We are closed for the season. See you in Spring '17!

Solo Kayak


Tandem Kayak


Traditional Canoe


Stand-Up Paddle Board


Ready to go? Choose your boat above.

Thanks for your interest in Milwaukee Kayak Company. We offer kayak, canoe and paddleboard (SUP) rentals downtown Milwaukee and are located on the Milwaukee River, with easy access to the Menomonee River heading west and the KK River going south.

When you paddle with us, you will be paddling on our rivers through downtown Milwaukee. We are located in the Harbor District, very close to Lake Michigan and advocate for our rivers. We want you to stay on our rivers and not venture out to Lake Michigan.

We are currently closed for the season and will re-open in Spring 2017. Thank you for an incredible season and see you on the river again soon!

We are launching our 5th season in Spring 2017 and look forward to seeing you! We will be opening Memorial Day weekend (or sooner depending on river and weather conditions).

We have two locations. Our MAIN LOCATION is located in a boatyard called Jerry’s Docks at 318 SOUTH Water Street and our pop-up location at Schlitz Park. Our main location is open 7 days/week and our Schlitz Park location is open weekends only in summer.

Milwaukee Kayak Company

318 SOUTH Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
* Located in Jerry’s Docks
* Located on the south side of the river, in the Harbor District, across from the Historic Third Ward and across the street from Next Act Theater

In-season, our main location is open 7-days/week:

• Monday noon-7:30pm
• Tuesday-Friday 10am-7:30pm
• Saturday & Sunday 9am-7:30am
* All boats are due back by 7:30pm

MKC @ Schlitz Park “pop-up” location:

1515 RiverCenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53209
* Open weekends in summer

Single kayak

$35 / 0-4 hours

Our rental fleet include mostly single kayaks that fit one person. Our "pop-up" location at Schlitz Park includes single person kayaks only. All kayakers must be age 12 or older to paddle their own kayak.

Tandem kayak

$50 / 0-4 hours

We have a few tandem kayaks in our fleet at our main location. These fit two adults OR one adult and one child. If you're new to kayaking, please consider renting your own kayak. Tandem kayaks take a bit of coordination and knowledge of the sport... we want you to have a good experience, so we recommend single person kayaks when available. Tandem kayaks work well for adults and children under the age of 12.


$50 / 0-4 hours

We have a few canoes in our fleet at our main location. Canoes fit two adults OR one adult and one child.

Standup paddleboard

$35 / 0-4 hours

We have 4 standup paddleboards available in our fleet at our main location.

Plan ahead - please provide these details when making your reservation for our main location.

Our MAIN LOCATION encourages reservations, especially on the weekends. When you call to make your reservation, please have this information ready: 1) First and last name 2) Date of reservation 3) Time of arrival 4) How many kayaks (and what kind – single kayaks, tandems, canoes, paddle boards, etc). 5) Contact phone #

Review, sign and submit a waiver, please.

All paddlers must review, sign and submit a waiver. We have waivers on-site or, to save time, you can download and sign our waiver. Minors must have a parent or guardian fill out and sign.

Make your reservation

Call us at: 414-301-2240

When you make your reservation, we will block off 4 hours for you. You can return your boats whenever you’d like during those 4 hours – some paddlers stay out for an hour, some stay out for 4 hours – it’s all up to you!