Opening Friday, May 26th.

Solo Kayak


Tandem Kayak


Traditional Canoe


Stand-Up Paddle Board


Rental Information

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. 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 Friday, May 26th of Memorial Day weekend (or sooner). Please stay in touch or send us an email with questions or to book your reservation. Email:

We have two locations. Our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street is open 7-days per week and reservations are recommended. Our Schlitz Park location is open Fridays per schedule and Saturdays & Sundays beginning June 17th. Schlitz Park is open for walk-up traffic only.

(open 7 days/week, reservations recommended)
Milwaukee Kayak Company
– Located in Jerry’s Docks
318 SOUTH Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

MKC @ Schlitz Park “pop-up”*
(open Friday per schedule + Sat & Sun starting June 17th)
1515 RiverCenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53209

MKC Main Location HOURS:
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 Location HOURS:
Saturday & Sunday @ 9am-7pm
** All boats are due back by 7pm
** Schlitz Park location will be opening Saturday, June 17th

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!