Hello from everyone here at MKC! Thanks for another great season on our rivers - we look forward to seeing you in Spring '23.
We have two locations: Our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street is located inside of Jerry's Docks, where we've been since we opened in 2013. Our additional weekend location at Schlitz Park is located at 1555 N. RiverCenter Drive along the Riverwalk in Downtown Milwaukee. Both locations bookend Downtown Milwaukee and are located on the Milwaukee River, Downtown Milwaukee. They are about a 25-30 minute paddle apart from each other.
Our main location is in the Harbor District, across the street from the Historic Third Ward. You can see the Hoan Bridge from the end of our dock, which if you pass under the Hoan Bridge, takes you out to Lake Michigan. We offer daily rentals and weekly guided tours and our inventory at our main location includes single person kayak, tandem kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. All rentals include a life jacket and paddle and we have a limited supply of dry bags you can borrow too.
Our Schlitz Park location is located on the Riverwalk on the north side of Downtown, a couple blocks south of Lakefront Brewery. We offer single person kayak rentals at our Schlitz Park location. All rentals include a life jacket and paddle and we have a limited supply of dry bags you can borrow too.
We are happy to talk or chat anytime. Give us a call, text or email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
MKC is a great place - we look forward to see you on our rivers and at MKC soon! - TeamMKC
Daily Rental Rates
$40 / 4 hours
Tandem kayak (2-person kayak):
$75 / up to 4 hours
$40 / up to 4 hours
$80 / up to 4 hours
Daily rentals are for up to 4 hours. 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. If you think you’d like your rentals longer than 4 hours, please let us know and we can talk about options.
Our weekly Guided Tours are fun and educational. We will gather as a group, launch and paddle together. All of our guided tours include safety boaters to help guide everyone along the way. Sometimes we will make a stop on the river where we can get out and stretch and/or grab a beverage – it just depends on the tour. Most of our tours are 3 hours long with 2 – 2 -1/2 hours spent paddling on our rivers. You can find our calendar by clicking on the “BOOK NOW” button on the bottom right.
All rentals include a boat (kayak, paddleboard, canoe), life jacket and paddle. We have a limited supply of dry bags you can borrow for your belongings. Please remember we are not responsible for lost, stolen or wet items. Life jackets must be worn at all times when near or on the water, thanks.
All participants need to be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks. If under the age of 12, then that paddler can share a tandem kayak or canoe with an adult (18+). All participants need to know how to swim.
The weight limit of our most stable kayak is 275 lbs depending on river and weather conditions. If weight is a concern, please give us a call to chat and/or make an appointment to talk about options or test paddling.
Everyone must submit a waiver before arrival. When making your reservation, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to our waiver. You can also find our waiver on the top right of our website. Thanks!
SPECIALTY GROUP TOURS:
We also offer special group tours. If you would like to organize a school group, community organization or special group outing, please give us a call or send an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. We can talk about general timelines, dates, rates, how it all works, our rivers and everything else to make your tour fun, safe and enjoyable.
Our Launch Locations
Our Main Location in Jerry’s Docks/Harbor Yards at 318 SOUTH Water Street is located on the Milwaukee River in the Harbor District across from the Historic Third Ward. Our main location offers daily kayak, canoe and standup paddleboard rentals 7-days/week. This has been our home since we opened in Spring 2013 and love it! Most of our guided tours launch from this location and tickets can be purchased by clicking on the "Book Now" button below. Daily rental reservations can be made by clicking on the "Book Now" button too. You can also call or text us with reservations but making them online is easy, fast and secure. Please know that we accept walk ups, but appreciate reservations so that we can prepare for your arrival and to ensure boat availability.
Our Schlitz Park weekend location will open for the season in June and is located on the Milwaukee River upriver from our main location (about a 30 minute paddle upriver from our main location). This location offers solo (single person) kayaks and is open on Saturdays and Sundays. Two or 4 hour rentals are available at this location. Reservations are recommended by clicking on the "Book Now" button below.