Milwaukee Kayak Company

Thank you for visiting Milwaukee Kayak Company - offering kayak, canoe and standup paddleboard rentals on the Milwaukee River.

Milwaukee Kayak Company (MKC) was founded in 2013 after many years exploring the Milwaukee, Menomonee and KK Rivers. We are locally-owned, community driven and love Milwaukee and our beautiful waterways. We are located on the Milwaukee River in the Walkers Point neighborhood - across the Milwaukee River from the Historic Third Ward District and across the street from Next Act Theater. Our unique location provides a beautiful view of the Milwaukee River, Hoan Bridge and historic train bridge.

Days & Hours of Operation:

Current Schedule | Labor Day thru mid/late-October:
Wednesday thru Friday 2:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-7:00pm
• closed Mondays & Tuesdays

In-season (Spring thru Labor Day):
• Tuesday thru Friday 10:00am-7:30pm
• Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-7:30pm

Currently, all rentals need to be back to our dock by 7:00pm due to sundown. All rentals include a life jacket and paddle(s). When you arrive, we will outfit you, provide a brief instruction, review the Urban Water Trail Map and be sure you are comfortable on-land before sending you off to explore our great city and rivers.

Reservations are recommended to ensure boat availability. Visit our Reservations and FAQ's pages for more information and to help answer any questions. Please visit our blog for special events and updates and email us anytime at info@milwaukeekayak.com.

Thanks again for visiting our site. See you on the water and Paddle On... Milwaukee!

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♦ "The Milwaukee Kayak Company is officially my favorite activity in the city."

♦ "Paddling with Beth and seeing the Downtown buildings from the River was an enjoyable experience."

♦ "Great Team Building Experience for the group".
Dan K.


Upcoming Events

Summer Guided Paddles

Lakeshore State Park
Paddle Demo’s

Visit our Blog for events and other information

Press Room

We have had the opportunity to meet and paddle with many great people at Milwaukee Kayak Company – both locals looking to explore our city and tourists looking for an urban adventure. Many have shared their stories with the world and we thank you for visiting and paddling with Milwaukee Kayak Company! Visit our Press Room.