Reservations and Rental Info

Hello and thanks for finding us online! We are excited to celebrate our 8th season at Milwaukee Kayak Company (MKC) and look forward to seeing you at #MKC and on our rivers soon.

Our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street is located on the Milwaukee River in the Harbor District across from the Historic Third Ward. After Labor Day, we are open Friday @ 10am, Saturday @ 9am and Sunday at 9am. All boats are due back to our dock by 6pm due to sundown. We will continue to offer weekly guided tours thru early October. Our main location is located in a boatyard called Jerry’s Docks (now called Harbor Yards). Our main location offers kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals and weekly guided tours. (Please note that during the summer, we are open every day Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend).

Our Schlitz Park location at 1555 North RiverCenter Drive is now closed for the season. Thanks so much.

We recommend making reservations to ensure boat availability and to help us plan for your arrival. Please click on “Book Online Now” below to check availability and reserve online. You may also call or text in your reservation. Walk-ups are welcome, but we do appreciate reservations to help plan for your arrival.

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.

• Single Person Kayaks $35 / 4 hours
• Tandem Kayaks $65 / 4 hours
• Canoes $65 / 4 hours
• Paddleboards $35 / 4 hours

All rentals include a boat, life jacket and paddle. We have a limited supply of dry bags that you can borrow to protect your belongings. Please remember that we are not responsible for wet, lost or stolen merchandise and life jackets must be worn when near or on the water.


Please review and submit your digital waiver before you arrive at MKC. Waivers are now available online and we will need a waiver from all participants, including minors. When you arrive at MKC for your reservation, we will check you and your group in by last and first name.


We have implemented steps to protect the health of our customers and staff during COVID-19. Please visit us here to find out more, thank you.


We are cool, understand this time of uncertainty, that life happens and that things come up so please stay in touch. If we are closed due to weather (or any other issue), and cannot send you out on our rivers at your scheduled date/time, you will receive a full refund or you can change your reservation to another date and time. If you do not show up for your reservation, you may not receive a refund. Thanks for understanding.

Please give us a call with any questions.
(414) 301-2240

Thanks and hope to see you on the river soon!

MKC-Main Location

Open 7-days/week

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Milwaukee Kayak Company
318 SOUTH Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

*located in a boatyard called Jerry’s Docks, now called Harbor Yards
*reservations recommended

MKC-Schlitz Park (Sat & Sun)

Open Saturdays & Sundays only

Sat & Sun: 10am-5pm
*final weekend of season = Aug 29-30, 2020

Milwaukee Kayak Company @ Schlitz Park
1555 N. RiverCenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212

*located in the Schlitz Park parking lot between the Cherry and Pleasant Street bridge
*reservations recommended

Guided Tours

Along with daily rentals, we also offer weekly guided tours. Most of our guided tours are educational paddles where we partner with location organizations doing good things for our community and rivers. They include Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Menomonee Valley Partners, Harbor District Inc, and Milwaukee County Historical Society. These tours are safe, educational and fun and are good for seasoned paddlers and people new to the sport of paddling.

Our “Good Morning Sunshine Paddles” (7-8:30am) and “Mid-Day City Paddles” (11:30am-1:30pm) will continue through September and will take place on Friday mornings and afternoons . These paddles are perfect for anyone looking to paddle with a guide from MKC. Pre-registration is required by purchasing online or by phone.

Our weekly guided tours will be limited to 14 participants plus 2-3 MKC guides to keep our count under 20 people. Morning and Mid-Day guided paddles will be limited to 6 participants plus 1-2 MKC guides.

Please give us a call with any comments or questions.
(414) 301-2240

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