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 is open 7 days/week and offer daily kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals and weekly guided tours. Our season runs everyday through Labor Day. After Labor Day, we will be open for reservations and will continue to offer guided tours through mid-October. Our Schlitz Park weekend location is open Saturdays and Sundays only beginning Sat, June 13th.

Daily Rental Rates (reservations required – please call or text to make a reservation):
• Single Person Kayaks $35 / 4 hours
• Tandem Kayaks $65 / 4 hours
• Canoes $65 / 4 hours
• Paddleboards $35 / 4 hours

Daily rental reservations are recommended, especially if you’re looking to rent on the weekends. Walk-up traffic is welcome but it is easier for us to plan for your arrival when you have a reservation. To make a reservation, please call or text us at (414) 301-2240. If you’re looking for a distant future reservation, you can email us at Scroll down to see the information we will need from you when making a reservation. Payment can be taken over the phone or upon arrival with a contactless credit card reader.

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.


Our Main Location at 318 SOUTH Water Street is located on the Milwaukee River in the Harbor District across from the Historic Third Ward. Our main location is located in a boatyard called Jerry’s Docks, now called Harbor Yards. This location offers kayak (single and tandem kayaks), canoes and paddleboard rentals. All of our guided tours launch from this location and tickets can be purchased on our guided tours page.

Our Schlitz Park weekend location will re-open for the season on Saturday, June 13th, 2020. This location is open Saturdays and Sundays only 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 single kayak rentals and a limited supply of tandem kayaks.


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.


 If you have any questions, please give us a call or send an email anytime:
(414) 301-2240

Thanks and hope to see you on the river soon!

MKC – Main Location

Open 7-days/week.

Mon-Fri: 10am-7:30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-7:30pm

Milwaukee Kayak Company
318 SOUTH Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

*located in Harbor Yards – in a boatyard called Jerry’s Docks
*reservations recommended by calling or texting us at (414) 301-2240

MKC – Schlitz Park weekend location

Open for the season Sat, June 13th

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
*reservation information coming soon

Daily Rentals – Reservations

We recommend making reservations to ensure boat availability and to help us plan for your arrival. To make a reservation, please call or text us at (414) 301-2240. 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.

Reservation Information Needed:
1) Your First and Last Name
2) Phone Number
3) Email Address (optional)
4) Date of Reservation
5) Time of Arrival
6) How Many People / Kayak Count
7) Type of boat (single person kayak, tandem kayak, canoe, paddleboard)
8) Payment information (pre-pay over phone or pay upon arrival with contactless credit card reader)

If you have a weekend reservation, we will confirm your reservation by text or phone call the Thursday or Friday before the weekend begins. We may text or phone you to confirm a weekday reservation as well.

Payment & Refunds:
Currently, we prefer CC payment over the phone when making your reservation due to COVID-19 recommendations. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please let us know ASAP so we can accommodate other reservations and provide you a refund. You can also change your reservation to another date and time, it’s up to 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

Guided Tours

Along with daily rentals, we also offer weekly guided tours, New this season, we will be offering “Morning Sunshine Paddles” (7-8:30am) and “Mid-Day City Sights & Sounds Paddles” on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-1:30pm. These tours will begin mid-June and are perfect for anyone looking to paddle with a guide from MKC. Pre-registration is required by purchasing online or by phone. They will be posted online soon!

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 tours will be limited to 6 participants and will include 1-2 MKC guides.

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

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MKC - Main Location

318 S Water St,
Milwaukee, WI 53204
*Located inside Jerry's Docks
*Reservations encouraged

Schlitz Park

1555 North RiverCenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Thank you for a great season!
See you in Spring.

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For Reservations or Rental Availability
Call or Text: (414) 301-2240