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. We will open for the season on Friday, May 22nd of Memorial Day weekend (or maybe the weekend before, it just depends on river and weather conditions). We are 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.
(Please scroll down for rental information, reservations and rates).
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. Daily rental reservations are recommended, especially if you’re looking to rent on the weekends. Walk-up traffic is welcome too. To make a reservation, please call us at (414) 301-2240 or email us at email@example.com. Scroll down to see the information we will need from you when making a reservation.
Our Schlitz Park weekend location will re-open for the season in June 2020 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 kayaks and is open for walk-up traffic and in-person day-of reservations (no phone).
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.
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:
Thanks and hope to see you on the river soon!
MKC – Main Location
Open 7-days/week. Opening Friday, May 22nd of Memorial Day weekend (will open sooner if weather and river conditions permit).
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 us at (414) 301-2240
MKC – Schlitz Park weekend location
Thanks for a fun and safe season. See you this June 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
*walk-up traffic and day-of in-person reservations available
Daily Rentals – Reservations
We recommend making reservations to ensure boat availability and to help us plan for your arrival. To make a reservation, please give us a call at (414) 301-2240. Walk-ups are welcome too.
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.
When you call in your reservation, we will ask you for this information:
2) Phone Number
3) Date of Reservation
4) Time of Arrival
5) How Many People / Kayak Count
6) Type of boat (single person kayak, tandem kayak, canoe, paddleboard)
7) Payment information (we prefer CC payment over phone due to COVID-19 recommendations)
8) Email Address
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.
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, we appreciate 24 hours notice and will provide you with a full refund or you can reschedule for another date and time – it’s up to you. We are cool and understand this time of uncertainty, that life happens and that things come up so please stay in touch.
If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we appreciate 24 hours notice and will provide you with a full refund. You can also reschedule for a different date and time – it’s up to you.
If you need to cancel your reservation day-of (within 24 hours of your reservation), please let us know ASAP so we can accommodate other reservations. We are cool, understand this time of uncertainty, that life happens and that things come up so please stay in touch so we can provide you with a refund or update your reservation to a different date and time, thanks.
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.
If you do not show up for your reservation, you will not receive a refund. Thanks for understanding.
Please give us a call at (414) 301-2240
If you have any questions, please give us a call (414) 301-2240 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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