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“Nice way to see downtown and learn a little about the history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riverwalk Boat Tours

Riverwalk Boat Tours
Pere Marquette Park, Milwaukee, WI
414 283-9999
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Ranked #19 of 65 Activities in Milwaukee
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Charleston, West Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice way to see downtown and learn a little about the history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide, adequate boat, and was worth the 1.5 hr trip. Options for small snacks and drinks in the bar on the lower deck. Top deck of the boat is open to the elements (although there are windows that can be closed off), so when it gets on the open waters of Lake Michigan expect it to be windy and cooler than when on the river. Pick-up spot for the boat is close to the 3rd ward area and Shops on Grand Ave, and plenty of street or structure parking around.
If you have a dog - They did allow us to bring a well-behaved dog on the boat (and we weren't the only ones to do so).

Visited May 2013
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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“1.5 hours of stories, and architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Many humorous stories about the first three settlers, about how they cleaned up the polluted river, and several cool looking river townhouses, with their private boat marinas.

Visited August 2012
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Sherman, Texas
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23 attraction reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Fun trip on the river and great Margaritas!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We went on this tour on Margarita Monday! We figured it would be weak drinks and a quick in and out! IT WAS NOT!!! The drinks were outstanding and strong! The trip was over an hour and half long! We went out into the bay, but not beyond the break wall! The tour up and down the river was great too!! Make sure you look for the bronze statue of "The Fonz" on the river side!! This is a great trip to take and we will do it again!

Visited July 2012
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Mankato, Minnesota
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“Social Saturday Cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Had a fantastic time on this 1 1/2 hour journey down the river to Lake Michigan. Price was great for a 90 trip, some snacks (fruit, cheese, crackers, chips & salsa, meatballs and quesadillas). Your alcohol is all included in the original fee.

Though they don't offer a full bar, what they do offer is probably good enough for most (I believe: beer, wine, hard liquor, soda, lemonade). I'm not a huge drinker but I thought it was decent.

I never used the restroom so I can't comment on the facilities. I can't imagine it's anything too spectacular considering the boats are usually filled with partiers and free alcohol. Our pontoon was filled with 2 pretty tame batchelorette parties and no overly drunk or rowdy people.

I'm planning to go again in September to Milwaukee and this is something I've already decided I will be doing again!

Visited July 2012
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Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“afternoon tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We took a Saturday afternoon tour with this company. Drinks and appetizers were included. Very nice staff and captain. Would recommend this tour! It was not crowded, chairs only around the railings so everyone had a perfect view. Suggestion is to bring a jacket just in case it's cool on the water when it's 90 degrees.
Mel

Visited May 2012
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