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Milwaukee Boat Line

101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903
+1 414-294-9450
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Evening 'Happy Hour' Cruise

The deal is... a 90 minute cruise to the lake with 3 drinks included. The cruise itself was... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2016
Barry M
Trenton, New Jersey
Enjoyable Sunday Cruise

Greatly enjoyed our Sunday boat cruise. I grew up in Milwaukee and never thought that there was... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2016
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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Welcome to the home of the IROQUOIS, VOYAGEUR, & VISTA KING, Milwaukee's favorite double-decker excursion vessels approved to cruise on the Milwaukee River, Harbor AND Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Boat Line continues a fifty-plus year tradition of celebrating the beauty and charm of Milwaukee.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903
+1 414-294-9450

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

The deal is... a 90 minute cruise to the lake with 3 drinks included. The cruise itself was enjoyable, you go under a few bridges that need to be raised, visit the port and see a few ships and facilities and follow the breakwater to...More

1  Thank Barry M
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Greatly enjoyed our Sunday boat cruise. I grew up in Milwaukee and never thought that there was more to Milwaukee. I found the cruise very interesting - seeing Milwaukee from a completely different vantage point. I was surprised that we went outside of the breakwater...More

Thank Portperson
Reviewed September 6, 2016

First of all we never did find the designated parking lot. Poor directions and the wrong address given. Bathrooms were not clean and no toilet paper! Strong smell of diesel fuel and sewage from the lake and sewage processing plant. Could have given much more...More

Thank MB391644
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Two couples in town for weekend chose the boat tour one afternoon. It was relaxing and informative. The boat was clean and quiet. Alcoholic and soft drinks were very reasonably priced. A pleasant surprise was riding into the big lake and through a marina.

Thank L2231NEscottp
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We actually live on the river but wanted to take the tour so we could learn more about the city along the shoreline Our guide was good at reading a script and naming the buildings but we learned nothing that would help us to know...More

1  Thank judyzachkap
Reviewed August 10, 2016

We went on the sold out boat ride and we had a good time. I thought it was a tour but I didn't hear anything regarding what each thing was that we saw. There were only two people serving drinks and brats and it took...More

1  Thank Gaby M
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Went on an afternoon tour and chose to sit on the lower deck in the back section. The views were good and the open windows allowed for a warm breeze. Unfortunately, we heard maybe 25% of the guide's descriptions. The motor was loud and the...More

1  Thank PamfromMilw
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We booked a city cruise as an activity for visiting family members. We were really impressed with the amount of interesting information about the city and its architecture from our guide, Leif. The cruise was a nice pace, lasting about 90 minutes. The city was...More

1  Thank Hcwi
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice leisurely cruise down the river with narration about the historic buildings. Cruise diverted 2 times to go past temporary sights to see. Drinks and snacks available. Great way to spend a couple of hours!

1  Thank Alan K
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited for Father's Day and enjoyed our cruise. The boat was large and comfortable with a full service bar. The cruise travels down the Milwaukee River into Lake Michigan. This offers spectacular views of the city. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I...More

1  Thank Brewerboy83
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Lynne T
September 5, 2016|
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Response from mrscold | Reviewed this property |
There is no inexpensive way. The high speed ferry is very pricey, especially if you are taking a car. (That one runs out of Milwaukee). The other option is the USS Badger, which runs about 2 hours north of Milwaukee out of... More