Milwaukee Kayak Company
Milwaukee Kayak Company
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Water SportsStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM

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Stephanie G
Chicago, IL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We chose the mid day tour this past Wednesday 8/26. What a great option to offer because It is just long enough to get a great view of the city that you normally wouldn’t see and tire out beginners!
It was a beautiful hot sunny day and there was just enough of a breeze to make it comfortable.
Staff was friendly and attentive and it is so nice to see a business take social distancing and sanitizing seriously to not only keep themselves safe but their patrons.
I’d highly recommend their tour and this location (Water St) has a small parking lot and there is plenty of street parking.
Written August 28, 2020
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Ripley411
Waukesha, Wisconsin29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
My first time kayaking the Milwaukee River! Chose Milwaukee Kayak Company as their prices were the most competitive I saw; you got twice the time on the river for only a few bucks more than other companies. It was a great experience! All employees we saw wore masks and were clearly disinfecting equipment which was appreciated. Also, easy to sign up online and piece of cake to get on the water once you arrive. I definitely recommend them!
Written July 2, 2020
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Philip P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The owner, Beth, was super helpful and accommodating. We ran out of sunscreen and she let us use what she had for her staff. The 0-4 hour rental is very reasonably priced, and they are willing to work with people who would like to stay out a little longer. Just call and ask! The launch point is just downriver of the Confluence and 40-60 minutes away from either Lakefront Brewery on the Milwaukee or City Lights on the Menomonee. We paddled up to Lakefront the back down to MKE Ale House. Make sure the kayak has a rope to dock with before you launch, and consider getting cocktails at Boone and Crockett (9 minute walk away at the Cooperage) afterwards.
Written June 7, 2021
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Matt S.
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I was a season passholder for 2020 and absolutely loved my experience with MKC. Great availability, customer service, tour options, and thoughtful COVID precautions. A lifesaver in a very troubling summer pandemic. I highly recommend MKC kayaking for both locals and visitors as a must-do experience of Milwaukee and all the city has to offer.
Written October 23, 2020
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jillfedy
Hartland, WI5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We had family visiting who have never been to Milwaukee before. All of my usual "welcome to Wisconsin" activities have been closed due to COVID so I had to stretch my imagination. We reserved 10 kayaks on a Saturday late morning. Milwaukee Kayak Co. were well organized, sending us our waivers to complete prior to arriving. Kayaks were ready, clean and in good repair. We were able to site-see the Harley Museum, Fiserv Forum and the downtown area. We stopped at Lakefront Brewery for lunch and still made it back within the time frame of our 4 hour rental. Our guests saw a great glimpse of our city!
Written September 7, 2020
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Mallory S
Milwaukee, WI32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
A small group of friends (4) decided to rent some kayaks from this company on the first day they were able to reopen during the pandemic. We were greeted by workers wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Even payments were contactless. They have a port-a-potties & a hand washing station outside plus hand sanitizer available for use. Everyone was very cheerful and helpful. They made sure to sanitize the paddles and boat after every use.

The rentals include 4 hours of kayaking time so the only "drawback," which was out of their control was the fact that no bars were open so bathroom breaks got a bit difficult. Make sure you go before you hit the water!

The entire experience was very pleasant and I would use this company again - maybe tomorrow even ;)
Written May 28, 2020
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K B
Milwaukee, WI2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Milwaukee Kayak Company is the best kayak rental company in Milwaukee! I have used them for years, leading kayak trips up the Kinnickinnic River. They are always organized, very kind and generous. They definitely have the best kayaks as well. I've gone up the Milwaukee and Menomonee, too, bringing friends who had never been, and they were super impressed with everything at MKC. Beth and her team even put a balloon on my kayak for my last-minute request for a birthday paddle. They are really the best!
Written September 14, 2020
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KOK
Elm Grove, WI5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Everything from registration to loading was done very conscientously, and in adherence of the Covid-19 regulations etc. I felt that my family and I were safe in embarking on this activity. Their equipment is in great shape and loading /unloading is easily done from a ramp.
Written August 8, 2020
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Sarah W
Tulsa, OK107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
This was our first visit to Milwaukee and kayaking on the Milwaukee river is a great way to see downtown and the surrounding area. Both the gentleman who checked us in, and the lady who checked us out were friendly and efficient. The equipment was in good shape and the kayak even had the upgraded seats. Dry bags are provided which was perfect to hold our keys, phones, and wallets. The 4 hours allotted was the perfect amount of time. We were able to leisurely kayak north to the Lakefront brewery, have a couple beers, and were back to the dock with time to spare. There are several places along the river that you can stop and tie off and explore. Will definitely book these kayaks next time we’re in town.
Written September 4, 2021
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MuiFamily
Delafield, WI143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Our first time using MKC was highly enjoyable and I can enthusiastically recommend them. Their location was easy enough to find and had plenty of parking. We had signed our waivers and reserved online so check in was a breeze. They gave us a map of the rivers and possible docking spots/breweries/restaurants along the way before sending us out. I appreciated that; we've used another kayak rental company on the river which did not provide such guidance and we felt a lot more confident on the water knowing where we were heading.
Written July 9, 2021
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