Milwaukee is a city on the water! Built along the lakefront of Lake Michigan with the Milwaukee River weaving through downtown, you won’t want to miss the unique opportunity to see a city from a whole new vantage point: water-level!
|Explore the city's waterways aboard a Milwaukee boat tour.|
Edelweiss Boats – Milwaukee River Cruise Line departs from downtown Milwaukee and takes you down the Milwaukee River and along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. With dining, cocktail and themed cruises making up 20 public cruises per week, you’re sure to find a cruise that makes you ready to climb aboard and cast off!
America’s only pub crawl by boat can be found at Riverwalk Boat Tours & Rentals. In addition to the popular Saturday pub crawl, enjoy cocktail cruises throughout the week, kids carnival cruises and a special cruise to get a front seat view for lakefront fireworks displays. If a scheduled tour isn’t your style, you can also rent pontoon boats here to cruise your own way.
Milwaukee Boat Line offers narrated sightseeing tours, fun cocktail cruises and even live music. Cruise the rivers, harbors and Lake Michigan aboard the double-decker Vista King and Voyageur.
Set sail on the Lake aboard a 38-foot yacht, the Quinn Marie, with Sea Dog Sailing. Take a day sail or a sunset cruise, or charter a private excursion for a one-of-a-kind experience on the water. You can sign on as a guest or a sailor, making it the perfect compromise for those who want to relax and those who would rather get in on the action.
If you'd like to take a 2-hour Family Day Sail aboard the world's only recreation of a three-masted 19th century Great Lakes cargo schooner, try Discovery World's tall ship, the Sailing Vessel (S/V) Denis Sullivan. Children and adults alike will have fun "becoming part of the crew" by helping to set the sails and taking a turn at the helm! You’ll also learn about Milwaukee’s rich maritime past while enjoying the beautiful view from Lake Michigan.