Milwaukee River & Lake Michigan Activities

Get up close and personal with Milwaukee's waterways! Find the best boat tour for your trip to Milwaukee along Lake Michigan or the Milwaukee River!

  • 205 W. Highland Avenue
  • (414) 276-7447

Milwaukee's largest variety of public cruise options featuring the Historic Narrated Boat Tour, Wisconsin Brat Cruise, Sippin' Saturday, Sunday Funday, and the famous Fiesta Cruise! Private charters are also available!

  • McKinley Marina
  • (414) 273-5483

Milwaukee's only full-service kite store. Kites, windsocks, kite-flying accessories. Kite flying parties! Free kite lessons. Web site for kite festivals information. Snacks, hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream cones.

  • 1124 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • (414) 294-9450

Narrated tours, cocktails cruises, and live music. Double-decker vessels sail Milwaukee's rivers, harbors and Lake Michigan. Sightseeing: Saturday & Sunday at Noon, 2 p.m., & 4 p.m. Monday - Friday at 2 p.m. Happy Hour: Wednesday - Saturday at 6 p.m. Yacht Rock: Monday at 8 p.m…

  • 318 S. Water Street
  • (414) 301-2240

Explore downtown Milwaukee and our three rivers by kayak, canoe and/or paddleboard. Season opens Memorial Day weekend. Daily rentals available, guided paddles and good times. Call for reservations; walk-ups at our 2nd location at Schlitz Park in July & August. See you on the…

  • Docks Located at Pere Marquette Park (State & Old World Third Street)
  • (414) 283-9999

Milwaukee River Tours including public and private boat tours and rentals. Large fleet of boats for hourly or day rentals. Captained cruises for up to 50 people! See Milwaukee from a whole new perspective while cruising the river and out to Lake Michigan. Great idea for corporate…

  • Located in McKinley Marina (Slip G-62)
  • (414) 687-3203

Available May-October. Experience Milwaukee's beautiful shoreline from Lake Michigan. Relax in style and comfort aboard Quinn Marie, a Catalina 380 sailing yacht. Enjoy a Sea Dog Sailing excursion in Milwaukee Harbor during day sails, sunset cruises, or other voyages. View the…

  • 500 N. Harbor Drive
  • (414) 765-9966

Discovery World is an extraordinary experience devoted to sharing the wonders of science and igniting a love of endless exploration. We are the spark of joy in a child’s eyes when they make a connection with a living creature. Here at our world-class facility on Lake Michigan’s…



Get in touch with nature at these gardens and green spaces around Milwaukee.

Group Tour Checklist

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Make a stop to these shopping destinations around Milwaukee to shop the best retailers, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and premium outlets.

Sporting Events

Grab a foam finger, some team spirit, and group tickets to cheer on one of Milwaukee’s teams, from Major League Baseball to college sports to roller derby.


From Broadway to cabaret, Milwaukee is a powerhouse when it comes to the performing arts. Cutting-edge, contemporary theater, modern and experimental dance, a thriving live…