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Milwaukee Boat Line

101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903
+1 414-294-9450
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Lovely sightseeing cruise!

We drove up to Milwaukee for a sightseeing boat cruise on the Vista King. We bought tickets for... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
snickes
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Chicago, Illinois
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 19 September 2016
Barry M
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Trenton, New Jersey
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101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We drove up to Milwaukee for a sightseeing boat cruise on the Vista King. We bought tickets for the 4:00 boat but made it to the area by 2pm. They let us exchange the tickets so we could go on the earlier boat ride. We...More

Thank snickes
Reviewed 19 September 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

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 16 September 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 6 September 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 21 August 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 15 August 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 10 August 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 8 August 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 30 July 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 26 July 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
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Felton W
In a power wheelchair,senior,DAV, once I get to the ferry landing is there transportation there to take me into millwalkee ?
11 May 2017|
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Lynne T
we want to travel across lake michigan from Milwaukee to Muskegon. Whats the most least expensive way?
5 September 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
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bholtze
What is the cost? And what are the dates and times of the cruises? Thank you.
19 August 2016|
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Response from Carrie B | Reviewed this property |
Adults $17.99 Kids $8.99 under 3 free. Dogs on leash free. $4 more for brat/hot dog, chips and soda. Discount for parking lot. 12pm, 2pm and 4pm most days.
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