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Milwaukee Boat Line

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:00
Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Fun and Educational

You board the boat downtown in the 3rd ward and there is plenty of parking. The boat was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris W
via mobile
Relaxing way to view the city

It was a nice way to get information about the buildings on the Riverwalk. Our narrator gave us... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Donna B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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...more
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101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You board the boat downtown in the 3rd ward and there is plenty of parking. The boat was comfortable with plenty of the resin deck chairs and benches. They have enclosed seating areas, covered decks and sun decks so you have plenty of options to...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 19 August 2018

If I hadn't just taken the Chicago architectureal boat tour, I would have thought this one was very good. This one was not as interesting and shorter, but it did go out into the harbor to give a good view of the city and the...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

It was a nice way to get information about the buildings on the Riverwalk. Our narrator gave us good information about the history and architecture of the buildings. Tour was just about the right length of time. It was nice that you could go inside...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We have a great time on our cruise. We were able to take our dog with us. It was a day of high waves on Lake Michigan, so we didn't get to spend much time out there. But the rest of the tour was great...More

Thank monicacN2080AI
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I love a good boat ride. Anytime I visit someplace new, if they have a large river, lake, or both, I inquire quickly to see if boat rides are available. While in Milwaukee, I felt confident they would have boating excursions, given the vastness of...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We did the happy hour cruise which was $20 pp with option to buy two drinks up front for $7 pp. $3.50 a drink is a pretty good deal considering it offers Lakefront Brewery on tap and a couple different mixed drinks (pre-mixed versions of...More

Thank sunhead
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We took the noon tour on the Milwaukee River. The guide was very knowledgeable and easy to hear. The boat had covered and out on the deck seating. This came in handy, as the cool breezes and the warm sun had us changing seats on...More

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome scenic experience. Great tour guides views were absolutely stunning. Highly recommend and cost was very reasonable.

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our cruise. Bring a jacket if you're used to warmer summers, dont make the mistake we did, take a jacket. Once you're on the lake its chilly. Nice no nonsense narration informative without unnecessary jabber. The ship, the Vista king, and restroom...More

Thank Roger E
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Wow... where do I begin. The professional staff and awesome boat was a great first impression. We felt like we were on a mini vacation. The ride and the scenery is always impressive and the show was outstanding, I honestly had one of the best...More

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Lynne T
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