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“Great way to spend the day seeing downtown!”

Milwaukee Kayak Company
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Explore our great city & rivers in a kayak, canoe or standup paddleboard. Rentals avail spring-fall. See you on the river and #paddleonmilwaukee #mkc
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is by far one of the best things to do in Milwaukee on a warm day. We had visitors in from Chicago and we rented a few kayaks to see the sights downtown one afternoon, stopping for a few drinks along the numerous riverwalk establishments. It was by far the most fun we've had in a long time in our lovely city entertaining out of town guests.

Reasonably priced, the staff is VERY helpful and knowledgeable and answered all our questions before we paddled away to enjoy the sights, the exercise and warm sunny day on the river.

HIGHLY recommend this to locals as a perfect way to spend a summer day and to visitors who want to see the incredible development that has taken place downtown over the last few years.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

My 14 year old son and I took a kayak trip in August 2016 and had a great time. We are used to "floating" on Missouri rivers not in the city so this was very interesting for us!
We took our trip during the week in the early afternoon and really had the river to ourselves. This trip gives you a different perspective of the city, river and the architecture. We did not use the whole time allotted time but still felt it was worth the price! Great people working there too! All around great experience for both of us.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Reasonably priced, relaxing afternoon for the two of us.We took our time on the river seeing the sights and stopping to grab a bite. The Milwaukee kayak people are wonderful to work with!

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I recently made our first trip to Milwaukee and found the Milwaukee Kayak Company as an unexpected surprise/highlight of our trip. (We discovered them while beer tasting at Lakefront Brewery and several people came in carrying life jackets!)

We were lucky to take an excursion on the last open weekend of the 2016 season---a windy and overcast Saturday but otherwise relatively warm and pleasant. The owner, Beth, was incredibly friendly and generous with suggestions and explanation. We were free to "choose our adventure" (minus going out into Lake Michigan---that would be dangerous) and opted for the more urban route, padding downtown to the furthest turnaround point. We chose a tandem kayak which took us a little while to get used to(!) but was worth it in the end :)

You are free to tie to any public dock and on the way back we tethered at Milwaukee Brewing Company for a little refreshment before heading back in.

Such a GREAT way to spend the afternoon and if I ever found myself back in MKE I would do this again and explore some of the other areas available.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Get our exercise and you are able to stop at breweries or restaurants along the way for a well deserved break along the way. The river was not too crowded and usually calm, but on our way back it the wind picked up and paddling against the wind was more difficult.

The location is a bit hidden, but worth it. Go through the gate and parking lot to reach the river an Milwaukee Kayak Company.

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Beth H, Owner at Milwaukee Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for kayaking with us - and for finding us too! We appreciate you spending time on our rivers. Thanks again, Beth @ MKC

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