On the water
Lake Express Hi-Speed Ferry
The catamaran-style auto/passenger ferry offers a relaxing two and a half hour ride across Lake Michigan. Enjoy spectacular lake views as you watch the Milwaukee skyline on one leg of the trip and relax with a backdrop of sand dunes, beaches and historic naval vessels in Michigan. In between, enjoy spectacular lake vistas as it crosses the world’s 5th largest lake.
Lakeshore Paddle Sports Rentals
One-hour paddleboat and hydrobike rentals allow visitors to paddle around the Maritime Water Basin beside Discovery World and along the Summerfest grounds. 10am-7pm daily (Early Bird Special $5/person/hour, 10am-1pm, Mon.-Fri.) During Summerfest, rentals will only be available at the Summerfest grounds. South dock of Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr. lakeshorepaddlemke.com (414) 217-7235
Milwaukee Boat Line
Narrated sightseeing tours, cocktail cruises, and live music. Double-decker vessels sail Milwaukee's rivers, harbors, and Lake Michigan. Seven days
a week, May-Sept. mkeBOAT.com 101 W. Michigan St., downtown on the RiverWalk. (414) 294-9450.
Riverwalk Boat Tours & Rentals
Nightly Sunset Cruises, Weekend Pub tours, Sunday Bloody Mary Cruise, Private Charters and Pontoon Rentals. riverwalkboats.com
Pere Marquette Park, 950 N. Old World Third St. (414) 283-9999