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.

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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