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.

lake-express.com (866) 914-1010   See more >>

Lakeshore Paddle Sports Rentals

Lakeshore Paddle Sports Rentals

One-hour paddleboat and hydrobikes rentals allow visitors to paddle around the Maritime Water Basin and the quiet water basin along the Summerfest grounds.

South dock of  Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr. lakeshorepaddlemke.com

(414) 217-7235

Milwaukee Boat Line

Explore Milwaukee’s past and present from rivers, harbors and Lake Michigan during this 90 minute tour. Live narration is provided by experienced, entertaining tour guides and the captain.  mkeBOAT.com

101 W. Michigan St., downtown on the RiverWalk.  (414) 294-9450.

Riverwalk Boat Tours & Rentals

Offers 10-passenger, self-captained pontoon rentals and 22-passenger, captained private charters in downtown Milwaukee. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan this summer. riverwalkboats.com

Pere Marquette Park, 950 N. Old World Third St.  (414) 283-9999

Milwaukee Kayak Company

Paddle on the Milwaukee River with a fleet that includes kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes.

milwaukeekayak.com 318 S. Water St.

Milwaukee Community Sailing Center

Offers introductory and advanced sailing classes for adults, youth, and children.

1450 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.