A Unique Milwaukee River Excursion

A scenic AND FUN way to see our lovely city


Our Trips

Each tour is 1 hour and 45 minutes, We can fit up to 14 people per boat. We have two boats if your group is larger than 14.



Bring Your Own Beer. We provide coolers, ice, a Captain, and a First Mate. Food welcome too.


Milwaukee River

All tours start and end downtown at the Harp, (116 Juneau). Lots of great river bars along the way to make "Pit Stops."


Rent an entire boat (fits up to 14) or join a public tour

Private Tours

Fridays- $499

Saturdays - $539

Sunday Fun Day - $399

Mon - Thursday - $375

Holiday Sundays - $429

Need 2 or more boats together? call us to book, 414-241-4394


Public Tours

small groups welcome too, we run public tours which are priced per person

Thursday's $30 /person Friday $39 /person  Saturday's $45/person Sunday $33 /person



We run one public tour each Friday and Saturday. If you have a group of six or more, we will start another public tour (if we have a private time slot open). Call or text us to to set up a new public tour 414-241-4394

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Duffy Boats Rentals -new for 2018

Be a Captain for a day, our Brand new Duffy Electric Boats are;

- As Easy to Drive as a Golf Cart

- Eco Friendly- Certified Zero Emissions!

- Fits up to 12 Passengers

- BYOB, wine, snacks, food etc

- Family Friendly

$299-$369 for a 2 hour rental


How many people can fit on the boat?

We can fit up to 14 people on the paddle tavern boats and 12 people on the Duffy Boats. Need more? We have two of each boat, call us to book two boats, 414-241-4394, need even more room, we can fit up to 96 on our Pedal Tavern (bike pub crawl) tours, same phone number can help reserve boats or bikes.

Is Pedaling Difficult on the boat?

No it’s pretty easy, if you have done our Bike tours before you know that small hills can be a bit of workout, the boats are considerably easier. The river is flat, and we have a 20 HSP motor assisting, bring Grandma along for the ride.

Alcohol / Food / Cooler / Music Situation.

Bring Your Own Beer!! We have 4 built in bar coolers with ice to cool your drinks down. No Glass, up to 3 per person. Food is welcome too, the general rule of food is what can you eat one handed without a napkin or utensil (pretzels, sandwiches= awesome; birthday cake = horribly messy. Plug your phone into our sound system, a good play list goes a long way.

Where do we Launch? How long are the tours??

Paddle Tavern trips 1 hour and 45 minutes long. We start and end the trips from the docks behind the Harp, 113 E Juneau Ave.

Duffy Rentals launch from the Cooperage Building (new home of Boone and Crockett) 820 S Water St. and are 2 hours long.

We do allow for customization to length of tour, and custom drop off on non peak days.

Do you provide driver? Can we tip them?

Paddle Taverns are staffed with a licensed captain and even a first mate, you guys relax and have fun, we will take care of all the “boat stuff.” And yes they love tips.

Duffy Boats can be self drive rentals, or you can hire a third party captain service here. Price is $40 per hour.

Self Drive- No boating expeirnce needed, they are as easy to drive as a golf cart. Must be 25+ with a valid drivers license. If you were born after Jan 1st, 1989, your required to have your boaters safety license, which you can complete online for $29, more info here

How does the trip work, do we stop at bars along the way?

The Milwaukee River is a gem and full of great river bars to make a quick pit stop. Most of our groups make one stop so they can maximize the "on water time", but it's your call how many times and where we stop.



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Contact Us

Call or Text 414-241-4394

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Paddle Tavern Boats Launch from the Harp 116 E. Juneau St

Duffy Boats Launch from the Cooperage Building Docks 820 South Water St.