See Milwaukee from a dazzling new vantage point aboard one of these boats

Walks along around the city offer plenty of pretty sights – but the best way to see Milwaukee is from the water. Both the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan offer unparalleled vantage points for taking in the city.

Lake Express 

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 and historic naval vessels in Michigan. In between, enjoy spectacular lake vistas. (866) 914-1010

Lakeshore Paddle Sports Rentals 

One-hour paddleboat and hydrobikes rentals allow visitors to paddle around the Maritime Water Basin beside the Discovery World museum and the quiet water basin along the Summerfest grounds.
South dock of Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr.

Riverwalk Boat Tours

Offers 10-person pontoon rentals and private charter boats with a captain for 10-49 people. Unwind after a long workday or celebrate in style with a private charter or self-captained pontoon boat on the beautiful waters of Milwaukee.
Pere Marquette Park, 950 N. Old World Third St.

Milwaukee Boat Line

This boat line is known for its sightseeing cruises. Explore Milwaukee’s past and present from rivers, harbors and Lake Michigan during a 90 minute tour. Live narration is provided by experienced, entertaining tour guides and the captain. Also offered are Happy Hour and concert cruises, and more. Additional details can be found at