Explore the Milwaukee River in our Easy to Drive Duffy Boats
Not a seasoned boat person, not a problem the manufactures tag line is "as easy to drive as a golf cart". And our staff will help land and launch the boat. Anyone over 25 with a valid drivers license can rent. If under 34 (born after Jan 1 1989) per state of Wisconsin, you are required to take an online boaters safety course, more info here. or you can hire a skipper from Cream City Skippers, email them Creamcitycaptainsmke@gmail.com.
Duffy Boats are Eco Friendly, Certified Zero Emissions. They use charged electricity instead of gasoline. Not only is this a massive perk for Planet Earth but the boats are silent in the water enhancing the overall boating experience
We launch from the south side of the downtown River District, a 90 minute rental allows you to do a complete lap of the entire downtown corridor, (up to the Harp Irish Pub and Back) which is such a beautiful an unique way to see the city from a new angle.
We have life jackets in all sizes, all ages welcome on the boats.
The Boats have windows that can be easily zipped up to keep you comfortable regardless of what mother nature throws our way. Our boats have sun decks on the back too to enjoy the sunshine.
$499- Saturdays & Holidays
$399- Friday's & Sunday's
$199- Early Bird -Mon-Thursday departures from 9am-2pm
$599- Saturdays & Holidays
$499- Friday's & Sunday's
$249- Early Bird -Mon-Thursday departures from 9am-2pm
We will let you know upon arrival is there is an option to add on time. You can decide while on the boat.
Want more Duffy Boat time in your life, we got you covered. New for the 2023 boating season we will be offering 6 pack rentals for the price of 4 rentals.
If you were born in 1988 or earlier, you do not need a Boaters License, just a valid Drivers License.
If you were born or after Jan 1st 1989, earlier, (34 or under ) you need to complete your boater safety course online, info here
The manufactures tag line is "as easy to drive as a golf cart". We have found this to be true. Your don't have to be a seasoned skipper to enjoy our Duffy Boats.
Yeah there is a 3rd party skipper service you can use, they are $40 an hour, send them an email Creamcitycaptainsmke@gmail.com
BYOB and food allowed, we have a big yeti cooler and provide ice for you. Boats have a sound system that can be connected via Bluetooth, so bring a good playlist.
Boats launch from the Cooperage Building Docks, 818 S. Water Street, (Boone and Crockett Cocktail Lounge). Most groups will head north and do the Milwaukee River Loop up to Lakefront Brewery and back.
Yes, the Milwaukee River has great options. The Harp docks, Aloft Docks, and the docks at Boone & Crockett are usually staffed, and will help you land the boat.
New for the 2023 season, we have smaller vessel for groups of 2, 3 and 4. These boats have been outfitted with electric motors, to keep in line with the eco- friendly, handsome boat fleet.
We have found most groups like to go for 2 or 2.5 hours. It takes 90 minutes to do the Milwaukee River Loop, the extra 30-60 minutes allows time to stop at a bar along the way for a quick drink or backroom break, or do another mini lap.
If you scroll down on this page there is map that shows our dock locations, it also has the bars along the river with docks.
We are very flexible, we want your group to have a good time. The boats have roofs, and the window can be zipped up and down quickly. So light rain isn't a problem. Please cancel at least 3 days in advance. On bad weather days we will connect the morning of to give the renter their choice of refund, rain check, or delay the start time.
DUFFY BOATS ARE CERIFED ZERO EMISSION and 100% ELECTRIC POWE
New for the 2023 Boating Season, we bought more boats and added a second dock location. Please pay attention when booking your rental, and pay attention to your confirmation emails / text. Also if the date or time is sold out that your looking for try the other location.
This is our new location for the 2023 season.
Aloft Hotel Milwaukee
1230 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212
for those that have rented in 2018-2022, this is our original location
Boone & Crockett
820 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204