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 29 per state of Wisconsin, you are required to take an online boaters safety course, more info here. or you can hire a skipper from Rent Skippers.
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.
6 person minimum group size on Saturdays
4 person minimum group size
4 person minimum group size
Kids 3 and under are free
Contact us to add time to rentals, we can do it if the schedule allows
If you were born in 1988 or earlier, you do not need a Boaters License, just a valid Drivers License.
If you were born in 1989 or earlier, (under 30) 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 $35 an hour, more info here.
That's totally fine, we can add or subtract people to your reservation at check in. We will make adjustments to your price at check in. Keep in mind we do have a 4 person minimum (6 person minimum on Saturdays). So if you have less than the minimum at arrival we will charge the minimum rate.
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.
This is our 4th season and we have realized the perfect amount of time to do the entire Milwaukee River Loop is 90 minutes. It takes 90 minutes to go all the way from our location to the northern point of the Milwaukee River (Lakefront Brewery) or up to the Harp, dock there and make a quick 15 pit stop to grab a round of drinks / bathroom break. We can add time if we have schedule flexibilty/
Yes, the Milwaukee River has great options. We even have dock space reserved at the Harp for our other boats, the Paddle taverns, so our staff will help land you, and it's in the mid point of the Milwaukee River Lap.
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.
Send us a message with any comments, questions, or scheduling concerns. We will get back to you soon!
818 South Water Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204, United States
414-240-8428 call or text
Last Year we realized people liked the per person pricing model, so we are going to continue that this season. 4 person minimum per outing (6 person minimum on Saturday's). Price drops as you add more people. And all tours are 1 hour and 30 minutes. This is the perfect time allotment to do the Milwaukee River Loop- from our docks all the way up to Lakefront Brewery and back. And enough time to make a quick pit stop at the Harp, or Lakefront for a a quick drink.
Saturday - 6 person minimum- see rates below
Fridays and Sundays $40/person
Mon-Thurs $35 per person
Saturday & Holiday $45 / person
Fridays and Sundays $35/person
Mon-Thurs $30 per person
Saturday & Holiday $40 / person
Fridays and Sundays $30/person
Mon-Thurs $25 per person
16 and under are $15 cheaper than adult rate
Includes Sanitized Boat, Cooler and fresh bag of ice.
We have a couple time slots set aside for extra hour on rentals, contact us for those times and price
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