Explore the Milwaukee River in our Easy to Drive Duffy Boats
414-241-4394 call or text
Effective 4/29 Boat Rental Businesses are allowed to reopen. We know everyone’s circle of people is small right now. So, we’ve adjusted our prices to reflect that and get you and yours enjoying a safe, intimate activity outdoors. While Duffy Boats hold up to 12 people, we are charging per person only. That way, you can cruise the Milwaukee River with those you’re comfortable with. Rest assured, our boats are thoroughly sanitized between boat rides and, as always, you are welcome to BYO food and drink aboard. Please inquire with any questions - we are here to help you design your best experience.
90 minute outings -$25 per adult, $15 per kid 16 and under
We hope to help get you out of your house and comfortably enjoying what our city has to offer! Thanks for supporting our small business.
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.
We know everybody's circle is smaller so we are changing to a per person price so smaller groups can enjoy the experience. Outings are 90 minutes long, and you will have the entire boat for your group.
2 person minimum
4 person minimum on Saturdays
Includes Sanitized Cooler and fresh bag of ice.
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 have a 2 person minimum on the rentals.
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.
Base Rentals are 90 minutes, this is the amount of time it takes to do the Milwaukee River Lap. You can add time in 30 minute increments for $10 per person. If you want to stop at bar along the way we recommend adding an extra 30 minutes or 1 hour. Adding time needs to be when you reserve so we can adjust the schedule
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
414-241-4394 call or text
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