The boats fit up to 12, but are also great for smaller groups too. If you have a group size of 6 or under, contact us for the small group rate. ($100 cheaper Fri-Sun and $50 cheaper Mon-Thurs).
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 33) you need to complete your boater safety course online, info here
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.
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.
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.
Show them this graphic and article about your brain on a boat. Being on the water is good for mental health. It puts your brain in Blue Mind, being on a stylish electric boat that eliminates the motor noise and smell, amplifies, that state of mind, even further
Most Groups do the 2 or 2.5 hour time rental. It takes about 90 minutes to do the Milwaukee River Loop. So 2-2.5 hours is perfect if you want to double loop the sweet spot or stop at a bar along the way for a quick drink and bathroom break. You cand add time if the schedule allows
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.
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.
Yes we take our kids out on the Duffy's all the time, we have kids life jackets in all sizes, and kids have a good time.
The Taco Moto Food Truck is on site, just 50 feet from the boat house. If you want to bring tacos on the boat, arrive extra early in case they are super busy, which is often especially on Saturdays. Thrillist Magazine says they are the best tacos in Wisconsin, and we agree
We sell a couple boats our of our fleet at the end of each season. If you want to buy a boat, you can apply 100% of your rental fees towards the purchase. More info here.