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Milwaukee Boat Line

101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903
+1 414-294-9450
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Perfect length of time

Highly recommend this boat tour. Guide was super nice amd answered questions. Even though it rained... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Catherine C
via mobile
Great tour!

Great tour of Milwaukee from the river and Lake Michigan. A different perspective and appreciation... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Melissa L
via mobile
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Welcome to the home of the IROQUOIS, VOYAGEUR, & VISTA KING, Milwaukee's favorite double-decker excursion vessels approved to cruise on the Milwaukee River, Harbor AND Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Boat Line continues a fifty-plus year tradition of celebrating the beauty and charm of Milwaukee.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this boat tour. Guide was super nice amd answered questions. Even though it rained we managed to stay dry under the roof. 90 minutes was perfect.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Great tour of Milwaukee from the river and Lake Michigan. A different perspective and appreciation for the city! (Bundle up for going on the lake)

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A party of eight of us spent a lovely sunny afternoon on this tour and we all had a wonderful time. There were 2 people in their late 70's, 2 in their late 60's, 2 in their mid 30's, a 7 year old, and a...More

Thank LadyM005
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Enjoyed a Happy Hour Cruise with a group of business colleagues. Great way to see the city from another perspective. Relaxing and fun. Bar on board helps keep the mood festive. Boat is a little older and not fancy but staff were friendly and the...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This was such a relaxing tour. Beautiful trip on the lake with a very humorous guide. Information and fun. Having a bar on board is great! Let the sangria flow.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I was a bit hesitant to use this tour as their fleet is old and shows the age, but the river boat tour company I had used in the past was closed on Monday. Since this was the only day available for my out of...More

2  Thank Becky W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This boat tour is a great way to see a lot of Milwaukee from a different perspective. The 90-minute ride took us on the Milwaukee River and out a ways onto Lake Michigan. Very interesting and informative. Take a sweater for the portion of the...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

When you take a history boat tour, you expect some coherent, linear history. You get a chatty , disorganized chat about some buildings and events without an overarching framework. I wouldn't have minded the corny puns if there was more information provided. Plus the information...More

Thank DianaID19
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had a really good time on this boat tour. We sat on top since the weather was nice. You do have to get there early if you want to sit on top in the open area. They gave a lot of information but also...More

Thank Isf27
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We did the happy hour adults-only tour. The views of the city from the river and Lake Michigan were 5 star. As resident of the East Coast, it was fascinating to see the large ocean-going cargo ships on Lake Michigan. The commentary by the guide...More

Thank luckydog57
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Lynne T
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Response from mrscold | Reviewed this property |
There is no inexpensive way. The high speed ferry is very pricey, especially if you are taking a car. (That one runs out of Milwaukee). The other option is the USS Badger, which runs about 2 hours north of Milwaukee out of... More