Milwaukee River Cruise with Captain Moe

Milwaukee, United States

Experience hosted by Maureen

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and transport

What you'll do

We leave from The Cooperage Building, which has free parking adjacent to our docks and will spend 90 minutes on the Duffy boat. Iced coolers on board for you to bring refreshments and snacks. There are 2 food trucks next to the docks (Taco Moto- Best tacos in Wisconsin award winner, and new this year Bad English- Filipino inspired dishes), and a coffee truck in the mornings (Hawthorne Coffee). As while as Boone and Crocket and their new outdoor patio for drinks pre or post cruise.

We will then head out and explore four sections of the Milwaukee River that include the Harbor District, The Hoan Bridge where the Milwaukee River flows in the Lake Michigan, the Third Ward, and the Downtown corridor. Once we see Lakefront Brewing, which marks the end of the downtown corridor, we will and loop back to the Cooperage Docks.

The Milwaukee River is bustling with activity, kayakers, large tour boats, pleasure boats, and bridges which open and close several times along the way.
Other things to note
The Duffy Boat is covered and has zipped windows for comfort. We can be in 50 degree weather and still be cozy. I suggested shoes that you’d wear on a boat, flat shoe or sandal.
We leave from The Cooperage Building, which has free parking adjacent to our docks and will spend 90 minutes on the Duffy boat. Iced coolers on board for you to bring refreshments and snacks. There are 2 food trucks next to the docks (Taco Moto- Best tacos in Wisconsin award winner, and new this year Bad English- Filipino inspired dishes), and a coffee truck in the mornings (Hawthorne Coffee). As while as Boone and Crocket and their new outdoor p…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Will have an iced cooler on board. 2 Food Trucks on site, as well as a coff...
  • Transport
    2018 22' Duffy Suncruiser Boat.

Meet your host, Maureen

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Hello I’m Captain Moe. I’m a Coast Guard licensed captain and also a long time resident and champion for the city of Milwaukee especially its best asset, the Milwaukee River. So I can do what I love: showcase my hometown, enjoy people and be on the water. I retired two summers ago and found myself spending free time enjoying our river whether on a kayak, or best of all on an eco friendly, and nicely appointed Duffy Boat.
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Where you'll be

River Section #1 is the Harbor District, which has been an economic engine for the region for over a hundred years and and where three rivers converge. Big ships and now cruise ships are in this area.
Next the picturesque Hoan Bridge, where the MKE river flows into Lake Michigan. Then into the Third Ward, Downtown and back to the Cooperage.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Leigh
August 2021
I would definitely recommend this experience. We went on a Monday morning and it was quiet and peaceful and Moe is a wonderful captain!
Shannon
July 2021
Fun ride down the river - the Duffy boat is quiet and can fit a lot of people. Don’t forget to bring your own drinks and music (or captain plays own music which was totally fine for us!)
Cynthia
July 2021
What a pleasant surprise and wonderful experience. I was in Milwaukee for 24 hours and wanted to see as much if it as I could. I enjoy supporting local businesses and this boat ride on Lake Michigan was the way to go. Captain Moe is delightful and very knowledgeable about her city. Highly recommend this excursion.
Scott
July 2021
Captain Mo and her sister, Pat, were great hosts on our boating excursion on the Milwaukee River. They are both so personable and fun to be around. We enjoyed all the sights and the associated commentary. We had an awesome morning, and highly recommend this experience.
Cheryl & Rich
July 2021
Captain Morgan was a treat and full of stories and history of the area. A fantastic way to see different districts and to decide where we want to explore next. Water is completely flat, so no worries about motion sickness. Just go! You will love it!

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Music, bluetooth, or select a spotify channel

Sunglasses