Travel through downtown Milwaukee underneath its bridges, see historical landmarks and get incredible views of the Milwaukee skyline including the Milwaukee Art Museum (Calatrava), Discovery World, Summerfest grounds, and yacht clubs. This narrated tour is brought to you by Historic Milwaukee, Inc (HMI). Their team of knowledgeable volunteer narrators will provide an informative and enjoyable experience while cruising down the Milwaukee River and the inner and outer harbors. A portion of the ticket sales from this cruise go directly towards supporting HMI's mission.
Visit HMI's website at historicmilwaukee.org to see the large assortment of tours and events available in the Milwaukee area.
A cash bar will be available for the duration of the cruise with drink specials on board. We accept cash or credit card at the bar. *Must be 21+ to drink aboard
The Historic Narrated Boat Tour Cruise will depart from our main dock located at 205 W. Highland Ave.
Milwaukee River Cruise Line does not guarantee specific boats for public cruises.
Milwaukee's rich history regalled by experts while cruising the river is something everyone needs to experience. Hear from volunteer narrators with Historic Milwaukee, Inc. about why this city is pure Midwest magic.
We'll depart from downtown Milwaukee. The entire cruise lasts 90 minutes and ends at the departure location. From there, you're within walking distance to countless restaurants, bars, and venues!
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The Historic Milwaukee Boat Tour will depart from our main dock located at 205 W. Highland Ave. Please arrive 30 minutes before the departure time to check in.
Riverfront Plaza Building, 1 block north of Edelweiss Dock: 110 N. Martin Luther King Dr.
Vern’s Parking, 1 block south of our dock: 1017 N. Martin Luther King Dr.
Marcus Center, east of the Milwaukee River: 130 E. State St.
For more details on what to expect during the cruise, how to purchase tickets, or the do's and dont's of boating, check out our FAQs.
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