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205 W Highland/ 106 W Wells, Milwaukee, WI 53203
+1 414-276-7447
15:00 - 20:30
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Riding on a boat down a river gives you a different view and understanding of a city. The guide was well versed on the history of Milwaukee surrounding the river and the different types of bridges that we went under. It was an enjoyable ride, well worth the fare.

Thank Marcia R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Enjoyed the historical boat cruise. I grew up here and didn't know most of what was pointed out to us. Loved having the roads go up so we could pass through! Drinks were nice too.

Thank Judi H
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My wife's family rented the bigger ship for a three hour dinner cruise and it was beautiful! It was a little cloudy but you could go anywhere on the boat and were comfortable. They had wonderful buffet set up and always seemed full when people went to get more. The food was delicious & the staff was helpful & pleasant.

Thank JoeBgrafton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I was delightfully surprised by how good the food was. Steak was a perfect med-rare, tender & flavorful, best garlic mashed potatoes I've had and crisp-tender green beans. Yum! Definitely worth the $. Cruise took 2 hours instead of 1.5 - fine by me! Highly recommend for daye night.

Thank Dina S
Michigan City, Indiana
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

While visiting the city for a bachelorette party, we booked the Margarita cruise. The thought of spending an afternoon cruising to the Lake and back while sipping margaritas sounded like a blast! Instead we got a cattle drive crowded cruise with rude staff and sugary margaritas that we saw were straight from a mix that did not appear to have... More 

Thank Rustymacarthur
Bay View, WI
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191 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Took the 3pm cruise with my son and husband. We are from Milwaukee but its always nice to see the buildings from the river. This tour happened to give you some history of Milwaukee and we really enjoyed that. It was really crowded that would be my only complaint. If you are a tourist, this is definitely something you will... More 

Thank MurWI
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

No where are there warnings regarding conduct, language, and people seem to be permitted to wear explicit slogan and buttons and "toys" aboard. This is an expensive humiliating experience. We were looking forward to a beautiful evening cruise on the water of our wonderful city. This cruise line shows us in an extremely poor light to anyone visiting Milwaukee, and... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

They make you buy your tickets in advance and you can only get a refund if you cancel 72 hours before. Boat took off while we were waiting to exchange for a ticket after we already paid. You cannot just print tickets at home for easy boarding and avoid any lines. It is a big scam. They haven't heard the... More 

Thank midtravels
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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261 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Wanted to see Fiesta Italiana's fireworks display differently this year. Had a nice cruise on the Milwaukee river that headed out to the inner harbor. Very scenic waterfront views. Prime area for the show. Cash bar and decent public rooms with plenty of seating. Inside first level was air conditioned.

Thank JL2z
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This was an enjoyable and informative trip down the Milwaukee River and into Lake Michigan around the harbor. I saw areas of Milwaukee I didn't know existed despite living there the first 35 years of my life. I would highly recommend this tour for visitors to the city as well as residents.

Thank fss921

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:30
15:00 - 20:30
15:00 - 20:30
15:00 - 20:30
15:00 - 20:30
15:00 - 20:30
15:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 W Highland/ 106 W Wells, Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-7447

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