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Archivist Steve Schaffer will guide us as we explore the landscape, industry, people, buildings, and bridges that have molded Milwaukee. Offered on all three Rivers, these tours are a fantastic time on the water for tourists and locals alike!
The Milwaukee County Historical Society is excited to again offer Kayak History Tours in collaboration with Milwaukee Kayak Company! Archivist Steve Schaffer will guide us as we explore the landscape, industry, people, buildings, and bridges that have molded Milwaukee. Offered on all three Rivers,View more
COST: $40 per person; half will be donated back to the Milwaukee County Historical Society (MCHS)
Space is limited | pre-registration required.
If this trip needs to be canceled due to weather or river conditions, we will notify you by phone and/or email and you can rebook for a different date or receive a full refund, whatever works best for you.
COVID-19: We continue to take the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and have existing policies and procedures in place for this season. If we feel that this tour needs to be canceled due the pandemic, we will notify you in advance and refund your ticket. If you need to cancel for any reason, please let us know in advance (thanks!) so we can release your reservation and issue you a refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
WHAT TO EXPECT: We will paddle as a group. We will make stops along the way, and will stay in our kayaks the entire 2 hours while paddling. If we need to stop and get out for some reason, we can figure that out along the way.
We will turn around as time permits and do not have any planned stops on the way back to our dock. We will paddle back as a group and can chat along the way back – but we just paddle back as a group.
WHAT TO BRING:
Water bottle filled with water
Small coolers okay
Dress for the weather – consider bringing a windbreaker (do not wear jeans or heavy cotton)
Towel to sit on (optional)
Paddle or biking gloves (optional)
WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE:
Single person kayak (or tandem, canoe, paddleboard)
Saturday morning tours meeting and launching from Schlitz Park offers single person kayaks only
Dry-bag (limited supply available)
Water, snacks and sunscreen are always on-hand
Safe and fun atmosphere
WHAT TO WEAR:
Lightweight clothing (do not wear jeans or heavy cotton)
Sandals, flips or shoes with a thin sole
Sunglasses and/or hat
Contact: (414) 301-2240
318 SOUTH Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204