Private Cruises of Downtown Milwaukee and the shoreline of Lake Michigan

A private charter aboard one of our double-decker vessels is the perfect venue to liven up your corporate gathering, anniversary, birthday or wedding. Book a private cruise for your next event!

Impress clients and out-of-town guests with the stunning views that only Milwaukee River Cruise Line can provide by traveling through the heart of downtown and into Lake Michigan. A unique event space in Milwaukee, an Edelweiss private cruise can include custom menus, bar options and live entertainment that can make your event even more special. A private charter is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave everyone with lasting memories for years to come.

Cruise Route

All private cruises will travel through downtown via the Milwaukee River and into Lake Michigan. All of our vessels remain inside of the breakwater along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, providing the best views of the cityscape.

Route Highlights

Some key highlights and architectural treasures that can be seen along the way include the Historic Third Ward, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, City Hall, The Allen Bradley clock tower, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest) as well as the development and revitalization along the riverfront.

Departure Location

All private charters will depart from the Pier 106 Seafood Tavern at 106 W. Wells St. Private charters now have access to the bar and patio at Pier 106 prior to departure and upon completion of the cruise.

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Handicap Accessible

The Edelweiss also has a handicap accessible ramp and dock at 205 W. Highland Ave. If your group would like to depart from Highland Ave, please let your sales rep know when booking your cruise.

Edelweiss Amenities

Comfort

Featuring interior, climate-controlled cabins

Spirits

Take advantage of our interior bar

Sightseeing

Featuring two outdoor viewing decks

Music

Sound system with PA and iPod hookups

Custom Menus

We always provide flexible, custom-chosen menus.

Edelweiss Vessels

Our Cruise Vessels

Edelweiss Cruises is Milwaukee's premier cruise company featuring the largest fleet variety in the area. All vessels feature outdoor viewing decks, restrooms, interior bars, and large enclosed cabins allowing for cruising in any weather condition.

Lakeside Spirit

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The Harbor Lady

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Edelweiss I & II

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Miss Wisconsin

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Lakeside Spirit

Lakeside Spirit

The Lakeside Spirit is a bi-level vessel with an open air top level that can accommodate up to 50 passengers. It is typically used for small private charters, but occasionally is taken out for the City Skyline Cruise and the Margarita Fiesta Cruise.

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The Harbor Lady

The Harbor Lady

The Harbor Lady is our newest and largest vessel that features 2 levels, 3 outdoor spaces, and has a capacity of 149 passengers.  It is almost exclusively used for large, upscale private events. This boat does host the Champagne Brunch Cruise every Sunday and some special events such as the Wine Cruises, which are available to the public.

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Edelweiss I & II

Edelweiss I & II

Edelweiss I and II are European-style canal vessels that feature an interior cabin and 2 outdoor viewing decks. They are low to the water and easily navigate underneath the bridges of the Milwaukee River and into Lake Michigan. These vessels host the majority of our public cruises such as the Margarita Fiesta Cruise, Late Night Party Cruise, Dinner Cruises, Milwaukee Beer & Brat, City Skyline, Happy Hour, and the Historic Milwaukee Sightseeing Tour. These vessels can also be chartered for private events.

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Miss Wisconsin

Miss Wisconsin

Miss Wisconsin is our medium-sized bi-level vessel that can accommodate groups of 40-120.  The lower level features the largest interior area and the upper level has a spacious outdoor area along with a smaller enclosed cabin.  This vessel is used almost exclusively for private charters but can also be used for the Narrated Sightseeing Tour and the City Skyline Cruise.

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Private Tour Menus

Lunch

Lunch Menus are available for cruises starting between 11:00am & 3:00pm.

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Seated Dinner

Available to groups of 20 or larger. Seated dinner menus are available about all four vessels.

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Appetizer and Dinner Buffets

Buffet-style menus are perfect for corporate events, birthday parties, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and bridal showers because they create the perfect social atmosphere.

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Bar and Entertainment Options

Edelweiss offers both drink packages (prices based per person) or Hosted/Cash prices (per drink) for your cruising enjoyment.

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