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Corporate Entertainment and Private Boat Tours

The Edelweiss is the perfect venue to liven up your corporate gathering, anniversary, birthday, or wedding. Impress clients and out of town guests with the stunning views that only the Edelweiss can provide by traveling through the heart of downtown and into Lake Michigan. Custom menus, bar options and live entertainment can make your event even more special. The Edelweiss is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave everyone with lasting memories for years to come.


The Edelweiss is Milwaukee's premier cruise company featuring a fleet of 4 vessels able to accommodate groups from 20-149 passengers.  We provide over 400 events on an annual basis. The appeal of the Edelweiss is derived from the flexibility of departure locations, the experience of viewing Milwaukee from a unique venue, the excellent food offerings and the ease of party planning.  The Edelweiss is the best way to entertain employees, clients, family, and friends because of the collective value of showcasing the city of Milwaukee's tremendous development and attractions while enjoying outstanding food and beverage.


The Lakeside Spirit, Edelweiss I, Edelweiss II, and our newest addition-The Harbor Lady are our premier vessels. The Lakeside Spirit is a bi-level vessel with an open air top level that can accommodate up to 50 passengers.  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.  Edelweiss I has a capacity of 80 passengers for a standing function and 64 for a seated function. Edelweiss II can accommodate 130 passengers standing and 96 seated. The Harbor Lady is our elite vessel that features 2 levels, 3 outdoor spaces, and has a capacity of 149 passengers.  Information on renting the Harbor Lady can be obtained by calling our sales office at (414) 276-7447.


The premier vessels can best be described as banquet halls on water, which are uniquely positioned in the heart of downtown on the Milwaukee River.  Our vessels feature interior, climate-controlled cabins, male and female restrooms, an interior bar, 2 outdoor viewing decks, sound system with PA and iPod hookups, live entertainment options, and flexible, custom-chosen menus.

If there are menu items that are not listed on the following pages, that you are interested in having aboard your cruise, please ask your sales rep and they will be happy to get you pricing and availability. 


All private charters will depart from the Port of Call Bistro at 106 W. Wells St.  Private charters now have access to Port of Call’s bar and patio prior to departure and upon completion of their cruise.  Please contact your sales rep if you are interested in extra accommodations before or after your Edelweiss cruise.  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.


All 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.  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.

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