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Welcome to Carefree Boat Club! Thank you for choosing to visit our site and learn more about boating the carefree way. Carefree Boat Club is your alternative to buying or renting a boat.
Carefree Boat Club strives to provide our customers an affordable boating experience that is fun, easy, safe and hassle free through professional boat safety training, quality maintenance, excellent customer service, and unsurpassed industry knowledge.
Looking to buy a boat?
Buying a boat is a big investment. If you are unsure of the size and type of boat you would be happy with, find out what Carefree Boat Club has to offer. Our membership plans grant you unlimited usage of not just one boat, but a variety of sizes and types of boats. Go fishing one day, schedule a “working” lunch on a 13 passenger bowrider the next, party on the pontoon, take a wake tower boat tubing on your next outing, take the whole family on a luxury cruise the day after or sail into the sunset off the shores of Lake Michigan!
If you are new to boating or an experienced boater our cub offers an affordable alternative to get you started or back into boating. Worried about access? We have excellent access ratios that are in-writing to ensure availability to our members. Find out more by scheduling a tour at our location, and see first-hand what it means to boat the Carefree way!
Looking to rent a boat?
If you are looking to rent a boat, we can show you how you can have access to boats all across the country for one low membership price! Imagine your next vacation to Miami, Los Angeles, Charleston, Virginia Beach, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and many more! A boat will be waiting for you at no extra charge!
Not going on a vacation soon? Use the boats at your home location as many times as you want! There is no limit! Weekends, weekdays, holidays- it’s all included with your membership.
To learn more about membership options, or to become a member of our club today, schedule a tour using the form to the right. It’s that easy!
Contact our membership director (using the form to the right) to schedule a tour.
Carefree Boat Club allows its members to focus on having fun because we have built safety into our operation. All of our boats are inspected annually by the United States Coast Guard. Additionally, we inventory and ensure you have the adequate safety equipment on-board before you depart for your adventure. Finally, since we are a premium boat club, we keep larger boats in our fleet for safety reasons. Ten people on a small boat is more dangerous than 10 people on a larger boat. This simply comes down to maneuverability and weight distribution. Ultimately, safety of all on board rests with the operator, but Carefree Boat Club minimizes the risk from the beginning with our classroom and on-the-water training. We want you to truly have a carefree boating experience!
About this club
The Carefree Boat Club of Milwaukee’s locations are conveniently located in marinas that are close to the convergence of Milwaukee’s 3 major rivers, allowing quick access to popular river cruising, exploring, and fun restaurants. Our protected river locations allow easy docking for our members, and are the closest and most convenient Marinas to the harbor basin and entrance to Lake Michigan.
Location in reference to body of water
Carefree Boat Club of Milwaukee is located where the Menomonee, Milwaukee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers flow into Lake Michigan.
What type of boats members have access to
At the Carefree Boat Club of Milwaukee you will always have the right boat for every activity. The fleet is reserved exclusively for our members.
Click on the Our Boats link for more details and photos of the Milwaukee fleet.
- 25′ Sea Ray “Sundancer” 240 Cabin Cruiser – capacity is 10
- 24′ Bryant “Calandra” Bowrider with Full Bimini Top – capacity is 13
- 22′ “Sailfish” Center Console Offshore Fishing Boat – capacity is 8
- 22′ Manitou Pontoon – capacity 10
- 27′ Coach Tritoon 250 HP and high performance tubes – capacity 16
- 27′ Hunter Sailboat – capacity 8
- 19′ Rinker Captiva Bowrider with Wake Tower – capacity 8
The Carefree Boat Club of Milwaukee’s two locations are conveniently located in marinas that are close to the convergence of Milwaukee’s 3 major rivers, allowing quick access to popular river cruising, exploring, and fun restaurants. Our protected river locations allow easy docking for our members, and are the closest and most convenient marinas to the harbor basin and mouth of Lake Michigan. Carefree Boat Club of Milwaukee is one of Carefree’s newest additions!
Harbor Front River Walk
Harbor Front Marina
601 E. Erie St. Unit 05
Milwaukee, WI 53202
The amenities for the Harbor Front location include the Riverwalk, member restrooms and showers, Sail Loft Restaurant, Riverfront Pizzeria Bar and Grill, a public park with picnic benches, walking distance to Milwaukee Public Market and many more restaurants. The marina is also next to Henry Maier Festival Park and the Marcus Amphitheater.
What is there to do from this marina?
Located where the Menomonee, Milwaukee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers flow into Lake Michigan, allowing easy access to all of the Rivers’ fun activities, and some of the biggest restaurant sun deck and river patios in the city. After a quick bite, head out to the basin for tubing and skiing, or straight to Lake Michigan for cruising and beautiful views of our city. And of course, there is always some of Lake Michigan’s best fishing opportunities off the shores of Milwaukee.
A partial list of Eating establishments Located on Milwaukee’s rivers, and Lake Michigan, that are accessible from their own dock or from the many nearby Public Docks:
Hansen Marina – Public dock
Discovery World – Public dock
Marine Terminal Lofts – Public dock
Chicago Street – Public dock
Historic Third Ward – Public Dock
Michigan St – Public dock
Riverside Theater – Public dock
Mason St – Public dock
Schlitz Park – Public dock
There are many more establishments within a short walk from public docks.
When you are done boating, other attractions to visit…
Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival. Also enjoy many other festivals in the Henry Maier Festival Park
Harley-Davidson Museum and other museums
Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion (circa 1892) and other historical sights
192 downtown restaurants
Potawatomi Hotel and Casino
Miller Park and our Milwaukee Brewers
The Milwaukee Public Market and Historic 3rd ward
Historic Brady Street
Old World 3rd Street for variety of beer, brats, and german fare.