About this club
Whether your interests include fishing, water sports or just cruising around the lake, Carefree Boat Club of Milwaukee has you covered. To view our fleet, click here.
Our membership plans grant you unlimited usage of not just one boat, but a variety of sizes and types of boats. Take the whole family on a luxury cruise one day, party on the tritoon the next day, go tubing on one of our bowriders, or just enjoy a day on the river as you experience downtown Milwaukee.
Whether you are new to boating or an experienced boater, our club 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, either virtual or on location, and see first-hand what it means to boat the Carefree way!
If you travel, 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 locations! 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.
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.
Check out all that the Third Ward on the water has to offer:
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 largest restaurant sun decks 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 greatest 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:
Riverfront Pizzeria Bar & Grill
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 have finished boating, other attractions to visit include:
Summerfest (the world’s largest music festival) and 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 a variety of beers, brats, and German fare