Silent Wake is heading back to Greece in 2023!! We would love for you to join us to experience kayaking, culture, the people, and of course.... the food!!

Visit our Greek paddle trip page here - There are limited spots available

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a group kayaks Cedar Creek, Cedarburg Wi. a gentile paddle through wooded shorelines
a kayaker in the foreground and two Milwaukee sky scrapers in the distance
A small group is getting last minute kayak instruction on the shoreline.
kayaking cedar creek near covered bridge cedarburg
kayak essential
A group of three adults enjoy an easy kayak paddle trip down a small town.
kayaking cedar creek near covered bridge cedarburg
Playful wave action on Lake Michigan seakayaking
A group of student kayakers are sinning inside the kayaks on the ground, getting last minute instruction.
Group kayak trip on Big Cedar Lake, Wi. six people on a lake with lily pads, cat tails and some trees on the side of the lake during summer
kayaks resting along Cedar Creek, Cedarburg Wi
A group of four kayaks on the river outside Mequon. The water has small patches of duck algae to paddle through.

Our Mission at Silent Wake is to provide a safe, educational, and enjoyable process to learn how to kayak. We provide the means, you provide the desire. We are conveniently located between West Bend and Port Washington, Wi.

Curious about paddling the Milwaukee River? Find current water levels here. For most of the northern sections, we suggest paddling on the river when levels are above 6.3 gauge height. Wish to understand what CFS and gage height mean? Read this. Looking to sea kayak in Lake Michigan near Port Washington? Have a look at the South Beach camera.

Are you a returning customer to Silent Wake? We offer a 10% discount to our Very Important Paddlers. Give us a call before making payment.

  • My friend and I had a great time on our kayaking adventure. Daren and Kristin are very enjoyable to be around, and throughout the adventure offered plenty of kayaking tips... read more

    Jaclyn Lucas
    August 24, 2020
  • Daren provided four of us with a private Kayak Kickstart program complete with a water experience and adapted it for our tandem kayaks! He conveyed how fun kayaking can... read more

    Cathy Zacher
    August 24, 2021
  • My husband and I needed a refresher course in rescue before embarking on some overnight trips. Kristin and Daren were so knowledgeable, organized and patient! We discussed and Daren had... read more

    Tina Wilson
    June 24, 2022
  • As a “newbie” kayak-er, I was very impressed with the important and detailed kayak instruction information given in an hour of time!! Since I had a sprained wrist, I was... read more

    Arley Rodriguez
    June 24, 2022
  • I took the essentials class and learned so much! Darren and Chris were extremely knowledgeable about the craft and helped me to understand the importance of the right gear and... read more

    Heidi Friedrichs
    August 24, 2021
  • "Thank you to Peggy Kober, the Riveredge Nature Center and the Bridget Center for hosting the Kewaskum's Mighty River Project's Kayak Event Day on Saturday the 27th of June, 2020.... read more

    Tripp Mullenax
    August 24, 2020
  • If you like to paddle, you need to take Silent Wakes Rescues class! I pulled together a group of paddling friends for this class with the goal of greater... read more

    Jennifer Gostisha
    September 24, 2021
  • I had a great time and really learned a lot about kayaking. Daren is great teacher and looking forward to my next trip down the river .

    Michael Bunton
    August 24, 2021
  • My friends and I did a stretch of the Milwaukee River with Silent Wake and we were so pleased! These people were professional, prompt, prepared for every aspect of... read more

    Darria McDonald
    August 24, 2021
  • I took their kayak rescue class a couple weekends ago. Was a great learning experience! They are great teachers. Would recommend it!

    Patrick Bragelman
    August 23, 2022