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.

  • We did a kayak essentials class and it was incredibly helpful, from proper clothing, to safety, to communication skills and paddling strokes, we learned so much in a relaxed and... read more

    Margaret Zacher
    August 24, 2021
  • Daren and Kristen are fun loving and a joy to be around! However, Safety and effective kayaking are always the first priority. They will correct and educate... read more

    Mary Williams
    August 24, 2021
  • I had a great experience with Silent Wake. I reached out to inquire about the Sea Kayaking course, and Darren was very responsive and informative. He also worked with me... read more

    Spencer Schien
    August 24, 2021
  • Booked a kayak sampler trip with Daren for my extended family. Not only was Daren able to get all five of us in for a trip on the upper... read more

    Michael Stiehl
    August 24, 2021
  • 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
  • Appreciate assistance received in clean up of tailrace to open it up for Waubeka. Charles

    Charles Sheridan
    August 19, 2022
  • Kayak kickstart was a great introductory class for beginner kayakers. Daren and Kristin were very welcoming and knowledgeable in all aspects of kayaking. All PADDLERS would benefit from this class.... read more

    Ginger Sberna
    June 24, 2022
  • 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
  • I had a great experience with Silent Wake. Daren's extensive experience kayaking was evident. He's an excellent teacher and guide and was responsive to all questions and concerns. Our time... read more

    Rob Kaleta
    September 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