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!!

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

Have you seen us featured the Very Local show, Finding Adventure with Kinga Phillips - if not here is a snippet of the show.

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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.

  • 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
  • "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
  • My 9 year old grandson and I had never tried kayaking before. I found Silent Wake searching the web and I am so glad I did! Daren and Kristen were... read more

    Susie Krause
    August 24, 2021
  • 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
  • I and my two daughters did the Kayak Kickstarter class with Darren. Darren did a great job teaching us all of the important aspects of being beginner kayakers and also... read more

    Stephanie Peplin
    August 24, 2020
  • I learned so much in the essentials class. It was a workout but is was fun too. I now can enjoy myself instead of struggling to keep up.... read more

    Candy Willoughby
    August 17, 2022
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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