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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 (South Beach cam has had some issues). Otherwise, one can use the Port marina camera and scan the horizon.

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.

  • Darren was a fantastic instructor!! The moment I got on the water and started doing what he had taught me, I was totally confident in kayaking

    Key Yang
    July 24, 2022
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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