Paddle Pub is a fun cycle & party boat. Like a booze cruise, but more fun. Join this journey of unlimited fun with friends, family, or co-workers!!



Paddle Pub is the legendary way of celebrating birthdays nationwide. Grab your friends, a cooler, and get ready to create paddle-powered memories you’ll remember for years to come.



The best bachelorette party in the country Ladies, we want to let you in on a secret. There’s a reason that a large percentage of our tours host bachelorette parties. The Paddle Pub (or Cycle Boat) can fit you and all the wedding party Your cute outfits and decorations will be on parade through the city. Let’s be honest: it’s perfect for creating the perfect moment for pictures to share on Instagram. You get to hit all the fun spots in one tour.


Looking for the perfect team-building activity?

Looking for the perfect corporate team building activity for your next company event in?  Paddle Pub is the best way to break the ice between colleagues and entertain out-of-town clients.



The Paddle Pub of course!  Pack a cooler with your favorite beer, wine, and spiked sparkling beverages and hit the water… It’s the perfect way to bond with your friends. Let’s be honest: it’s perfect for creating the perfect moment for pictures to share on Instagram.



Valerie Manghir

Rated 5 out of 5
December 17, 2021

I’m honestly speechless. This company was amazing from start to finish. Customer service was so responsive in helping me with all of my questions. They made the whole process seamless. I had a party of 24 people for the paddle boat and the crew was phenomenal! Ryan was our party host who went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing time. The other crew members did an amazing job as well and the captain was great! Nothing short of a good time and nothing but absolutely amazing things to say about this company and its hard workers. Book this boat. You will NOT regret it! Thank you for making my birthday one for the books!!

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Valerie Manghir

Allison Moroney

Rated 5 out of 5
December 17, 2021

Had a great time with friends on the boat! A group of us went for our friend’s birthday and ended up having the whole boat to ourselves. Cal and Chris made our experience so much more fun! Definitely would come back on next time we’re down here.

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Allison Moroney

Jaynene Owens

Rated 5 out of 5
December 17, 2021

Had a great time on the boat for my daughter’s Bachelorette party! 13 party girls and Captain Steve handled it like a champ! He played great music for us. Being on the boat was a fun and different experience. Vicky also was very friendly, customer-friendly, and answered all questions we had. Overall very fun time made some good memories 💃🏼

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Jaynene Owens

Rachel Aubrey

Rated 5 out of 5
December 17, 2021

WooooWe! Did the Paddle Pub for my birthday and boy was it fun!! Bring your drinks and some good tunes to the plugin, and get ready for a wild ride 🤪 Remy and Kody were fabulous hosts and got some nice group pics of us. Recommend for birthdays, anniversaries, or just a random good time. Thanks for an awesome bday, guys!

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Rachel Aubrey




What is the Paddle Pub?

It’s a 16-person pedal-powered pontoon boat, with an experienced captain at the helm. A Madison pub on the water! Perfect for pub crawls, Madison birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties in Madison, corporate outings, brewery tours, sightseeing, themed nights out – the possibilities are endless! A minimum of 6 pedalers is necessary to power the Paddle Pub. There is an onboard motor as well. The absolute best of Madison, Wisconsin!ell.

What all is included in the price?

The price include the rental for the Paddle Pub for the two hours,a captain and a gift certificate to our official partner restaurant, Breakwater.  The gift certificate is $20 for private tours and is a redeemable for to-go drinks for the boat, drinks at the bar and food!

How much does a Paddle Pub cost?

A private tour has a flat rate of $599, which includes a $20 gift certificate to Breakwater. Mixer tickets, where you can buy individual seats, are $43/person. Special events are charged by the hour. Make sure you book your tour well in advance, as we are often sold out on popular time-slots up to a month in advance!

Where do we board the Paddle Pub?

All tours begin and end at Breakwater located at 6308 Metropolitan Ln, Monona, WI 53713. Please use ridesharing to get to Breakwater as we cannot use their parking lot. There is a street parking nearby.

Can we drink on board?

You may, but you have to follow the rules. No hard alcohol or glass (even if the glass only stays in the ice chest). All alcohol is BYOB. Alcoholic beverages must remain on board at all times. Bring your own ice chest and ice. You are also free to bring food on board. You are limited to drinks per person for drinks you bring, however there is no limit to the amount you purchase from Breakwater.

Can we get out and swim during the tour?


Isn’t it hard to pedal?

Water tends to be very flat, so its not bad at all. In fact, the light exercise helps make the experience. Plus, we have an auxiliary motor. We have had groups of all 70+ seniors pedal just fine. If they can do it, you can do it!!!do it!!!

What if it rains?

Paddle Pub Madison operates rain or shine! If it’s going to rain, we recommend bringing rain jackets and/or ponchos. It’s still a lot of fun- think of it as an adventure. We only cancel tours if there are unsafe conditions, in which case you will receive a credit or refund.

How many coolers fit on board?

We can fit approximately 3 full-sized coolers on board.

Can more than 16 people fit on the Paddle Pub?


Are people under the age of 21 allowed on board?

Yes, but they will receive an “X” on each hand and cannot drink while on board. Riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present. The minimum age to ride the Paddle Pub is 12.

Is there a weight limit for riders?

Yes. Unfortunately due to the nature of the vessels, customers over 300 pounds will not be able to comfortably ride the Paddle Pub.

How do I reschedule/cancel my tour?

Paddle Pub and Trolley Pub now offer trip insurance, which will allow you flexibility in the case your plans change, or if the tour needs to be canceled due to the inclement weather.

Trip insurance will also allow you to receive a full refund in the event of a Severe Weather Warning from the National Weather Service during the time of your scheduled tour results in a cancellation on our end.  You may also voluntarily cancel your tour for any reason up to 7 days prior to your tour for a full refund.

To purchase trip insurance, simply select the add on “Trip Insurance” during checkout. Please note that for mixer tours, you will need to select the number of tickets you would like to insure to cover all the tickets. 

Without trip insurance, all sales are final - no exceptions.  In the case a tour needs to be canceled on our end in the event of severe weather and you do not have trip insurance, you will receive a credit for a future tour at any TourScale location (Trolley Pub, Paddle Pub, Tiki Pub) in the country.  Currently, we have tours in over 30 cities across the US.




Start your own Paddle Pub

Start your own Paddle Pub business with TourCraft, exclusive franchisor of Trolley Pub and Paddle Pub. Paddle Pub franchisees are equipped with the technology and training they need to run their business, with access to the best cycle boat in the industry through partnership with TourCraft.

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