Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen offer sightseeing boat cruises, scenic tours, and private charters on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Skyline, and the beautiful Lake Minnetonka area, with options ranging from wedding boat & river cruises, corporate events, birthday parties, dinner cruises and more.
Take a narrated sightseeing cruise on our historic Minneapolis Queen Paddleboat, a modern day replica of the grand riverboats that used to ply the Mississippi River. Our boat cruises will take you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront and under the stunning 35W Bridge. Along the way, you’ll get stunning views of St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, and the legendary river bluffs with the downtown Minneapolis skyline as a backdrop as we show you the best the Mississippi River has to offer!
Aboard the Yachts of Paradise Charter Cruises, you will discover the beauty of two very special venues! Departing from the ports of Excelsior or Wayzata, your Lake Minnetonka cruise will take you past century-old lake cottages from the past to luxurious mansions in the millions, all from the comfort of either the Paradise Destiny II, Paradise Princess II or the Paradise Grand. Our fleet offers accommodations for groups from 10-100. Lake Minnetonka’s historical past and exciting waters await you!