Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen offer sightseeing cruises, scenic tours and private charters on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Mississippi River and Minneapolis Skyline and the beauty of the Lake Minnetonka area. We offer cruises ranging from delicious lunch cruises to romantic dinner cruises, from narrated sightseeing tours to special events and special event cruises. Whether it's fun for the whole family or a special night out for two, Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen has a trip that's perfect for any occasion or event.
Take a narrated sightseeing cruise on our historic Minneapolis Queen Paddleboat, a 100' modern day replica of the grand riverboats that used to ply the Mississippi River. As the Minneapolis Queen paddles along the Minneapolis Skyline, your Captain will provide you with historical facts and point out sights featuring the Historic railway bridge, the entrance to the Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock System, the new Lowery Avenue Bridge, Boom Island Park, Nicollet Island, the scenic Minneapolis Skyline, the Federal Reserve building, the Hennepin Avenue expansion bridge and so much more!
Aboard the Yachts of Paradise Charter Cruises, you will discover the beauty of 2 very special venues! Departing from the ports of Excelsior or Wayzata, your cruise will take you past century old lake cottages from the past to luxurious mansions in the millions, all from the comfort and excitement aboard either the Paradise Destiny II, Paradise Princess II or the Paradise Grand. Our lake fleet offers accommodations for groups from 10-100. Lake Minnetonka's historical past and exciting waters await you!
The Mississippi River is home to our Flagship yacht, the Paradise Lady! Departing from Boom Island Park in Downtown Minneapolis, the Paradise Lady is the Twin Cities only luxury charter yacht. At nearly 100' in length, she will captivate you with her elegance and beauty as she cruises the majestic waters of the Mississippi River between the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul! Available for groups from 50-145 passengers, the Paradise Lady will exceed your expectations for any event. She offers two climate controlled entertainment decks with superb views from any seat in the house! The Paradise Lady will provide the ultimate in passenger comfort and safety for you and your guests.
The yachts of Paradise Charter Cruises and the Minneapolis Queen are ideal for private parties from Corporate Events, Department Parties, Teambuilding, Weddings, Receptions, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Sweet 16's, Bat/Bar Mitzvah's, Showers, Reunions and more!
Come join us today!