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Lake Minnetonka Boarding Location

  • Paradise Destiny II
  • Paradise Princess
  • Paradise Grand
The Port of Excelsior

2 Water Street
Excelsior, MN 55331

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Mississippi River Boarding Location                  

  • Minneapolis Queen
  • Paradise Lady

Bohemian Flats Park

2150 West River Parkway

Minneapolis, MN 55415

NOTICE*** West River Parkway 1 block south of 22nd Ave/Bohemian Flats Park is CLOSED! This is a result of a Mud Slide. This Section of West River Parkway will be closed through the Summer of 2015. See map directly below for details of closure. All other routes to Bohemian Flats Park via West River Parkway from the north are open.

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Directions to the Port of Excelsior

Paradise Destiny II, Paradise Princess II, Paradise Grand

Port of Excelsior

2 Water Street
Excelsior, MN 55331

NOTICE REGARDING THURSDAY NIGHTS: The City of Excelsior Farmers Market will be going on through October. This event will close down Water Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues between the hours of 2-7PM. Access through town is quite simple if you follow the detour signs, and the parking lots are still available from either 2nd or 3rd Avenues to either parking lot located behind the shops. Please allow enough time and arrive early and enjoy the Farmers Market yourself!

Coming from the Intersection of 494 and Hwy 7:
Take Hwy. 7 west 5 miles to County Road 19 (Excelsior Elementary School is on the right) and go right. Go to next right, which is Water Street. Go straight to 3rd St. Free parking is on either right or left of Water Street between 2nd and 3rd streets. Look for the Blue and Green Parking Signs as you drive down Water Street. Our boarding dock at the Port of Excelsior is just a short walk, with metered street parking also available in front of the port.

Coming from Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul:
Take 394 West to 494 South. Go Approximately 3 miles to Hwy. 7 west and follow directions above.

Coming from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport:
Take 494 West/North to Hwy. 7 West and follow directions above.

Coming from the Southwest/West:
Take Hwy 7 East to County Rd. 19, Go left. Take next right
on Water Street.

Ample FREE parking is available behind the shops between 2nd and 3rd Streets off of Water Street in beautiful downtown Excelsior and just a short walk to our dock. Look for the Blue and Green Parking Signs as you drive down Water Street.

Arrive early or stay late and enjoy historic Excelsior…
The gateway to Lake Minnetonka!

Port of Excelsior Tour Bus Directions (Notice from the City of Excelsior)

Many visitors arrive by bus and motor coach, and often they are dropped off for charter boat cruises at the Port of Excelsior, at the base of Water Street. Parking for buses and motor coaches as well as everyone else, presents some challenges. Please use the directions below for ALL CHARTER/BUS Parking.

This section is to inform you that the following bus parking regulations are in effect:

1.       Bus loading areas at the Port of Excelsior are designed and signed at the intersection of Lake and Water Streets. Parking is limited to 20 minutes.

2.       Buses are no longer allowed to park in the City’s municipal parking lots and/or on City streets, except where expressly allowed.

3.       The following locations are the only locations that are designated for bus and motor coach parking.

o                  Beehrle Avenue. This is a wide, two-way street with little local traffic. There is a wide Y-intersection with County Road 19 which will facilitate turns from County Road 19.

o                  Excelsior Elementary School. 443 Oak Street (east side of County Road 19, just north of Highway 7). Bus parking areas have been established in parts of the school’s parking lot. The school site is available in the evenings after 6:00 pm., and at other times when school is not in session or special events are not scheduled.

4.       Bus engines must be turned off at all times while parked, and at all times while loading and unloading. Under no circumstances shall the motor be left on.

5.       VIOLATORS WILL BE TICKETED.

This is the only notice you will receive, so it is imperative that you share this notice with each of your drivers. Any excuse from a driver claiming that they did not have knowledge of our parking regulations will not be an acceptable excuse. The driver will be ticketed.

This is the only notice you will receive, so it is imperative that you share this notice with each of your drivers. Any excuse from a driver claiming that they did not have knowledge of our parking regulations will not be an acceptable excuse. The driver will be ticketed

If you have any questions regarding these Tour/Bus parking regulations, feel free to contact the city of Excelsior at (952)474-5233

Directions to Bohemian Flats Park

Paradise Lady and Minneapolis Queen

Bohemian Flats Park

2150 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Parking is available at the Port of Bohemian Flats. This is a PAID parking lot, located directly in front of the boats. Please pay the PAY BOX located in the center of the parking lot on the on the river side of the lot, and put the receipt on the dash of your car. The pay box accepts credit cards or cash. The charge is $1 per hour.

From the north:  Take 35W south to Washington Ave S. (Exit 17C) and go right to 11th Ave. At 11th Ave. turn right. Go to West River Parkway, turn right. Go approx. 1/2 mile to Bohemian Flats on your left.

From the South: Exit 35W at the 3rd Street U of MN signs – it will lead you to Washington Ave. goleft towards downtown on Washington Ave to 11th Ave. Turn right. Go to West River Parkway, turn right. Go approx. 1/2 mile to Bohemian Flats on your left.

From the East/St. Paul: Exit 94 at Cedar Avenue (exit 234C.) Turn right onto Cedar   Ave. The road will curve left and become Washington Ave. Washington Ave. crosses over 35W. At 11th Ave turn right. Go to West River Parkway, turn right. Go approx. 1/2 mile to Bohemian Flats on your left.

From the West: Take 394 east to 3rd Ave. Downtown exit. Proceed to the Washington Ave. exit. Go south (right) approx 1/2 mile to 11th Ave. Turn left. Go to West River Parkway and turn right. Go approx. 1/2 mile to Bohemian Flats on your left.

Enjoy the beauty of Bohemian Flats!