Lake Minnetonka

Lake Minnetonka Public Cruise Rates & Schedule

The "Big Water", Lake Minnetonka!

Click for a large map of Lake Minnetonka.

The meaning of the name Minnetonka is as follows: “Minne” is a term from the Sioux language meaning water; “Tonka”is the term meaning big or great.

  • Memorial Day through Fall Colors.
  • Boarding begins 10-15 minutes prior to cruise time.
  • Ask about our special group pricing.
    Additional public cruises upon request. We require a minimum capacity of 20 passengers for each scheduled cruise to depart.
  • No outside food or beverages may be brought on board.
  • For Handicap Boarding Accessibility Information click here


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Sightseeing Cruise – $14.00 per Adult, Child – $9.00
Departing from The Port of Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka
Memorial Day through Fall Colors Mon/Wed/Fri 11:30am – 1:00pm

Advanced reservations recommended. Walk ups are NOT guaranteed.

Group Sightseeing Cruise Luncheon Special – $32.00 per person
For groups of 20 or more. Tour Groups, Business meetings, Department Parties or Birthdays. Whatever the occasion, any event will be so much more special aboard one of our Sightseeing Cruises. Advance reservations are required 2 or more weeks in advance. Your group will be combined with the other public passengers, with reserved tables. Price includes ticket and full lunch. Click here to view menu. See below about reserving our Private Admirals Room for your group!

Happy Hour Pizza & Cocktail Cruise – $26.00 per Adult, Child – $16.00
Departing from The Port of Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka
Memorial Day through Fall Colors Tuesday’s 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Advanced reservations required by 3 p.m. day of cruise.
Our most popular cruise! Take a narrated cruise of Lake Minnetonka while enjoying a pizza and salad buffet and happy hour drink specials with a full cash bar available.

Sunday Brunch Cruise – $32.00 per Adult, Child – $22.00
Departing from The Port of Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka
Mother’s Day through Fall Colors Sunday’s 11:00am – 1:00pm

Advanced reservations required by 3 p.m. Friday prior to cruise.
Click here to view menu.

Groups and Special Cruises
Groups of 20 or more may reserve seating on any of our scheduled public cruises or special cruise times. Brunch, lunch, pizza or dinner options are available for group reservations. Groups of 20 or more are combined with the other public passengers, with reserved tables on the main deck.

All of our boats are also available for private charters. Contact us for additional information on group reservations or private events.

Contact us for additional information on group reservations or private events at 952.474.8058 or toll free at 888.559.8058.

Pricing Information
Senior Discount (60+) $2.00 off
Infants (under 2) Free

One discount per ticket purchase.

Above prices include port charge and tax.
Fuel Surcharge may apply.
20 Passenger minimum required to cruise.

Gift Certificates available.

American Express, Discover, VISA, and MasterCard accepted.