The Summer we have been waiting for has arrived! The lake and river levels are dropping, the locks are open on the river and we have a perfect string of weather moving in for some time! Make sure you take advantage of all that Summer has to offer, along with a Paradise Cruise of course… See you on the water!
Happy 4th Of July…From your Captains & Crew at Paradise Charter Cruises and the Minneapolis Queen!
|We have had a few questions regarding the High Water levels on both the lake and river this year…And yes, a record year it is! But even with the high water, we are still able to continue to cruise…just with some added excitement!
The river is flowing at a fast rate, and is currently the highest it has been in years. The current flow over the Falls is over 45,000 cubic feet per second…the normal is about 8,000. This has created a pretty unique site for our cruisers, as they get to see the river flowing by at a pretty good speed, all from the comfort of our boats, which are able to handle the flow, all while saving fuel going down stream, but using up fuel saved coming back up river! At this time we do have some lock restrictions in place, but this has not hampered our cruising, as we have a beautiful cruise route, full of exciting sights!
The Lake is at the highest level ever recorded! It is pretty amazing to see the water this high, and in fact, the Lake Minnetonka Conversation District has imposed a complete Lake NO WAKE zone. This is in effect for the entire lake, resulting in recreational boaters having to keep their boats at a minimum wake to avoid any further damage to the shoreline. THIS however does not affect our cruising, as our boats normally travel with little or no wake, resulting in no change to our schedule or routes. We do however enjoy pointing out how high the levels are and showing you some great examples!
Please note there are some added steps and ramp adjustments at our boarding gates. If you have questions, please contact our office. Thank you!
We have had quite a few Weddings, Receptions and other wedding events since the start of our 2014 season! If you are planning on reserving your Summer, Fall or even a 2015 or later Wedding Event…Do It Fast… ”Our Prime Dates Are Filling Fast”!
Military Personnel & Families Receive 50% Off
Our Monday Sightseeing Cruises!
Enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend by stepping aboard one of our exciting Sightseeing Cruises, Friday Night Dinner Cruise or Sunday Brunch Cruises on the Lake or River!
Military Personal receive 50% off for themselves and Family Members. Simply mention your Military ID* when making your reservations at 952.474.8058.
Proof of Military ID will be needed when picking up your boarding passes on Monday at our Ticket Window
Mother’s Day Weekend marks the start or our regularly scheduled Public Cruises on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River! Check out our complete cruise offering today!
Lake Minnetonka is Ice Free as of 4/24/14 at 7:30 am…Let the cruising begin!
We are in the final week of some very detailing work behind the scenes of the Paradise Grand. Our crews are removing all of the paint and older systems, and preparing the engine room for a complete update with new paint, hoses, safety systems other equipment. The entire process is a dirty one, but one this Grand lady will appreciate when she splashes in the lake in a few weeks!
The uncovering of the Paradise Destiny II!
It’s the excitement of opening up a gift…even when we knew what was inside. It was a very exciting day for the Paradise staff, as with the uncovering of the Paradise Destiny II on a beautiful Spring day, the start of our 2014 season is just around the corner! We are finishing up some updates to the entire fleet, and will be water ready for you soon!
We need more sunny days and warm nights to get things melting on the Lake! Lots of warm weather in the forecast is a great sign of things to come…or Melt!