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Tis’ The Season!

Posted by in blog | December 21, 2014


Merry Christmas From Your Paradise Crew!


Shop Paradise!

Posted by in blog | December 03, 2014

Shop Our Cruisers Merchandise Store or Purchase Gift Certificates For That Someone Special!

Christmas Decs

The Colors Have Arrived!

Posted by in blog | October 01, 2014

Fall Colors MQ 9-29-14

The Colors have arrived! The Colors of Fall are arriving on the Mississippi River and Lake Minnetonka… Be sure to “Catch em’ Before They Fall”! 


The Colors Are Coming!

Posted by in blog | September 19, 2014


The Colors of Fall are coming! Plan your Public Cruise or Private Charter Early, and… “Catch em’ before they Fall”!

A Beautiful Sight!

Posted by in blog | September 03, 2014

RainbowA beautiful Rainbow, Labor Day weekend!

Labor Day Weekend Cruises!

Posted by in blog | August 28, 2014

Flag_on_Paradise2 Step aboard any of our exciting Labor Day Weekend Public Cruises!

Another Beautiful Day…

Posted by in blog | August 08, 2014

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Just another beautiful day in Paradise aboard the Paradise Princess II… Don’t let Summer pass you by without enjoying it on the water!

The Beautiful Summer Weather Has Arrived!

Posted by in blog | July 17, 2014


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!

Posted by in blog | July 03, 2014


Happy 4th Of July…From your Captains & Crew at Paradise Charter Cruises and the Minneapolis Queen!


High Water? No Problem!

Posted by in blog | June 10, 2014
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!