Why Paradise

Since 1985, Paradise Charter Cruises has provided the enchantment behind thousands of events on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River…from intimate weddings to lavish corporate parties.

What began in 1985 has grown to five beautiful SkipperLiner vessels, featuring two unique venues, serving well over 50,000 passengers per year on two of the countries most popular waterways. We invite you to step aboard and see for yourself why we continually exceed expectations!

The Paradise Experience

Our entire staff is committed to providing you with The Paradise Experience. What is The Paradise Experience? The Paradise Experience is our commitment to provide you with all of the following:


Paradise is a company that has been built from the ground up family owned and built around our customers needs. We have been in operation since 1985, providing Grand Class Service on beautiful Lake Minnetonka and the majestic Mississippi River.


We commit to provide you with the highest quality service,

  • From the first Cruise Coordinator to answer your call
  • To an easy to use informative website offering the best of “Cruise-ability”
  • To the Captain and Crew on board for your cruise
  • All of our staff are trained in providing First Class Service



All of our staff has pledged to provide you with the best service and experience possible.


Knowledgeable and well trained staff. 29 Years of experience has refined all of our skills and ways of doing things to keep everything affordable for you.

Flexibility and Customizable

We maintain flexibility in everything that we do because we know that our clients needs want something different than a “Cookie Cutter” experience.

  • Flexible deck arrangements
  • Custom Cruise enhancements to make your charter unique
  • Large Vendor list


Newest Fleet

We offer the newest fleet of vessels in the area

The Paradise Destiny II

  • The first new charter boat to Lake Minnetonka in a number of years
  • The first charter boat with Full Height Glass Windows providing unparalled 360 degree views!
  • Brand new Custom Outer Deck enclosures to offer even more weather protected space

The Paradise Lady

  • The only and largest Motor Yacht serving the Mississippi River in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area
  • Departing from beautiful Bohemian Flats Park, on the U of M West bank

The Minneapolis Queen

  • State of the Art, Replica paddle wheeler offers all the comfort and amenities of a yacht with the charm of a Paddle Wheeler
  • Departing from beautiful Bohemian Flats Park on the U of M West bank

The Paradise Princess and Paradise Grand

  • Offer the best of amenities and comfort for small groups
  • Private yacht feel
  • The most popular yachts on the 10-60 passenger range on Lake Minnetonka



The best venues to host your event

Lake Minnetonka

  • Experience all that Lake Minnetonka has to offer, from the history and old world charm of the small towns on the lake, to the gorgeous homes and scenery of Lake Minnetonka

Mississippi River

  • Our newest venue!
  • Port of Bohemian Flats Park
  • Come Experience the History and Majesty of the Mississippi River and Downtown Minneapolis
  • The option to host a Patio Reception before or after your cruise



Minnesota Quality Service Award - MN Service Council
Best Small Venue Award - MN Bride Magazine
Operator Achievement Award - SkipperLiner Industries
Best Cruises and Charters Award - MME / “Best of Award”