About Paradise Charters
What began in 1985, has grown to five beautiful award winning vessels, featuring two unique venues, serving 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!
Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen offer sightseeing boat cruises, scenic tours and private charters on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Skyline and the beautiful Lake Minnetonka area, with options ranging from wedding boat cruises, corporate events, birthday parties and more.
Take a narrated sightseeing cruise on our historic Minneapolis Queen Paddleboat, a modern day replica of the grand riverboats that used to ply the Mississippi River. Our boat cruises will take you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront and under the stunning 35W Bridge. Along the way, you’ll get stunning views of St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, and the legendary river bluffs with the downtown Minneapolis skyline as a backdrop as we show you the best the Mississippi River has to offer!
Aboard the Yachts of Paradise Charter Cruises, you will discover the beauty of two very special venues! Departing from the ports of Excelsior or Wayzata, your Lake Minnetonka cruise will take you past century-old lake cottages from the past to luxurious mansions in the millions, all from the comfort of either the Paradise Destiny II, Paradise Princess II or the Paradise Grand. Our fleet offers accommodations for groups from 10-100. Lake Minnetonka’s historical past and exciting waters await you!
The Mississippi River is home to our Flagship yacht, the Paradise Lady! Departing from Bohemian Flats Park in Downtown Minneapolis, the Paradise Lady is the Twin Cities’ only luxury charter yacht. At nearly 100′ in length, she will captivate you with her elegance and beauty as she cruises the majestic waters of the Mississippi River! Available for groups from 50-145 passengers, the Paradise Lady will exceed your expectations for any event. She offers two climate-controlled entertainment decks with superb views from any seat in the house! The Paradise Lady will provide the ultimate in passenger comfort and safety for you and your guests.
The yachts of Paradise Charter Cruises and the Minneapolis Queen are ideal for private parties from Corporate Events, Department Parties, Team building, Weddings, Receptions, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Sweet 16′s, Bat/Bar Mitzvah’s, Showers, Reunions and more. Come join us today!
Please contact one of our professional Event Planners to book your cruise today!
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