Welcome Aboard Our Public Cruise Tours!

*Visit our FAQ’s regarding Handicap Accessibility, Ticket Purchasing Agreement Terms and other questions you may have regarding your cruise with us.

Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen offer sightseeing cruises and scenic tours on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Mississippi River and Minneapolis Skyline and the beauty of the Lake Minnetonka area. We offer cruises ranging from delicious lunch cruises to romantic dinner cruises, from narrated sightseeing tours to special events and special event cruises. Whether it’s fun for the whole family or a special night out for two, Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen has a trip that’s perfect for any occasion or event.

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 narrated cruises will take you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront, under the stunning 35W Bridge, showcasing views of the St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, amazing river bluffs with views of the amazing downtown Minneapolis skyline as we show you the best Mississippi River has to offer! *

Aboard the Yachts of Paradise Charter Cruises, you will discover the beauty of 2 very special venues! Departing from the ports of Excelsior or Wayzata, your cruise will take you past century old lake cottages from the past to luxurious mansions in the millions, all from the comfort and excitement aboard either the Paradise Destiny II, Paradise Princess II or the Paradise Grand. Our lake 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 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, Teambuilding, Weddings, Receptions, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Sweet 16’s, Bat/Bar Mitzvah’s, Showers, Reunions and more!

Come join us today!

*NOTICE: As we do access the locks on a regular basis, PCC/MQ is not responsible for river and or lock closures or delays due current flow, weather conditions, barge traffic, repair or other issues beyond our control or directed by others.