Minneapolis Queen Cruise

Minneapolis Queen Cruise

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Skyline and the beautiful Lake Minnetonka area, with options ranging from wedding boat & river cruises, corporate events, birthday parties, dinner cruises and more.

Get ready for a river adventure with Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen, the Minneapolis cruise company that provides sightseeing boat cruises, scenic tours, and private charters on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River.

The cruise line was born in 1985 and today features 5 vessels, 2 venues, and 50,000 happy passengers a year. You can take a delicious lunch cruise, romantic dinner cruise, special holiday cruise, or classic sightseeing/history cruise with Paradise Charters.

Our favorite option for student groups is the narrated sightseeing cruise aboard the Historic Minneapolis Queen Paddleboat. This boat is a modern-day replica of the old grand riverboats of the Mississippi River. The cruise takes you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront, under the 35W Bridge, past the St. Anthony Falls, and under the historic Stone Bridge, showing off river bluffs and the Minneapolis downtown skyline the entire time. You will learn all about the Mightly Mississippi, the historic riverfront, and the local Milling District during your ride. You may choose to add a sack lunch (hot dog, chips, and drink) to this cruise with field trip groups.

Other cruise options include charter cruises on the yachts Paradise Destiny II, Paradise Princess II, Paradise Grand, or the luxury Paradise Lady!