Lake Minnetonka Boat Tours

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Simply The Best Lake Minnetonka Boat Cruise

Explore beautiful Lake Minnetonka on a fantastic party cruise! We offer four unique party boats that are the perfect way to spend time with family and friends on the lake. We can also work closely with your company to plan fantastic small-group cruises and corporate events. We welcome a minimum group size of six and offer boats that accommodate 16 or 18 people.

Our tiki-themed cruise boat is ready for fun! Bring your bachelor or bachelorette party, birthday bash, family trip, and neighborhood outings. The TikiTap can accommodate up to 18 partiers. For a truly great cruise in downtown Excelsior, we've got the RegularTap cruise for a group of up to 14 fun-loving people.

Meet SuperTap, at 300 square feet, this is our largest human paddle pub. This active tour boat offers optional human pedal power stations, which are great for active tour groups and team building. You are free to pedal as much or as little as you want, as we also have a gas motor on board. On our fourth boat, the massive double-deck LazyTap, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the nice scenery. With room for a group of 18 to cruise, there's plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy Minnetonka on both decks.

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Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 18

SuperTap Paddle Pub-Back Channel Brewing

This tour is PaddleTap’s largest human paddle pub! This is by far the largest pedal boat we offer with over 300 square feet of walking space at all times.

This boat has pedals which you to actually move this large vessel! The pedaling is 100% optional as we have a gas motor and not required, but most groups like to give it a try!

The maximum group size we allow is for 18 total people which allows comfortable sitting where people enjoy the stunning views of Lake Minnetonka! Our private pricing starts at 14 ppl, but you can always add up to 18 if your group needs it! This tour does get a glimpse of famous people from time to time and has the best sunsets of any tour we offer.

The pick-up location is out of Back Channel Brewing on Seaton Channel, but we can take special requests if needed.

Things to Know:

Tours last roughly 100 minutes on the boat (need time to get you on and off the boat)
Boat has pedal stations that are optional, and does have a 60 hsp gas motor
Book Private or Public Tours
Maximum Guests allowed are 18
Pickup/Ending Location is Back Channel Brewing on Lake Minnetonka (we can accommodate some requests for other locations, email for requests)
No Swimming Allowed
BYOB and Food (we prefer no glass)
Bluetooth Music on the boat
Private Boat Captain
Bathroom on board
300 Square feet of room

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499 USD
Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 14

RegularTap Paddle Pub-Downtown Excelsior

PaddleTap is proud to offer private tours on our only downtown Excelsior powered party boat! These one of a kind Pedal Pubs can be rented out on Excelsior Bay!

Our Paddle Pub "RegularTap" Party Boat, holds a maximum of 14 people! This is great for private cruises who want to depart out of the award winning downtown Excelsior which is only 20 minutes from Minneapolis!

Plenty of local bars and restaurant’s such as:
-Maynards
-Excelsior Brewing
-Haskells (also a liquor store for any last minute items)
-Lago Tacos or The Suburban that are walking distance from our pickup location!

This is definitely the spot on the lake with the most action. You can even see the famous “Big Island” on your cruise if you ask your captain!

Things to Know (Regular Tap)

Tours last roughly 90-100 minutes on the boat (need time to get you on and off the boat)
Boat has pedal stations that are optional, and does include a 20 hsp gas motor
Book Private or Public Tours
Maximum Guests allowed are 14
Pickup/Ending Location is downtown Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka
No Swimming Allowed
BYOB and Food (we prefer no glass)
Bluetooth Music on the boat
Private Boat Captain
No Bathroom on board (only boat that doesn’t have one)
250 Square feet of room

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499 USD
Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 18

LazyTap Double Deck-Back Channel Brewing

PaddleTap’s #1 boat tour! For the people who like to take it easy on the lake! Our LazyTap Party Boat ride has your name written all over it. This is our only double deck party boat that is massive!

It offers two levels and covers at least 300 of deck space on the main level with an additional 100 square feet on the upper deck! This boat has zero pedals and is the true lazy experience that can hold up to 18 total guests!

This boat offers a private party bar down the middle for you to load up with your own drinks and bench seating all the way down on both sides.

We have a large wide open space in the front where people can move around and take in the views, or sit in our comfy seating all around.

This is our only boat that can allow swimming (on requests) but it still does only last 100 minutes. If you do choose to swim, we limit it to four people at one time and must wear a life jacket (provided). Swimming on our LazyTap is only allowed out of Back Channel. We do not allow it out of Downtown Excelsior.

The LazyTap has a large 150 HSP motor, we can cover a fair amount of lake to enjoy everything that Lake Minnetonka offers! Our pickups are out of Back Channel Brewing, Lord Fletchers, Downtown Excelsior or Wayzata.

Things to Know

Tours last roughly 100 minutes on the boat (need time to get you on and off the boat)
Boat has zero pedal stations and comes with a 150 hsp gas motor
Book Private or Public Tours
Maximum Guests allowed are 18 (Back Channel) and 14 (Downtown Excelsior)
Two Boats Offered: Pickup/Ending Location #1 is Back Channel Brewing on Lake Minnetonka (we can accommodate some requests for other locations, email for requests). Our #2 location is out of Downtown Excelsior. This Excelsior boat holds 14 maximum.
Swimming is Allowed
BYOB and Food (we prefer no glass)
Bluetooth Music on the boat
Private Boat Captain
Bathroom on board
400 Square feet of room (both levels)

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499 USD
Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 18

TikiTap-Back Channel Brewing

Our 100 minute cruise our Tiki Pub (yes, its a Tiki Themed Party Pontoon Boat and has ZERO pedals) boat offer the perfect scenic escape! It's our #1 Boat Tour for Bachelorette Parties!

This is our newest boat on Lake Minnetonka for the season. This adventure is perfect for any corporate event, private birthday party or just for fun on a bachelorette or bachelor parties!

This is the newest and largest single boat we offer and is 26 feet long and almost 12 feet wide! This party boat includes comfortable bar stool seating around the custom tiki bar, and seating for maximum of 18 total guests with plenty of walking room around the almost 300 square foot deck.

Enjoy our one of a kind Tiki Themed bar to rest your beer, wine, or cocktails.

Do you have any worry about a bathroom? Don’t! this boat does come equipped with a full bathroom for you to use.

Worried about rain? Don’t! We have a large canopy that covers 70% of the TikiTap! If this boat is open, book it soon as this is for sure the first one to be reserved.

Things to Know:

Tours last roughly 100 minutes on the boat (need time to get you on and off the boat)
Boat has zero pedals and includes a 140 horsepower outboard gas engine
Book Private or Public Tours
Maximum Guests allowed are 18 (base price includes 14)
Pickup/Ending Location is Back Channel Brewing on Lake Minnetonka (we can accommodate some requests for other locations, email for requests)
No Swimming Allowed
BYOB and Food (we prefer no glass)
Bluetooth Music on the boat
Private Boat Captain
Bathroom on board
300 Square feet of room

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549 USD
Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 18

Private Tours (All Boats)

PaddleTap is proud to offer private tours on all of our party boats! These one-of-a-kind Tiki Boats, Pedal Pubs, or Party Pontoons can be rented out on Excelsior Bay or Seaton Channel! Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka!

Take a peek at all our boating options and which locations they start from. You will truly love this experience for any Bachelorette, Birthday or Corporate outing!

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499 USD
Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 14

Small Group/Public Tour (All Boats)

Do you have a smaller group? Or just don't want to rent the entire boat? Book our per seat boating option! Perfect for those smaller groups who still want to go out and celebrate that Birthday/Bachelorette or even just a night out! This option does have a requirement of of 6 guests to guarantee it will go out. But you only pay for as many seats as you want. This option is not guaranteed private, and it is very likely you will be paired with other people!

We allow all of our boats (Tiki, Paddle and Double Deck Pontoon) to book using this option. It is a first come first serve basis.

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Why choose us?

Fantastic Tour Boats On Lake Minnetonka

Our friendly service sets us apart from other boats offering private and public cruises on Minnetonka. Our private cruises have a friendly, knowledgeable captain at the helm guiding your cruise to some of the best spots in Minnetonka. All our cruises have bluetooth speakers and coolers on board. For the true booze cruise party experience, most of our boats are ready for you to bring your choice of beverages to offer your personalized bar service.

Top Rated

We are the best party boats on Lake Minnetonka. The #1 Bachelorette Party boat in Minnesota and we've been rated 5 stars by our customers! We carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Private Captains

We have private captain on every tour. You will have a private captain to guide you through the tour and make sure you have a great time!

Custom Boat Tours

Our boat tours are customizable! You can choose from a variety of themes and activities, or even create your own custom experience!

Reviews

Words from our customers

Location

Discover Lake Minnetonka

In Minnesota, the land of lakes, Minnetonka is arguably the most popular. In early 1900 Big Island on Minnetonka was home to the Big Island Amusement Park. Visitors would take the ferry cruise out to the island during the summer to enjoy an afternoon with the family or a romantic Friday night for couples. The amusement park was eventually demolished, and the island is now a municipal nature park.

Beautiful historic mansions surround Minnetonka, many owned by celebrities. The largest was the former Pillsbury mansion, a 32,000-square-foot home that was demolished, and the land was divided to sell in smaller parcels. On a Minnetonka cruise, a knowledgeable local captain will point out some of the lovely homes around the lake. With more than 30 bays on the lake, cruises are a great way to explore all the nooks and crannies.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

We offer Three unique Party Boat tour options: Our classic “PaddleTap Tour”- paddle pub boat tour lasts 100 minutes, this boat has a “paddle” option, but also comes equipped with a full engine/motor, most groups only paddle for 15-20 minutes! It’s your call! For our second bout tour, LazyTap, pedaling isn’t available, this ride runs for a total of 100 mins too. We are adding a Third option called the TikiTap, which is a Tiki Themed Custom Party Boat. This tour also lasts 100 minutes on the water, but can be extended to 20 minutes if you book Sunday-Thursday only ($40/additional if you choose).

Our cancelation policy is simple. 30 days out you can cancel and get a full refund. 0-29 days all sales are final. If we end up having bad weather (unsafe boating conditions), we allow rain checks. This decision is typically made on the day of your cruise. We do offer Trip Insurance which can be purchased at the time of checkout. That allows refunds 14 days out from the cruise and must purchase it at the time of checkout.

We do not allow deposits for online reservations currently. If you are still waiting for the final count before booking, we recommend just booking the minimum amount of 6 people for the lowest cost. You can always add more people later!

Our Lake Minnetonka Downtown Excelsior is BYOB and so is our Back Channel Pickup, and coolers are allowed. If you want our staple Lord Fletcher’s pickup on Lake Minnetonka, you must first purchase drinks from them (off sale). Coolers will not be allowed at all at Lord Fletcher’s pickup. When you book a boat ride, a link will be emailed to you, so you can easily place your order from Lord Fletcher’s. You are always able to bring your own food and snacks as well.

**Ice is not provided**

This is our #1 question! We don't require a minimum number of guests for our private boat cruise. Our Small Group/Public seats do require at least 6 tickets out to to guarantee the boat to go out.

Yes, each tour boat offers Bluetooth connection, so you can sync your smartphone and start listening to your favorite tunes the moment we head out onto the lake.

While most people are fine on the boat, one in awhile someone gets sick. If that is the case we have the right to charge your credit card $100-250 per incident depending on the amount of cleanup needed

We do not allow swimming on our classic pedal pub (PaddleTap Boat) tours or the TikiTap Tour. We do allow swimming on the Lazytap only. People who choose to swim must wear a life jacket (provided) and only 4 in the water at a time. This will only be available out of our Back Channel Location (Excelsior LazyTap doesn’t allow swimming)

We don’t allow fishing on any of our boat tours. We leave that work up to the pros on Lake Minnetonka.

We do have a bathroom aboard our LazyTap, TikiTap and SuperTap booze cruises. The only boat without a bathroom is our RegularTap out of Downtown Excelsior. The duration of the LazyTap is 2 hours long, and the other boats are 100 minutes, but you can now extend our SuperTap and TikiTap tours by 20 minutes if you choose *new for 2022*, this option is ONLY open Sunday-Thursday. However, our pedal-powered RegularTap out of Excelsior does not include a bathroom. But don’t worry, we have many friends on the lakes, so we can stop as needed, if you need a break.

Yes! If you enjoy your trip, your paddle captain will appreciate it! Most also have Venmo! You can also pre tip online when you reserve your tour.

Booking a boat ride on Lake Minnetonka is easy! Click Book Now and decide which boat and location options you like best to celebrate an upcoming event or team building outing. For questions about any of our boat rides, contact us today! We just have click "Book Now". Depending if your purchase is more date driven or experience driven.

If you notice one of the boats you wanted is booked, please look at the other boat options some boats are more popular than others. Or give us a call and we can also help plan your party!

Our Standard RegularTap in Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka holds 14 people max (which is our smallest boat). Our other boats all hold 18 people max. Our pricing is per boat, so we only charge you for how many people you think you have. Our pricing ranges from up to 6 people to reserve it private (starting point), up to 14 and up to 18 (maximum) size for just an additional 28/person for over the 6. We don't require a minimum number of guests for our private boat cruise. Our Small Group/Public seats do require at least 6 tickets to guarantee the boat to go out.

Yes! We have multiple boats we can pair for large groups. We have had corporate events as large as 100 people before. Group sizes over 18 people isn’t an issue at all. Give us a call or email and we can help plan the details.

While all of our private bookings are 100% private, we do offer a per boat pricing based off of the amount of guests you select (this is first come first serve), 6 seats minimum to book, It gets cheaper on a “per person” cost if you hit the maximum tiers when booking! You can book our standard RegularTap tour for $269/Tour for up to 6 people as the lowest price option (if you do rent the entire boat the prices gets cheaper per person as you get a larger group). Our public tours only operate on our RegularTap Excelsior Boat and will launch mid June. We do require at least 6 seats booked to go out on the public.

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