Come Paddle With Us!

To provide a fun, safe, and unique experience on Lake Minnetonka. We are dedicated to having the best captains around and providing you with the best themed party boats in Minnesota.

We want you to be able to relax, enjoy yourselves and have the best time ever. We are committed to making your special day one that you will never forget!


Make a splash with PaddleTap Party Boats!

Enjoy the best party boats that Lake Minnetonka has to offer! Our tours are designed for private groups for families, friends, coworkers, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, corporate events and team building! Our tours have four options for private boats with different pickup/starting locations. Our private tours are priced per boat and can get as low as $499/Boat! The boat capacity is different per boat so review the type of boat you want before booking, or call with specific questions. All private boats offer a base pricing model that can accommodate 14 guests and allows the ability to add up to 4 more if needed on our larger boats. Our tours can be combined with multiple party boats and accommodate groups up too 48 people if needed!

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!


A slice of paradise just outside of Minneapolis

PaddleTap Party boats are have two launching points on Lake Minnetonka in Spring Park and Excelsior Minnesota.

Here are some facts about the area:

  • Lake Minnetonka is a top 10 party lake in the country
  • 31 different connecting bays and channels
  • 13 different cities touch parts of waterway
  • The deepest part of the lake reaches 113 feet (crystal bay)
  • Lake Minnetonka dates as far back as the ice age
  • Big Island use to have a theme park on the water

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.

Party Boat Adventure Awaits.

Get on board with PaddleTap Party Boats for a unique and private experience on Lake Minnetonka!