Private Tours

Private Tours

PaddleTap's Private Tours are the way to go! Enjoy a private boat cruise on the #1 Party Lake in MN. Every private cruise comes with a private boat captain and bluetooth music. Every cruise is BYOB. We depart out of two locations based on the boat you select.

Private tours are perfect for bachelorette and bachelor parties, birthday celebrations, neighborhood gatherings and also team building and corporate events! Having five boats in our fleet can can combine and handle groups up to 82 if needed. Most of our groups are 18 people or under.

Our pricing model is simple: Per person rate. Private cruises require 10 tickets to be paid for to reserve, you can have less than 10 just pay for the 10 tickets. If you just have a smaller group you can also book our public tickets which require no minimum.

Standard pricing is ranges from $39/person - $49/person for up to 10 guests on our standard 100 minute boat cruise. We do have a 2.5 hour cruise for roughly $70/person with limited availability.

Our private tours can hold up to 18 guests on most boats.

What to know:

100 minutes long (standard cruise) or 2.5 hour (limited times)
Bluetooth music
BYOB
Bathroom on board (except for PaddlePub out of Excelsior)
Departs out of Back Channel Brewing in Spring Park and Excelsior (depending on boat you select)
250-300 square feet of usable room
Holds 14-18 guests (depending on boat you select)
Pricing: Weekday: Monday-Wednesday $39/Person
Pricing: Weekend: Thursday-Sunday $45/Person
Pricing: 2.5 hour cruise: $70/person depending on time of year
Gas Motors on every boat
*$4/person extra for for prime season dates. July 12th-August 3rd 2024
10 tickets minimum for private tour, can add more tickets closer to tour date

These private tours will surly make memories that you will never forget!

Tours

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:
What to know:

100 minutes long
Bluetooth music
BYOB
Bathroom on board
Departs out of Back Channel Brewing in Spring Park
300 square feet of usable room
Holds up to 18 guests
Pricing: $39-$49/person Private Cruise (10 or more required tickets to make it private)
135 HSP Gas Motor

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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!

All private tours are charged on a per person fee. Prices are $39/person Monday-Wednesday and $45/person Thursday-Sunday with a $4/increase for prime summer on all tickets in July. 10 Tickets or more are required to reserve a private boat. We have a public option that is $55/person if you have less than 10.

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
10 to 18

2.5 hour Private Tour-Private Tour Back Channel Brewing (18 max)

PaddleTaps longest tour of the season-2 hours and 30 minutes! This tour is new for 2024, and only being offered starting in June of 2024.

Explore Lake Minnetonka in the fall where the leaves start changing. Explore the channels and bays that the larger charter boats cannot offer. Bring your own beverages, some snacks and let us drive you around West Arm/Seaton Channel/Cooks Bay for 2.5 hour on the water, our longest cruises of the year! We will get up and close to some of the best fall colors Lake Minnetonka offers. This tour will have a bathroom on board as well with bluetooth music.

This tour will either be on our largest 30 foot LazyTap double deck boat, or the 25 foot TikiTap boat. Depending on boat availability with other tours being offered"

Pricing is $70/person for the 2.5 hours, and private bookings require 8 tickets to be purchased as a down-payments are utlizied before the season starts to reserve your boat. But you are more than welcome to book as many seats as you need up to the boat maximum of 18 guests.

Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 18

LazyTap Double Deck-Back Channel Brewing (18 person boat)

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! PaddleTap offers one boat for 2024. This boat can hold up to 18 guests!

Both boats 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!

These boats offer 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.
What to know:

Private boat captain
100 minutes long
Bluetooth music
BYOB
Bathroom on board
Departs out of Back Channel Brewing in Spring Park
400 square feet of usable room (two levels)
Holds up to 14-18 guests (depending on the boat you select)
Pricing: $39-$45/person Private Cruise (10 or more required tickets to make it private)
*$4/more a person from July 12th-August 4th 2024*
150 HSP Gas Motor
Zero Pedals (not even an option here)

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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!
What to know:

100 minutes long
Bluetooth music
BYOB
Departs out of Downtown Excelsior
250 square feet of usable room
Holds up to 14 guests
Pricing: $39-$49/person Private Cruise (8 or more required tickets to make it private)
25 HSP Gas Motor
Peddling (optional)

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Flat Pricing up to 10 guests

Flat pricing up to 10 guests! Pay the same per person rate above the 10 guests (if needed)

Flat pricing up to 10 guests! Pay the same per person rate above the 10 guests (if needed)

BYOB on Every Private Cruise

Enjoy truly the only BYOB boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka! Bring a cooler or just buy drinks before at the local liquor store! 100% allowed to bring your own drinks onto this epic private boat cruise.

Enjoy truly the only BYOB boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka! Bring a cooler or just buy drinks before at the local liquor store! 100% allowed to bring your own drinks onto this epic private boat cruise.

Flat Per Person Pricing over 10 guests!

Same per person pricing if you have over 10 guests! Don't worry about finalizing your group size in the planning stages, just book the cruise and add more guests later! Perfect flexility for your private party boat!

Same per person pricing if you have over 10 guests! Don't worry about finalizing your group size in the planning stages, just book the cruise and add more guests later! Perfect flexility for your private party boat!

Private Boat Cruise

Enjoy the waters of Lake Minnetonka with our flat per person pricing, and fixed pricing up to 10 guests! If you have more people don't worry, you can always add more people later! We can take multiple boats out to the same cruise if your group has over 18 people!