5 best ideas for a fall boat ride

Woah!  Believe it or not, but the fall is the best time to enjoy the epic views on pontoon ride on any Minnesota lakes.  Afterall Minnesota is the home of 10,000 lakes!


Grabbing a sweatshirt, a warm beverage and just relaxing with good friends and family on a wonderful pontoon ride always is a hit.  


Think about riding on PaddleTap’s longest boat cruise of the season for an idea to get on the water for fall colors.  PaddleTap now offers the best getaway for a boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka.  



2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
8 to 18

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

PaddleTaps longest tour of the season-2 hours and 30 minutes! This tour is new for 2023, and only being offered starting middle of September until end of season!

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 $75/person for the 2.5 hours, and private bookings require 8 tickets to be purchased as a minimum. But you are more than welcome to book as many seats as you need up to the boat maximum of 18 guests.

2 to 3 hours
Group Size
2 to 12

Electric Duffy Boat Rental (Downtown Excelsior)

Enjoy the newest boat rental on Lake Minnetonka. Departing daily out of downtown Excelsior. Walking distance from many local bars and restaurants. Enjoy the only eco friendly, battery operated Duffy boat rentals on Lake Minnetonka. Slowly cruise around Excelsior bay in style and enjoy the calm waters of the no wake areas of St. Albans and Excelsior Bay. This boat does not have a boat captain provided, and the renter is required to drive the boat. Don't worry about an agenda and drive at your own pace. Boat rentals are allowed for small groups and large groups. Large groups can hold up to 12 guests. As pricing is based off of the boat and if you want a small or large group rental. Rentals can last anywhere from 2-3 hour long, you decide when you book! For more information checkout our sister company www.Electricshores.co to learn more!

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.

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100 minutes long
Bluetooth music
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-$45/person Private Cruise (8 or more required tickets to make it private)
135 HSP Gas Motor

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