FAQ’s

1What is a PaddleTap?
A PaddleTap is a custom boat roughly 25 feet in length, with "paddle" stations where you physically move the boat using a custom paddle wheel. There is a table in the middle with coolers that can store your favorite beverage. The best form of fun possible!
2What is the booking process like?
It’s super easy! (1): Click “Book a tour” (2) Pick the tour you want (3) Use the live calendar to pick your date and time (3) Enter Credit Card information and contact info (4) receive confirmation email (5) forward email to your friends!
3What Tours are being offered?
Two tours this year, Small Boat Tour (holds 10 people) and the large boat tour (holds 14 people). Both tours have pickup and drop off at Lord Fletchers on Lake Minnetonka. Both boats have a 20 hsp motor so it can be used if you get tired!
4Does PaddleTap provide food or beverage?
You will receive an email with a pre-order form to put in your beer/wine/liquor orders through Lord Fletcher's ahead of time. Pay for drinks when you arrive. Food and snacks are allowed for you to bring-in a small backpack. Coolers are not allowed at Lord Fletcher's. Specific questions, please call us!
5Do I need to bring a cooler or ice?
PaddleTap has four large coolers that will be stocked with ICE for you!! Coolers are not allowed, but a small backpack is for snacks!
6What is the cancellation policy?
30+ days entire money back, 14-29 days rain check provided, 0-13 days no refund *Bad weather/unsafe conditions captain will cancel tours, rain checks provided
7Where does the PaddleTap pickup and drop off its guests?
Depends on the tour you select. PaddleTap will typically pick up at Lord Fletchers, but can also do Excelsior, Wayzata and Lafayette Club as needed. Contact PaddleTap for details.
8How long are the tours?
Tours are scheduled every 2 hours. We will try to get as close to 2 hours as possible-but tours can last 1 hour and 30 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes- depends on boat traffic!
9Is there a bathroom on board?
No-so plan accordingly! We can stop at bars/restaurants if needed. *PaddleTap has made friends on the lake that let us stop in the tour and use the restrooms!
10How many people can ride the PaddleTap?
Our large boat is certified up to 14 total guests and a maximum weight of 2,960 lbs. We have 10 “paddle stations” and 4 “party stations”. The smaller boat has 8 “paddle stations” and 2 “party stations”. You can book both boats if you need at least 24 total people for your party!
11What is the minimum number of people that can operate the PaddleTap?
As few as two people can paddle the boat, but the more you have the easier it is! (Recommend six if possible)
12Are Children allowed on the PaddleTap?
Yes– as long as they are 10 years or older and accompanied by an adult with no alcohol present. Children under the age of 13 are required to wear a life jacket.
13Is there a height requirement?
No- the paddle seats are adjustable, just like a regular bike, so it really depends on leg length.
14Does PaddleTap do private parties?
Yes! Just email or contact us to get more details.
15Do you provide the driver?
Yes-a driver will be provided.
16Are we allowed to tip the crew?
Yes- I’m sure they would appreciate it!
17Is the "paddling" difficult?
No- with it being on the water, hills aren’t a problem. The paddle wheel is adjustable in the water to change the level of resistance for you.
18What happens if I fall off?
PaddleTap recommends that you can swim! But if you do fall off, the boat carries life jackets and rings to retrieve you. Falling overboard will be a challenge – the 42” rails surround the entire boat.
19Is swimming allowed during the tour?
No- tour boat ride only, no swimming will be allowed
20What if it is raining on the day of tour?
We operate rain or shine. You’re on the water, so you shouldn’t mind getting a little wet! For your comfort, the boat has a canopy over the entire deck. PaddleTap is safety first. If thunder, lightening or heavy winds are present, the captain has the right to cancel the tour and offer a rain check.
21Are dogs allowed?
No.
22How do I pay?
Pay by credit card online only. All sales must follow the Cancellation Policy/Refund Policy: *If you book via email info@paddletap.com for White Bear Lake payment will be due when tour starts on the boat. 30+ days entire money back, 14-29 days rain check provided, 0-13 days no refund *Bad weather/unsafe conditions captain will cancel tours, rain checks provided
23Can I go fishing on the boat?
No, PaddleTap leaves fishing to the experts :)