Top 3 Charter Boat Companies on Lake Minnetonka

Navigating the Waters:  Exploring Lake Minnetonka on Charter Boats!


Nestled in the heart of Minneaota, Lake Minnetonka stands as a shimmering gem, offering an idyllic escape for locals and tourists alike.  Spaning over 14,000 acres and boasting more than 100 miles of shoreline, this picturesque lake beckons adventures to explore its pristine waters an scenic landscapes.  While there are various ways to experience Lake Minnetonka, chartering a boat provides a unique opporutnity to immerse onself in its beauty while enjoyig the comforts of a private vessel.  In this post well delvel into the world of Charter boats on lake Minnetonka.  highlighting the expeience they offer and the wonders awaiting those who embark on this maritime journey.


  1. Scenic Cruises: Immerse yoruself int he natural speldo rof Lake Minetonka with a scenic cruise aboard a charter boat.  Sit back and relzx and the the gentle breeeze carr yyou across the shimmering waters!
  2. Private Charters:  For those seeing a more intimate and personalized adventure, private charters offer the perfect solution.  Whether its a romantic getaway, a family reunion or a corporate retreat.  Charter boat comapnies on Lake Minnetonka can tailor an itinery to suit your needs.
  3. Special Events and Celebrations:  Celebrate life’s special moments in style aboard a charter boat on Lake Minnetonka.  From weddings and annivrsaries to birthdays and graduations, chater boat companies offer a unique and unforgettabl evenue for any occasion.



PaddleTap Lake Minnetonka:  The only true bring your own beverage and fully equiped with a private driver.  This charter boat offers a variety of experiences tailored to suit difference prefeerecnes and occosians.  If your celebrating a birthday, hosting a bachelorette party or simply gathering with friends or co workers, theres a PaddleTap adventure waiting for you.  Doing your excurision, you’ll paddle alongside picturesque stretches of Lake Minetonak, taking in panoromic views of lush shorelines and charming waterfront communities.  Along the way you can sip on your beverages of choice, share stores with fellow paddlers, and soak up the sun as you cruise at a leisurly pace.  



Al and Alma’s Charter Boats:  This is a renowed charter boat company offering scenic cruises, private charters, and event services on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota.  With a fleet of luxury boats, they ater to various occosians, including weddings, corproate events, family gathers and sighseeing tours.



Wayzata Bay Charters:  Nestled on the shores of Tonka,  Wayzata Bay Charters offers an unparalleled experience or those seeking to imerser themselves in the beauty of this iconic MN destination.  This luxry charter boat offers a wide range of services taioied to create unforgettable memoents on the water.  Lets embark on a journey and discover the allure of Wayzata Bay Charters.  



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: $35-$49/person Private Cruise (10 or more required tickets to make it private)
135 HSP Gas Motor

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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 range from $35-$39/person Monday-Wednesday and $35-$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.

Our Lowest cost boat is our Original PaddlePub out of downtown Excelsior ($35/person) the rest of our boats are closer to $39-45 most days

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.

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 offer private cruises that start with 8 ppl-18 ppl)

This public option is only available out of our Back Channel Brewing Location (LazyTap or TikiPubs) and downtown Excelsior on our original Pedal Pub Boat Cruise.