Tour Info – PaddleTap

The Best Party Boat in Minnesota and on Lake Minnetonka.



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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 tours are priced per boat and can get as low as $245/Boat!  The boat capacity is different per boat so review the type of boat you want before booking, or call with specific questions.  Our tours can combine multiple party boats and accommodate groups of 48 people if needed!


Feel confident in booking one of PaddleTap Party Boats:

  1. Private Boat Captain/Tour Guide
  2. Blue Tooth Music
  3. Custom Bar (with coolers)
  4. Bathrooms on the Super-Tap and Lazy-Tap Boats
  5. Over 300 Square Feet of Room on the deck to party
  6. Gas Engines for every tour (pedaling is optional for every tour)
  7. Stops as bars/restaurants as requested if time allows and restaurants allow-might be limited due to COIVD 19 restrictions (Lord Fletchers, Back Channel Brewery, Downtown Excelsior as examples)
  8. Six tickets minimum to reserve an entire boat.   All reservations will be private for 2022 boating season.  Public tours are launched now only being offered on our LazyTap boat out of Downtown Excelsior.

Bring your own drinks on most of our tours! (except for Lord Fletchers Pickup), grab some snacks, and load up for almost two hours in the sun. Minneapolis PaddleTap Party Boats bring non-stop fun for everyone on board!

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Downtown Excelsior: Lake Minnetonka

Explore Excelsior bay and allow our private boat captains to help you discover everything this great area has to offer!  This boat tour is the shortest drive from Minneapolis with more of a “downtown” feel being in Excelsior. 

Scenic views, local entertainment, bars, restaurants, and more!  Cruising around the bay that has all of the local shops and restaurants walking distance from our pickup location.  You may even be able to spot the famous “big island” on this adventure!

Guests will enjoy paddling along Lake Minnetonka shores, starting and ending at your favorite local bar and restaurants-the perfect local hot spot for live music, mouthwatering food, and deliciously crafted beer!  Some nearby restaurants are Maynard’s, Excelsior Brewing, Suburban, Lagos Tacos, Olive’s Fresh Pizza, Coalition, Red Sauce Rebellion and Haskell’s!

This option holds 14 guests max and is roughly 20 minutes just outside of Minneapolis.  We are offering two boats our RegularTap and LazyTap out of this starting spot for 2022.

This is our only public seat tour as well, departing from downtown Excelsior


Lord Fletchers/Back Channel Brewing: Lake Minnetonka

Get ready to paddle along America’s third best party lake on Seaton channel and West Arm, located just southwest of Minneapolis!

Jump aboard two of boats that depart here on a daily basis, our LazyTap and Super Tap Party Boats!  These boats will take you around the quite channels of Seaton channel, West Arm around Deering Island where we can take a visit at Lord Fletchers. 

This tour also lets you enjoy the other wonderful party spots on Emerald Lake, Cooks bay and lets not forget our personal favorite Forest Lake!  Our boat ride with your friends will allow you to enjoy some of the most scenic parts of Lake Minnetonka. 

Typically lots of boat traffic in these channels where you are sure to feel like a celebrity! 

Find a table before or after your adventure at Back Channel Brewing or the Grand-daddy of Lake Minnetonka- Lord Fletchers! Which has been in business for over 50 years!

Nora ShaheenNora Shaheen
00:27 21 Aug 21
such a fun time for a bachelorette party! wyatt was wonderful, very professional and friendly!
Shenae LundbergShenae Lundberg
23:58 15 Aug 21
Hendrick was a beauty! Awesome time! Thank you so much!
Claire AlexanderClaire Alexander
20:03 14 Aug 21
Wyatt wyatt wyatt! Best captain on the lake And very informative.
Laura NieLaura Nie
19:36 14 Aug 21
We had a great time on our bachelorette party today with Hendrick and Jared! Thanks guys!
Laura MargaritLaura Margarit
21:30 24 Jul 21
Great day on the lake; double decker boat was awesome and the captain Farmer made it a great experience for all!
Kassi QuislingKassi Quisling
14:12 31 May 20
So fun and our drivers Wyatt and John were awesome! Definitely will be going back and doing it again!!
stefany friasstefany frias
19:15 25 May 20
John was a great captain. Had a great time with my family and definitely recommend to try it. 😊
Andy SlaweckiAndy Slawecki
16:25 11 Sep 19
We had a great time on our cruise! Our group has done some sort of boating excursion the last several years and this one was unique enough to separate it from the rest of the pack. Having the ability to play our own music is a great touch. Wyatt was awesome and certainly deserves a bonus... would definitely book again if we come back to Minny.. thanks again, great time
Brad RobinetteBrad Robinette
14:03 10 Sep 19
John was awesome, very friendly. My party had a lot of fun on the lake minnetonka excelsior tour. Only reason for not giving five stars is the false advertising on the description. It makes mention of bar hopping which did not happen. Asked the team via text message why it is advertised like that and they said beginning of the season they heard from the guests that it takes too much time to unload and load the boat. It should be changed to depict it more accurately.
Jamie DestacheJamie Destache
22:56 26 Aug 19
Captain Corey was THE GREATEST. Super chill, very easy to talk to and had great song choices. He wasn't even annoyed of all of our chanting! WE all had a fantastic time!
Laura CarlsonLaura Carlson
14:31 29 Jul 19
The Lazytap was such a great time! I was hosting a bachelorette party so we needed a boat that could accommodate a group of 16 and we fit perfectly. The girls loved it and we wish we could have reserved the boat for longer! Wyatt was our captain and he did an amazing job! The owner was very patient with all of my questions and responded to my emails in a timely manner, which was greatly appreciated. I will definitely keep Uffda in mind when it comes to future events! Thank you for the great experience, you made the Bride's day very special!
Nolan JacobsonNolan Jacobson
13:45 22 Jul 19
We took the lazy tap out with a bunch of friends this past weekend. Weather was perfect and the service was phenomenal. Can't say enough about our Captain Wells, he was the best. He was a great captain and made the trip very fun for us while catering to any requests we had. I am definitely doing this again and will be giving great referrals to anyone who would ask me about this service or company. Thank you Uffda and Wells for the great times!
Joseph RosandichJoseph Rosandich
15:23 15 Jul 19
We had incredible weather and an amazing time on the paddle tap. Setting up the event and working with everyone here was the best it could have been.Our captain Ryan was absolutely incredible. He was friendly, fun, and just a joy to be around. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience! If you’re looking for a nice relaxing way to tour Lake Minnetonka with some drinks this is the way to go!
Ryan JaegerRyan Jaeger
00:00 13 Sep 18
Great time, our captain was right on time and made the trip very enjoyable! Great idea . Very organized


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