The Best Party Boat in Minnesota and on Lake Minnetonka.
Explore The Tours:
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 private tours are priced per boat and can get as low as $499/Boat! The boat capacity is different per boat so review the type of boat you want before booking, or call with specific questions. All private boats offer a base pricing model that can accommodate 14 guests and allows the ability to add up to 4 more if needed on our larger boats. Our tours can be combined with multiple party boats and accommodate groups up too 48 people if needed!
Feel confident in booking one of PaddleTap Party Boats:
Private Boat Captain/Tour Guide
Blue Tooth Music
Custom Bar (with coolers)
Bathrooms on the Super-Tap/ Lazy-Tap and TikiTap Boats
Over 300 Square Feet of Room on the deck to party
Gas Engines for every tour (pedaling is optional and never a requirement )
Stops as bars/restaurants as requested if time allows and restaurants allow-might be limited due to time restrictions (Lord Fletchers, Back Channel Brewery, Downtown Excelsior as examples)
No minimum amount of guests, reserve the entire boat for a flat fee. All full boat reservations will be private for 2023 boating season. Public tours are open and will be launched for single tickets and smaller groups. All party boats can be booked for public or private in 2023.
Bring your own drinks on most of our tours! Grab some snacks, and load up for 100 minutes in the sun. Minneapolis PaddleTap Party Boats bring non-stop fun for everyone on board!
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 per boat and is roughly 20 minutes just outside of Minneapolis. We are offering two boats currently called our RegularTap and LazyTap party boats.
Spring Park Location: 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 our main launching point! where we offer three of boats that depart here on a daily basis. Our LazyTap, Super Tap and TikiTap Party Boats! These boats will take you around the peaceful channels called Seaton, West Arm around passing around Deering Island where you can take a visit at Lord Fletchers for a drink (must be requested).
This tour also lets you enjoy the other wonderful party spots on Emerald Lake, Cooks bay and lets not forget our captains personal favorite Forest Lake! Our boat ride with your friends will allow you to enjoy some of the most scenic parts of Lake Minnetonka.
Fair amount 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!
Such a fun thing to do in the summer in Minnesota! We had a great time celebrating a 35th Birthday and Wyatt was a great Captain for us!They were also very responsive to any questions I had prior to our Tour - whether it was a phone call, text or email.Highly recommend for something fun to do on Lake Minnetonka!
We rented the tiki boat with 18 people and it was a great size, with room to walk around and plenty of places to sit. Ended up being $40 per person. There was great communication about what to bring, where to meet and logistics. Our captain, Hendrik, made us all feel safe and relaxed. It was a great outing.
We booked a last minute team building event for our staff and couldn't be more pleased with our experience. Everyone was so helpful in answering my booking questions and helping determine the right boat for our group. Our captain Hendrik was amazing and made our morning out on the lake such a fun time. He even helped me lug our heavy cooler to the boat! I will definitely recommend Paddle Tap to friends and family!
We booked the lazy Tap for my wife's birthday for the second year and this year was just as good as the first. The boat was great, the views and lake were awesome and our driver Captain Farmer was top notch. Very fun and easy going guy. Highly recommend him if you are booking. Next year we might book back to back timeslots. 5 stars out of 5.
Our friend group strives to get together once a year in June and this year we opted for the PaddleTap. We had an awesome time aboard the Tiki Tap & did not want the cruise to end! Communication with the PaddleTap crew leading into the event was really helpful. Wells was a fun captain & I'd highly recommend this activity for any type of group outing. Safe to say, we will be back again!
Our group had an amazing time on the Lazy Tap! Loved how much space was available and having a bathroom on board. The entire team made the process so easy. Our captain, Wyatt, was so personable and knowledgeable of the lake.
We had a blast yesterday for a friend's bachelorette party! Highly recommend. Sooooo much fun. Wish it would of been longer! Our boat captain, Hendrik was just as great, too! Very personable and played great tunes for us!
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
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.
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!
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!
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!