Dinner, Sightseeing, or Beer-Tasting Cruise for Two from Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen (Up to 51% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Veteran captain guides patrons on cruises down Mississippi River or on Lake Minnetonka

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Operates in all weather. Beer tasting cruise valid only on select dates. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Even though water covers most of the earth's surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they’re sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $59 for a beer-tasting cruise for two on the Mississippi River (a $119.90 value)
  • $18 for a sightseeing cruise for two on Lake Minnetonka or the Mississippi River (a $36 value)
  • $46 for a Friday-night dinner cruise for two on the Mississippi River (a $92 value)

Beer-tasting cruises accommodate customers with a selection of three to four 8-ounce samples of local or seasonal beer, as well as with light appetizers.

After boarding a yacht, cruisers glide around Lake Minnetonka or float down the Mississippi River, passing the downtown Minneapolis skyline and the city's riverside parks. Mississippi River cruises depart from Bohemian Flats Park, while Lake Minnetonka cruises depart from the lake's Port of Excelsior. Click here for directions to each departure location. To view dates and times for the 1.5-hour sightseeing 2.5-hour and Friday-night dinner cruises, see the schedule. For the 2.5-hour beer-tasting cruise, click here.

Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen

Since 1985, the experienced captains and crews at Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen have been shepherding guests along the azure surfaces of Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River. Their fleet of five vessels steers customers around the area while accommodating them with full-height glass windows, enclosed outer decks, bar and restaurant options, and karaoke performances by prize-winning big-mouth bass. Boats glide along the coastline of Lake Minnetonka, catching sights of small lakeside towns, and down the Mississippi River to the backdrop of the Minneapolis skyline, Saint Anthony Falls, and the setting sun.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “We had a great time the staff was great and the food was very good.”

  • “I had expected the good would not be very good, but it was.”

  • “It was a great time. Super friendly staff and reasonable prices for drinks. Really relaxing time, I will go again for sure. ”


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