Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen


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In a Nutshell

  • 2.5 hour cruises
  • Paddle-wheeler or motored yacht
  • Beautiful views
  • Multiple dates to choose from

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until 6/9/11. Must be 21 or older. Minimum of 25 per cruise; different date will be offered if minimum is not met. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before ships, the only way for explorers to discover new lands was by traversing the earth on the backs of other, stronger, explorers. Discover your city in comfort and style with today's Groupon for one ticket to a cruise from Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen, departing from the port of Boom Island Park. Choose between the following options:

  • For $35, you get one ticket to a Saturday- or Sunday-night Mississippi River sunset and wine-tasting cruise (a $70 value). Choose from the following dates: June 11, June 26, July 2, July 16, July 31, August 28, September 25, and October 9.
  • For $23, you get one adult ticket to a Friday-night Mississippi River dinner cruise (a $45.50 value).

For more than 25 years, Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen have ushered landlocked landlubbers onto their fleet of vessels for sightseeing cruises, scenic tours, and private charters, introducing passengers to the aqueous wonders of the Mississippi River and Lake Minnetonka. As the sunset and wine-tasting cruise embarks, Paradise Charter’s 96-foot luxury charter yacht, the Paradise Lady, will journey down the Mississippi River at the speed of water, slipping serenely past picturesque tableaus as the sun sets on the Twin Cities. During the 2.5 hour floating excursion, curious palates delve into the characters of six wines, poured from a themed selection, while eye sponges soak in a few of Mother Nature’s more well-known works, such as the Stone Arch Bridge and the Minneapolis skyline, from the cabin cruiser's three open-air decks.

Or, satisfy rumbling tummies on a Friday-night dinner cruise aboard the Minneapolis Queen. River riders feast on a scrumptious meal, featuring carved beef tenderloin and chicken breast stuffed with Minnesota wild rice, as the paddlewheeler adventures through the upper St. Anthony locks to the I-35W Bridge. The voyage is accompanied by a full narration, igniting craniums with a detailed history behind passing Minneapolis sites and a thorough understanding of quantum-level physics. Check the cruise schedule for available dates.

Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen

Since 1985, the experienced captains and crew 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.

Customer Reviews

This was the 2nd year we did a Mississippi River cruise...just love doing it! The boat and crew are great. Food is okay, but not expecting (or paying for!) a 4-course meal.
Alice S. · December 14, 2016
The boat appeared to have been kept up and clean. The staff was vey polite and welcoming. My fiance and I enjoyed the beer samples as well as the taco bar. It was a beautiful date night for us.
Shawanna B. · November 10, 2016
Very fun night out with friends!
Ingrid S. · August 26, 2016
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