$13 for One Adult Ticket to a Happy-Hour Cruise from Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen in Excelsior


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In a Nutshell

  • Two-hour yacht cruise
  • Pizza buffet & full cash bar
  • Beautiful views
  • Multiple dates to choose from

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Promotional value expires Oct 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. 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 $13, you get one adult ticket to a Tuesday evening Happy Hour Pizza Cruise from Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen, departing from the Port of Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka (a $26 value). The cruise lasts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and takes place on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

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 or Lake Minnetonka, depending on the day. As the Happy Hour Pizza Cruise embarks, Paradise Charter’s 70-foot luxury motor yacht, the Paradise Destiny II and 78-foot steamboat, the Minneapolis Queen, will journey at the speed of water, slipping serenely past picturesque tableaus. During the floating excursion, synchronized taste buds dive into a pizza-and-salad buffet, and lap up happy-hour drink specials at the cash bar while eye sponges soak in sunset views of the lake from open-air patios backed by floor-to-ceiling windows. The voyage is accompanied by a full narration, igniting craniums with a detailed history behind passing sites and a thorough understanding of quantum-level physics. Check the cruise schedule for available dates.

Boarding begins 10–15 minutes prior to cruise time.

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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