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Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen

2150 W River Pkwy, Bohemian Flats, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1020
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Great trip!

Our group took the Sunday brunch cruise in early October. The weather was fantastic and the leaves... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Gail R
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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Great fall trip

We boarded the Mississippi Queen to enjoy the fall foliage. We found the boat to be VERY well kept... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Jill H
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2150 W River Pkwy, Bohemian Flats, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1020
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Our group took the Sunday brunch cruise in early October. The weather was fantastic and the leaves were changing so it was a lovely way to spend part of the day. We enjoyed the brunch, which is served buffet style. There were plenty of choices,...More

Thank Gail R
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We boarded the Mississippi Queen to enjoy the fall foliage. We found the boat to be VERY well kept and the staff competent and friendly. They exceeded our expectations.

Thank Jill H
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went on the charter out of Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. It rained all day but that didn't stop us from relaxing and enjoying the Sunday brunch and boat cruise. The food was excellent and the ride was fun with the captain explaining special sites...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you have never experienced boats moving through locks on a river, then this boat trip might interest you. Aside from that, the trip was not particularly informative nor does it traverse the downtown area of the city. I was hoping for something closer to...More

Thank Pat R
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We really enjoyed getting to go through the lock and dam. This also put us up pretty close to St. Anthony Falls which is beautiful. These were definitely the highlight of the trip and are worth the price of admission. However, the staff are pretty...More

Thank Lin L
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wow! Cruising down the Mississippi River was my favorite part of our vacation! It's so beautiful, and so relaxing. The best part was going by St. Anthony's Falls, and going through the Lock. The trip only cost $20.00 and I would've paid that much just...More

Thank CookieFace64
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

If you have never been on a boat ride or gone through a lock, you would find this cruise interesting. There is not much to see along the river and the narrator did not have much information to tell us about the Mississippi River at...More

Thank T569
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We arranged a private cruise on Destiny II to celebrate my wife's special birthday. We had 30+ family and friends for an evening on Lake Minnetonka. The staff at Paradise helped make all the arrangements, including layout of seating/tables on board, choice of appetizers, dinner...More

Thank Harveyboy1945
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I was with 14 woman on a happy hour pizza cruise. I was in charge of reservation. I called and asked what type of pizza they serve because we don't eat pork. He said Sausage, Pepperoni and cheese. I asked if we could get veggie...More

Thank stacyplymouth
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

As a group of 52 friends we scheduled a cruise of Lake Minnetonka with a lite dinner included. The Captain Crew were extremely friendly & helpful giving a lot of information about the lake, islands & houses aling the way. The food was excellent as...More

Thank Gary T
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2mlang
7 August 2015|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
Are you sure we are talking about the same attraction?. No, they do not have a place to do your laundry.
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Ruth W
6 June 2015|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
The typical cruise is about 90 minutes. If you want a private event you could schedule them longer than that . We did not go on the dinner cruise, which I understand goes a little over two hours. We went on the Mississippi... More
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