Lake Minnetonka has over 14,000 acres in Minnesota and is a vibrant tourist destination for many travelers looking for a serene vacation environment. The lake was named after the first inhabitants of the area who named the water body Minnetonka, or Great Water. Alexander Ramsey officially inscribed the name of Lake Minnetonka in 1852, and the following year the first hotel was built on its shores. Steam boats exploring the lake became popular with tourists in the 1880s, allowing visitors to the area to experience the abundance of wildlife and beautiful landscapes of this picturesque area. Today Twin Cities Cruise continues this tradition with its pleasures of Lake Minnetonka cruising, offering guests a traditional rowing trip and three exclusive luxury yachts.
Paradise Fate II
Capable of transporting up to 100 passengers, Twin Cities Cruises ’Paradise Destiny II offers a luxurious way to explore the sights of Lake Minnetonka in style. Paradise Destiny II is available for weddings and banquets, and both decks have floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views to passengers. The ceremonial dining room is available at an additional cost, and the dance floor and buffet are designed to make any excursion special.
Princess of Paradise II
For a more intimate tour of the lake, Princess Paradise II offers a smaller venue for weddings, receptions and outings. A small dance floor and buffet are available on board, and guests enjoy free snacks while touring Lake Minnetonka. Paradise Princess II can translate 60 guests in luxurious comfort.
With enough space for up to 60 travelers, Paradise Grand is a wonderful way to see the beautiful natural scenery of Lake Minnetonka. Like all yachts in the Twin Cities Cruises line, Paradise Grand offers an air-conditioned lounge and a full bar and is available for weddings.
Wedding ceremonies on board this yacht are limited to forty guests; a beautifully landscaped area is also available on the coast for larger weddings. Full bar service is available on all yacht tours, and LCD TVs with DVD and VCRs are available for use on board. All three yachts are available for charter; prices are available from Twin Cities Cruises on request.