Water Cruising

Whether you prefer a serene afternoon of gently cruising along shoreline or want to “hit it” and spend the day speeding around a lake skiing or tubing, the Twin Cities have plenty of spots to choose from. Public water access makes it easy to drop your boat into the water and set sail for the day. And just in case you didn’t haul your own personal yacht here with you, we have several trusted boat rentals to get you on the water.

Dragon Boat Racing

Watch the Dragon Boats Race in St. Paul

Dragon boats take to Lake Phalen in St. Paul this July for the Pan-Asian Dragon Festival.

Lake Minnetonka

Located in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Lake Minnetonka is the largest lake in the area, clocking in at a whopping 14,000 acres in size. Its vast network of smaller lakes and channels stretches from Wayzata in the east all the way to Mound in the west.

Lake Waconia

The Twin Cities' second-largest lake is an oasis surrounded by farmland.

Medicine Lake

Public water access, beaches, and a nearby park make Medicine Lake a destination for outdoor fun.

Inside the Minneapolis Institute of Art looking at hanging paintings on pristine white walls.

Immersive Experiences

Get a unique look at these Twin Cities attractions with unforgettable tours and experiences.

People enjoying a cruise on the Minneapolis Queen of Paradise Charter Cruises in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Top 5 Public Cruises in the Twin Cities

Experience Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River like never before with the top 5 public cruise lines in the Twin Cities.

People enjoy the sun and the water on the shore of Lake Nokomis Park.

Sensational State Parks: Lake Nokomis Park

A hidden gem of the Twin Cities, Lake Nokomis Park has all the amenities you could want and smaller crowds than other parks in the area.

Bikes from Wheel Fun Rentals lined up on the grass.

Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals gets locals and visitors biking, paddling and boating around six Twin Cities parks.


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