Climb Aboard the Easiest Access to MN Lake Vibes

Captain your own ship as you cruise the serene waters of Lake Minnetonka on our purposely slow, easy to drive, all-electric boats.

The Chill is the Thrill

Welcome to your favorite new boating experience.
Where the only people you need to know are your friends or family.
Where you can slow down enough to soak up your surroundings.
Where the hum of the engine doesn’t drown out your conversations. 
So leave the rest of the world on land, and embrace the experience of renting and captaining an Electric Shores Duffy Boat on Lake Minnetonka.
Try it once, and you’ll know why the chill is the thrill.

Bring your own .....

Alcoholic and N/A beverages, snacks, fun friends and a good playlist. We have coolers on board, and a nice, bluetooth enabled sound system.

Built for MN Weather

The windows can zip up and down quickly to weatherproof your outing. How often do you wish you had an extra layer on an MN boat ride?

man smiling while driving a duffy boat.

Eco-Friendly

Our ships are all-electric, and certified zero emissions, which is good for the health of the lake. It’s a party on the water, but not something that intrudes upon it. It also amplifies the experience by eliminating the smell and noise from the engine. Sailboat vibes, with the control of a steering wheel.

Easy Vibes

If you can drive a golf cart, you can drive our boats. Even if you’ve never been on a boat before, you’ll be an expert in no time. Plus, besides being easy to drive, they’re even easier to access. Docked at the Port of Excelsior, (2 Water St.), you can effortlessly find parking, as well as food and drinks to bring aboard.

Chill Vibes

Life moves fast...relaxing shouldn’t have to. In a world of speed and instant gratification, Electric Shores’ boats are slow by design. At a cool 6 miles per hour, you have the freedom to relax completely into the moment, either connecting with friends and family, or just vibing with water. Ditch the show and embrace the slow.

Pricing

Our boats are intimate and fun for small groups, yet spacious enough for large groups, too. Pricing friendly for any group size.

Rent for 90 minutes, 2 hours, or 2.5 hours, or a half day( 4 hours)

Weekend (Fri-Sun) Cruises
$179
per hour

7-12 People
(Large Group)

$159
per hour

2-6 People
(Small Group)

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Weekday (Mon-Thurs) Cruises
$139
per hour

7-12 People
(Large Group)

$119
per hour

2-6 People
(Small Group)

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Half Day (4 Hour Rentals)
$399
per boat

Mon- Thursday

$599
per boat

Friday-Sunday

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$89
per hour
Early Bird
Mon-Thursdays

The best value in boating. Applies to all rentals Mon-Thursday with a starting time from 9am to 3pm. This is also the time with the least boat traffic, so its a double win!

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Happy Customers

Since we are brand new to Minnesota, check out a few reviews from our Milwaukee location to get a glimpse into the experience.

"These boats are the absolute best way to enjoy leisurely cruising around Lake Minnetonka! The electric engine makes the boat so easy to drive and the quiet hum is hardly even noticeable so you can really enjoy the peace and quiet out on the lake. The boats are really spacious and comfortable too. Also, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful making sure we knew where to go and how to navigate around the lake.  If you are looking for the perfect sunset cruise for a date night, or a really fun way to have a day on the lake with a group of friends or family, you are going to absolutely love this experience! I'm already getting ready to book my next rental!"

Andrew Walker

Google Review- June 2022

"I cannot rave enough about this boat, and my experience on it.  The Duffy boats have a seating arrangement like a pontoon boat, but the quality of a luxury yacht.  It was sparkling clean.  It had a nice sized table with drink holders, extremely comfortable seating, and windows that can be zipped up if the weather gets bad.  I will definitely invite more friends/family to come and enjoy these awesome boats!"

Chad Dorow

Google Review- July 2022

"I cannot rave enough about this boat, and my experience on it.  The Duffy boats have a seating arrangement like a pontoon boat, but the quality of a luxury yacht.  It was sparkling clean.  It had a nice sized table with drink holders, extremely comfortable seating, and windows that can be zipped up if the weather gets bad.  I will definitely invite more friends/family to come and enjoy these awesome boats!"

Melissa Sims

Google Review- July 2022

"So much fun!!!   This was a perfect way to spend a hot day, with a few snacks and good friends.   It’s a quiet relaxing ride in a very comfy, roomy boat.  Ryan was great with communicating and the boat was spotless.   He even gave us parking tips.   We definitely will do this again.  And again."

Greta Sorensen

Google Review- June 2022

FAQs

Questions? We've got answers.

Do I need to know my exact group size before booking?

No, we have 2 pricing options: small group 2-6 people and large group 7-12 people, we can adjust the price in either direction upon arrival..

What's the food, drinks, and music situation?

BYOB and food are not only allowed, but encouraged. We’ll have a Yeti cooler and provide ice for you. Sound systems connect via Bluetooth, so work on that playlist.

How long are the rentals?

We have 90 minute, 2 hour, and 2.5 hour rental options. Most groups choose 2 hours.

Weather / Cancellation Policy

We are flexible, and want your group to have a good time. For cancellations or reschedules, please give us 3 days notice. For bad weather days, we have roofs and the windows can be zipped up, so light rain isn’t a problem. On bad weather/ strong wind days, we will connect with your group in the morning to give you a choice of refund, rain check or delay the start time (if the schedule allows).

Kid-friendly?

Heck yeah we take our own kids out often, we have coast guard approved life jackets for humans of all sizes. Pro tip kids like shorter time blocks than adults, 90 minute laps recommended for younger kids. Ice cream options adjacent to reward / bait young boaters into coming.

Can we swim?

Heck yeah, boats have swim ladders anchors and noodles on board, there is a good swim section in St. Albains Bay, which is the next to Exceslior Bay, we will show the swim zone on a map at check in

How many people can the boat hold?

Each boat can fit up to 12 passengers, and we have two of them if you have a party size of 13-24. Our boats are intimate for small groups, and spacious for groups up to 12.

What are the requirements for renting and driving a boat? 

Must be 25+ with a valid drivers licenses and credit or debit card.

Can we hire a skipper? Or do we drive?

These are rentals that your drive yourself, and with the rules pertaining to the lake and LMCD, we can not provide a skipper with this rentals. These boats are very easy to drive, and we staff the docks so we will help launch and catch you upon return (which is the hardest part of boating).

Where can we take these boats, and how fast do they go? 

These are cruising boats, not fast boats. They go 5-6 mph which is perfect for a no wake bay (exceslior bay is). We have maps that show good 90 minute, 2 hour and 2.5 hour loops.

Can We Stop at Bars / Where do we go?

We have a lake map with suggested routes based on time and water conditions. There are two bars along the way, Maynards and the Caribbean, that you can pull into.

Where can I buy a Duffy Boat?

We are the dealer for the state of Minnesota, we can help you out. if you want to try before you buy or happen to fall in love with this boat, you can apply an entire seasons of rental fees towards the purchase of a boat.

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The Docks

2 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331
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