The Hoffmann Family of Companies, led by Co-CEOs Geoff Hoffmann and Greg Hoffmann, have acquired Paradise Charter Cruises, a Lake Minnetonka cruising operation with three vessels, adding to their growing portfolio of global businesses and expanding their fleet of boats to 20 throughout the United States.
Paradise Charter Cruises began in 1985 and has grown to have three beautiful award-winning vessels, serving over 60,000 passengers per year on two of the country’s most popular waterways. Offering daily sightseeing and scenic cruises, private charters, and weddings on beautiful Lake Minnetonka, Paradise Charter Cruises offers a range of charter cruises including corporate events, weddings, birthday parties and more. Its sister ship, the Minneapolis Queen, was purchased by the Hoffmann Family of Companies just over a year ago.
“We are thrilled to add Paradise Charter Cruises to our boating portfolio. It was a natural fit after last year’s partnership. The team and operation are top in the industry, and we look forward to working with them to continue servicing the Minnesota Markets with the best in service, experience, and vessels.” says Jenny Gezella, President of Daily Cruise Operations for the Hoffmann Family of Companies.
Most recently the Hoffmann Family of Companies acquired Shepler’s Ferry based in the upper peninsula of Michigan offering round-trip transportation to and from Mackinac Island for its one million visitors per year on their seven boats. In addition to the three Paradise Charter Cruises vessels and seven acquired with Shepler’s Ferry, the Hoffmann Family of Companies also own the following vessels located throughout the United States:
- The Ambassador plus operations in Newport Beach, CA
- The Chrysalis plus operations & commissary kitchen in Richland, WA
- The La Crosse Queen plus operation in La Crosse, WI
- The Marco Island Princess in Marco Island, FL
- The Minneapolis Queen in Minneapolis, MN
- The Miss Naples Catamaran plus dock & operations in Naples, FL
- The Naples Princess plus dock & operations in Naples, FL
- The West Star boat and operation in Washington
- Port O Call Marina and Port O Call Rentals docks & operation in Naples, FL
- Port O Call Waterplace full-service gift shop in Naples, FL