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Top 10 Things To Do In Brainerd, MN This Summer Aboard A Luxury Cruise Boat

TAKING A BOAT TOUR IS a must-do when visiting the Brainerd Lakes area, as it gives you a one-of-a-kind way to enjoy Minnesota’s premier waterway, Gull Lake, in both comfort and luxury. Whatever draws you to the water–whether you’re looking for a leisurely way to take in nature and feel the wind in your hair, […]

Cragun’s Resort & Hotel Acquired Destiny Cruises

BRAINERD, Minn., March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Destiny Cruises LLC announced today that it sold its vessel and operation to Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. Cragun’s will begin offering day and evening cruises on Gull Lake in the spring of 2019. The 65-foot long double-deck vessel accommodates 120 passengers and will continue to offer open […]

Trim the Sails – How to Fit a Cruise into a Tight Budget

The open air, water like glass, a light breeze in your face as you pass stunning landscapes, all while relaxing with good conversation, fabulous food, and refreshing beverages — there’s nothing quite like a cruise. Planning a cruise for your crew sounds like a fantastic idea … until you look at your budget. Do limited funds mean you have to throw the idea overboard completely? Or is there some way to take your group cruise and do it on a budget? These Minnesota cruise lines say you can. Here’s how…

Enjoying Beautiful Gull Lake Aboard Destiny Cruises in Brainerd, MN

A couple of hours gliding on clear waters, while enjoying delicious food and a beverage under clear blue skies, makes for one of our favorite ways to spend an afternoon. When the lake is Gull Lake, one of the largest in the Brainerd, Minnesota area, with 38 miles of picturesque coastline and sparkling waters, and the boat…

Fun Adventures in Central and Northwest Minnesota

They came for boating, for fishing, for beer, camping, rock n roll, but mostly they came for the lakes. All the reasons combined helped make 2014 one of the best years for tourism in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Brainerd Lakes Area also saw a boost in new attractions. The area added a new elegant event space, the Wild Life Safari North…

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Host a Conference in Brainerd

They came for boating, for fishing, for beer, camping, rock n roll, but mostly they came for the lakes. All the reasons combined helped make 2014 one of the best years for tourism in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Brainerd Lakes Area also saw a boost in new attractions. The area added a new elegant event space, the Wild Life Safari North…

Brainerd Tourism Has Record Year

They came for boating, for fishing, for beer, camping, rock n roll, but mostly they came for the lakes. All the reasons combined helped make 2014 one of the best years for tourism in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Brainerd Lakes Area also saw a boost in new attractions. The area added a new elegant event space, the Wild Life Safari North…

Luxury Yacht Provides New Affordable Way to Experience Gull Lake

EAST GULL LAKE – Lit up for the Fourth of July this week, Destiny Cruises’ North Star yacht is giving residents and visitors alike another way to experience summer in the lakes area. Liz Diedrich, owner of Twin Cities-based research and marketing firm Diedrich RPM, first looked into the idea of a luxury motor yacht while putting together research for a client…

Goin’ To The Lake: Brainerd Lakes Area (Day 1)

CROSSLAKE, Minn. (WCCO) — Even when record rains are falling, WCCO makes it to the lake. This summer, until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This week, Esme Murphy and Chris Shaffer ventured to the Brainerd Lakes Area in northern Minnesota…

Luxury Cruise Line Comes to Gull Lake

Destiny Cruises’ North Star yacht, a $1.8 million, double-deck vessel that can accommodate 120 passengers, launched last week on Gull Lake, offering cruises and private chartered events to residents and tourists in the Brainerd lakes area. The North Star is docked at Ernie’s on Gull, and was expected to embark on its inaugural cruise Wednesday, June 25…

North Star Yacht Arrives on Gull Lake

Destiny Cruises’ North Star yacht hit the waters of Gull Lake Tuesday afternoon, settling into its summer home. The motor yacht begins public cruises Sunday. Tuesday people gathered, filling the parking spaces at the Gull Lake landing off County Highway 77, and put adjacent docks to the test as they lined up to see the boat launch…

New Dinner Cruise Line Coming Soon to Brainerd’s Gull Lake

Starting June 12th and maybe even a bit sooner (some dates pending) you will be able to escape on the waters of the Brainerd Lakes Areas most famous lake, Gull Lake, aboard Destiny Cruises’ magnificent new luxury yacht, the North Star. The North Star, Destiny Cruises world-class luxury passenger vessel…

New Cruise Yacht Launches on Gull Lake

All aboard. A new passenger yacht has hit Gull Lake in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Destiny Cruises launched their North Star ship in Nisswa Tuesday. They’ll offer four cruises a day, a breakfast, lunch and dinner cruise as well as a twilight cruise around Gull Lake. Destiny Cruises co-president, Liz Diedrich, says, “We wanted to be an amenities that…

From the Travel Desk: Lake tours to float your boat

Summertime in Minnesota practically requires time on the water. Several public cruises on state lakes this year promise to provide this quintessential experience, with perks from meals to history lessons. Newest among them is Destiny Cruises’ North Star luxury yacht, which will begin plying Gull Lake, in the Brainerd Lakes Area…

Cruise Line Selects Gull Lake in Minn. as Its New Port of Call

BRAINERD, Minn. – It may feel like open water may never return, but spring follows winter and summer can’t be that far away. With open water, a new dining and recreation option will be plying the waters of Gull Lake. Destiny Cruises announced it will begin offering day and evening cruises on Gull Lake in the summer of 2014…

Cruise Line Selects Gull Lake as Its New Port of Call

It may feel like open water may never return, but spring follows winter and summer can’t be that far away. With open water, a new dining and recreation option will be plying the waters of Gull Lake. Destiny Cruises announced it will begin offering day and evening cruises on Gull Lake in the summer of 2014…