Favorite Boating Links

The Minnetonka Squadron's Favorite Boating Related Web Sites

(Non-Commercial, Commercial, and Restaurants)

America's Boating Club
The national organization of which Minnetonka is one of hundreds of squadrons around the country. A great source for boating enthusiasts with resources and educational courses from boat handling, to weather, to radar, to electrical, to  . . .

Minnestoa DNR Home Page
Everything you MUST know about boating in Minnesota!

National Weather Center Forecast
Weather forecast for Excelsior Minnesota!

Hennepin County Water Patrol
This site is designed to help the citizens of Hennepin County, Minnesota safely enjoy both summer and winter activities on the county's 104 lakes and three rivers.

District 10 Home Page
The Minnetonka Power Squadron is part of USPS District 10. Visit the D/10 website for District news and current information.

Lake Minnetonka Online
Lake Minnetonka area information, including Lake Area News, Leisure, Shopping, Dining, Lodgings, and Scuttlebutt. Lots of interesting tidbits here.

Lake Minnetonka Area Weather
Current Conditions and Forecasts

National Weather Service Radar (Minneapolis, MN) Forecast (Excelsior, MN)
Current Radar and Weather Conditions

A new home for MN sailors. Subscribe to sailing email lists, join discussion groups with folks who own your brand of sailboat, shopping, global weather, chat rooms, and more.

Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD)
Home Page, including information on LMCD Mission, board meeting minutes, lake water quality reports, contact information, and more.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary
The civilian volunteer arm of the United States Coast Guard - 35,000 men and women who donate their time and expertise to support the Coast Guard and improve boating safety.

A Kid's Guide to Sailing Boats
Includes the benefits of learning to sail, terminology, tide, wind and weather conditions, and different crew roles to try on a sailboat.

Our Favorite Commercial Websites

Choosing the Right Boat - What are my Options?
It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting into boating or if you’re an experienced sailor, choosing the right boat can make the difference between a great or horrible boating experience.

Tonka Bay Marina, on Lake Minnetonka
Full service marina on Lake Minnetonka. Owner Gabriel Jabbour is a Squadron Member.

West Marine
Everything you need for fitting out and a great inventory of hard-to-find parts!

Overtons / Gander Outdoors
Great online site for boating equipment

Marine Max
Nation-wide full service dealer with offices on Lake Minnetonka and in Rogers, MN

Wayzata Marine
Full service boat dealer on Lake Minnetonka

Indoor Boat Storage
Brokerage, on-water service, indoor winter storage, and online part sales

Lake Minnetonka Restaurants

Aldo Abelleira
Many of the beautiful photographs on our site were taken by this talented artist.