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Explore Gull Lake with Destiny Cruises

Gull Lake lies six miles north of Brainerd in Cass County and Crow Wing County – one of the largest lakes in the Brainerd area. There are a total of seven Gull Lakes in Minnesota, but Gull Lake of Brainerd is the largest in area and shoreline. Destiny Cruises proudly navigates the North Star through the beautiful waters of Gull Lake and docks at Ernie’s on Gull – the official Destiny guest-parking partner.

Basic Lake Stats:
• Surface Water Area: 9,418 Acres
• Shore length: 38 miles
• Maximum length: 15 miles
• Maximum width: 2 miles
• Maximum depth: 80 ft.
• Median depth: 30 ft.

Gull Lake is part of the Gull Chain of Lakes, a collection of eight connected lakes and connecting channels covering 13,000 acres. There are over 2,500 homes on the chain that are both year round and seasonal. Gull Lake is also home to several of the state’s most popular resorts notably including Grand View, Quarterdeck, Cragun’s and Madden’s Resort, where Destiny Cruises offers pick-up and drop-off for private chartered events and weddings.

The Gull Chain of Lakes includes:
• Gull Lake
• Upper Gull Lake
• Nisswa Lake
• Roy Lake
• Margaret Lake
• Spider Lake
• Love lake
• Bass Lake

brainerd lakes area
brainerd lakes area

Gull Lake is part of the Gull Chain of Lakes, a collection of eight connected lakes and connecting channels covering 13,000 acres. There are over 2,500 homes on the chain that are both year round and seasonal. Gull Lake is also home to several of the state’s most popular resorts notably including Grand View, Quarterdeck, Cragun’s and Madden’s Resort, where Destiny Cruises offers pick-up and drop-off for private chartered events and weddings.

The Gull Chain of Lakes includes:
• Gull Lake
• Upper Gull Lake
• Nisswa Lake
• Roy Lake
• Margaret Lake
• Spider Lake
• Love lake
• Bass Lake

Day and Evening Cruises that Delight

“Thank you. It was top notch. You did not skimp on the quality of the food or the liquor and you kept the price reasonable.”

– Cathy

“We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise! The evening was perfect, food great and staff very friendly! Met some wonderful people.”

– Mary W

“We had a great time this Sunday on the Brunch cruise. Nice staff, friendly Captain and good food!”

– Cindy

“Sunday brunch cruise was far more than we expected, food was abundant and excellent, staff superb, weather good, boat and Captain perfect. Will bring the whole family next year.”

– Tom M

“I felt the staff and crew were outstanding and make the trip very enjoyable. The singer Seth was phenomenal.”

– Jacob. Q

“Thanks for a beautiful and relaxing time!”

– Joan W

 “We are very fortunate to have this available in the Brainerd Lakes area.”

– Rita E

“Thank you for a fabulous evening, we had a great time on the boat and the food was excellent!! Your entire team were also terrific and made us feel very welcome.”

– Bonnie C

“It was a very pleasant outing for our group of 8. Well-kept ship. Clean and comfortable on both levels.”

– Lori N

“My husband, daughter and I took a cruise on Gull Lake with you and I was very, very impressed. I had expected that it would be pleasant but it exceeded my expectations! The boat was very, very clean, the captain was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the sites, the girl bartender made the best Bloody Mary that I have had in years! The young man crew member was extremely helpful and the BRUNCH WAS FANTASTIC!! I was expecting a box lunch of some sort but this was a delicious full spread lunch, I recommend it highly and will certainly do this again with guests.”

– Sylvia M

“Crew and captain were exceptional. Will be taking friends in the near future.”

– Theora G

“I think that this is a great cruise and good idea and we enjoyed it and are going on the Jimmy Buffet cruise.”

– Janie L

“Enjoyable cruise. We had visitors from Seattle and they enjoyed the cruise on the lake.”

– Nancy W

“The captain and staff were wonderful. We received a very warm welcome. It was an extremely enjoyable experience.”

– Michele C