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Above the Falls Sports

200 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN
+1 612-825-8983
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Great way to see city and nature!

We had relatives in town from Oakland and Chicago for a short 3 days. Did the Working the Local... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
952aap
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Great Tour

We live near Minneapolis and wanted to see it from a different perspective. The ride was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amy V
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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We promote recreation in the Mississippi River Valley and share the beauty of this river and of Minneapolis with you from the unique perspective of paddling a kayak on the river. Our tours are perfect for birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, corporate events, and much more!! We guarantee that our Working The Channel tour has the best view of the Minneapolis Skyline that you will ever see. It is truly amazing.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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200 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had relatives in town from Oakland and Chicago for a short 3 days. Did the Working the Local Channel tour. Everyone loved it! Saw the city, industrial sections, cool dark tunnel and an amazing Heron nesting island with a ton of birds. We had...More

1  Thank 952aap
Reviewed 4 days ago

We live near Minneapolis and wanted to see it from a different perspective. The ride was beautiful, took about 4 hours from the Coon Rapids Dam to Boom Island. The staff was fantastic! They even put more money in our meter where we were parked...More

Thank Amy V
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did a kayak trip in June 2017 which was a lot of fun. The 2.5 hour trip departed from Boom Island Park in Minneapolis and we went upriver, then downriver on the way back. Our guide Aaron was a lot of fun, would definitely...More

Thank Jess B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was only in Minneapolis for two and a half days, and spent most of that in a hotel ballroom, so I can't claim that this is the best thing to do in town--BUT it was one of the only things I did in town,...More

Thank cwkessle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I took this kayaking tour today, and although we have very limited experience with the sport, the tour was very enjoyable. The staff was very very helpful and patient! Weather was beautiful and going through the locks was a unique and very...More

Thank shrutimukkamala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I try to kayak every time I take a trip - it's a great way to really see things you can't otherwise and this trip did not disappoint. I took the four hour through the locks trip (I wanted to experience the locks) and it...More

Thank CRKnoxville
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

CR, thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. I can't express enough how important your feedback is for all of us, but especially our great group guides who care dearly about offering a safe, informative and enjoyable paddling experience. Our paddlers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was lots of fun, i go like every other year i would recommend this company for sure their night tour was very relaxing after a long weekend of working thanks to the excellent and knowable staff for all their help i cant wait to...More

Thank drchemikid
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

DR, thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts about your Sunset Cruise paddling experience. It means a lot to our guides to hear directly from their paddling guests. We love words like "can't wait to go again," "excellent" and "knowledgeable." You're the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Working the Local Channel is a fabulous way to experience Minneapolis. The float trip downriver passes many scenic sites, such as a Great Blue Heron rookery, as downtown Minneapolis comes into view. Very professional and accomodating staff who were also flexible as we added people...More

Thank ksmith884
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Love that "wish the trip was longer...!" statement. That means we'll have the pleasure of your company on one of our 4 hr, or all day excursions. Thanks for taking the time to write your review. It means the world to us! Come back for...More

Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a small staff party with Above The Falls Sports, doing a day kayak trip on the Upper Mississippi. Despite somewhat challenging weather (gusty wind) our group of inexperienced paddlers had a great time across the board. This was a great and adventurous way...More

1  Thank JTT1919
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

JTT, thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. I can't emphasize enough how important is to our guides to hear back from their paddler guests. Kalen will be thrilled to know that his passion for and knowledge of the Mississippi has...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you are looking for an outdoor adventure in the heart of the city within walking distance of some of the best restaurants and uniquely Minnesotan boutiques and historical landmarks that takes you into a national park within a few steps this is a 2.5...More

Thank lolalola2016
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

LolaLola, I can't tell you how important it is for our guides to get this direct feed back from our paddler guests. Jeff will be thrilled to hear your thoughts! There's nothing better than to hear than what we know and love about the Mississippi...More

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Catherine C
Do you need to be an experienced kyak paddler?
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Response from Rebecca V | Reviewed this property |
No. Few if any in our group had ever kayaked before.
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