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Above the Falls Sports

200 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN
+1 612-825-8983
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Incredible way to experience the river and the city

"Working the Local Channel" tour was an amazing way to be introduced to the city - for a first time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cavewomynIdaho
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Boise, ID
AWESOME Experience - A must for locals and visitors!

My mom and I decided that instead of giving birthday gifts to each other we would share a fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katy F
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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 guided tours are perfect for birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, corporate events, and much more!! We guarantee that all of our tours have the best view of the Minneapolis 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
LOCATION
200 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN
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+1 612-825-8983

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Reviewed 3 days ago

"Working the Local Channel" tour was an amazing way to be introduced to the city - for a first time visitor. Watched the sunset from the middle of the river = priceless. Fantastic for beginner kayakers - but also a fun time for the experienced....More

Thank cavewomynIdaho
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Cavewomyn, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your ATFS Adventure! I can assure you it means a lot to our guides to hear directly from our paddling guests. From your report the guides met our company objective of providing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I decided that instead of giving birthday gifts to each other we would share a fun experience together. She is 75, I'm 48 and we had a WONDERFUL time. The scenery was great; you got to see the city in a new...More

Thank Katy F
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Katy, thanks for this wonderful review. I remember you and your mom -- enthusiastic from the very start! You were both muses to our guide artists, who were spurred on by your adventure seeking expectations. You did have an adventure indeed! Allowing our guides to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our team had a fantastic time on our kayak tour. Above the Falls Sports accommodated our special timing requirements and took fantastic care of us. There were a few in our group grumbling a bit as we walked to the tour from our hotel -...More

Thank Andrea H
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Andrea, you're awesome to take the time to provide ATFS this feedback. As a manager you know how important it is to get affirmation for what one does. Our guides and staff live breathe and dream about the Mississippi. What they share with their guests...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived here 15 years, and yet only now have I really *explored* the river thanks to Above the Falls Sports. This is not some dinner cruise where you passively gaze at the river bank drifting by. Instead, on the "Working the Local Channel" kayak...More

Thank cwpowers01
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

CW, you made my day! Thanks for taking time to write your review. It means so much to all of us (especially, our guides) to hear directly from our guest paddlers. Words like "fun, fascinating and essential" make for a warm glow. Our guides love...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I just moved up to the Twin Cities a few weeks ago and was looking for a fun way to be able to see some sights and learn some more about my new area. I hadn't been kayaking in several years and the guides were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a group of teens out for the 2 hour tour on a lovely summer day. It was a fabulous experience. Most of us had no kayaking experience and some were nervous but the guides put us all at ease and explained the basic skills...More

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

Searcy, good to hear - "Scenic and Serene!" Love it that we have the Mississippi River running right through our major metropolitan area. Nothing like have a quiet place in the midst of the hubbub of city dwelling. Wonderful for our guides to hear from...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are Minneapolis natives. We are somewhat experienced kayakers in this area. This experience however took us into a totally different experience then we have had in Minnesota before. Being right in the city but seeing it from a completely different perspective was really fun...More

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

Lil, wow! We love the "top of all summer option lists!" Great endorsement. Thanks for taking the time to write your review, Lil. As you can imagine, it's feedback like your's that makes our guides' day. We're so proud of them for sharing their collective...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great time. Lots of fun. Experienced guides with pleasant upbeat attitudes that are fun to be around.More

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

Rick, "Fun," did you say, "Fun?" That's great to hear! It's reviews like your's, Rick that gives our guides the satisfaction that they're sharing an important aspect of their lives -- passion for the Mississippi! Autumn in the Gorge is spectacular...come back for more! Plenty...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time kayaking and it was terrific! Our guides Theo and Katherine did an amazing job. I went with 3 of my friends to celebrate my birthday on the Friday night sunset tour: we had 2 beginners and 2 experienced kayakers, and...More

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

Alyssa, good to hear you had a Happy Birthday! Thank you for taking time to write a review. It's wonderful for our guides to hear directly from their paddlers. I know Katherine and Theo will be pleased to hear your response. Come back for more....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 hours in a 2 person kayak viewing Minneapolis from a river perspective in a national park located in the middle of the city. Very helpful and personable guide; beautiful views of both historic buildings and spectacular north woods feel; PLUS very fun to go...More

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boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to write this review. It's a gift to our guides and all of us to hear directly from our paddlers. Looks like our goal of assisting our guests to have a safe, enjoyable and informing paddle...More

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Catherine C
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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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