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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 spend an evening!

We did the Friday night sunset tour on a beautiful Fall evening! Our tour guide, Doug, was fun and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel H
Unique experience for locals & visitors

The Mississippi was the highest it had been in years, rushing along at a good clip. Above the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
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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: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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200 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Friday night sunset tour on a beautiful Fall evening! Our tour guide, Doug, was fun and full of knowledge about the area and the Mississippi River. I'm so glad we did this, it was one of the highlights of our visit to...More

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

Rachel, thanks for taking the time to write this review. It means a lot to Doug and all of us to hear directly form our paddler guests. We love words like "one of the highlights of our trip!" Congratulations to you for being adventuresome and...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

The Mississippi was the highest it had been in years, rushing along at a good clip. Above the Falls Sports drove us further than usual up the river so our tour would still be a couple hours despite the higher velocity. Bald eagle sighting along...More

Thank freeandhappy2017
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Free & Happy, you're terrific! Writing reviews is an effort, and one, we really appreciate. Hearing directly from our guests means so much to all of our guides, but especially to Ben. I have to say that I'm so proud of our guides for being...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Went out with 15 people on a work trip, staff was amazing. Everyone had fun and will be talking about the excursion for months. The Guide took some great pictures with downtown Minneapolis in the background. Definitely recommend Above the Falls Sports. Looking forward to...More

Thank Tom W
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Tom, this is good to hear! Thanks for taking the time to sit down and reflect on your ATFS tour. Our guides love sharing their passion for the Mississippi. Apparently, that came through on your staff outing. Good for them, and good for your group...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017

"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 23 September 2017

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 15 September 2017

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 19 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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 19 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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

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boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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

Thank kayleighjackson78
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kayleigh, thanks for setting time aside to write a review. This is a terrific way to get the word out and for us to great direct feedback from our paddler guests. We aim to offer a safe, enjoyable and informing adventure. Welcome to the Twin...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 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 10 September 2017

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 4 September 2017

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

Thank lil h
boathandler_bob, Owner at Above the Falls Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

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

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No. Few if any in our group had ever kayaked before.
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