Working the Local Channel

"Thanks so much for the great pictures. What a wonderful reminder of one of the trip's highlights! This furthers my resolve to figure out a way to get back on the water here in Oregon." Jane from Portland


Join us for our premier urban kayaking adventure on the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. The tour explores the river above St. Anthony Falls up to the Broadway Avenue Bridge and delves into the industrial history of the city from the unique and beautiful perspective of the river. We first explore Minneapolis heritage by a short walk to the river through the historic warehouse district. We then gain a new perspective on today's great city by viewing the historical importance of the river by slipping into kayaks gliding past and investigating important landmarks on Nicollet Island, Boom Island, and near the Grain Belt Brewery.

The plan is to meet at our shop at 120 3rd Ave N. If cell phones, or camera accompany paddler, it's recommended to stow the item(s) in a zip lock baggie, or dry bag. If you don't have a bag, we'll use some sort of baggie to fix you up. Any questions, please call, or e-mail. We can always take on additional paddlers -- just let us know!

Here are some suggested items to bring:

• Wicking clothing (if possible)
• Shoes you don't mind getting wet (wet booties are available for rent $5, or buy $29.95)
• Dry bag (bags are available for rent $2.50, or buy $15.95)
• Change of clothes
• Water
• Sun Block
• Hat
• Sun Glasses


120 3rd Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401

NOTE: Parking is best on 4th Av N between 1st St N and River Rd -- non-metered. There's for-fee parking lot located off of 2nd Av N -- behind Ribnick Furs and the Federal Reserve -- again between 1st N and River Rd.

Working the Local Channel

Time: 2.5 hrs
Minimum Paddlers:
Skill Level: Novice +
Tour Cost Includes: Kayak, Paddle, Personal Flotation Device, and Guide

Price: $50.00/paddler; kids 6-12 - $35.00/paddler (excludes other offers); kids under 6 – free.

Ask about group discounts.

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