City of Lakes Skyline Kayak Tour


$85 for REI Members

$85 for non-members

Registration closed


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Group size 13 people

Gain a fresh perspective on a beloved local treasure with this 9-mile kayak tour along the urban landscape of the Mississippi River. You'll wind through downtown Minneapolis and discover artifacts of the city's industrial past while delighting in the multitude of flora and fauna that still exists along the river's edge. Ideal for paddlers with a bit of prior experience, you can hone your kayaking skills while exploring the river's most iconic urban sights from a different vantage point. Learn all about the surrounding ecosystem, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a falcon or great blue heron. The best thing about this tour? We do all the planning and packing--you just have to show up with enough food for lunch. We can't wait to paddle with you!

  • Paddle a portion of the second longest river in the world
  • Enjoy the Minneapolis skyline from a new perspective
  • View native flora and fauna
  • Learn more about the City's past and future
  • Paddling equipment provided

What to bring with you


Private tour for National At-Home Dad Convention participants.

Map image of Boom Island Park -724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

More directions and information

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us Monday through Friday 8 AM - 5 PM at (952) 884-4315 x 221 and OR Friday evening through Sunday on our after-hours phone: (612) 467-9161. This is a monitored mailbox so please send a text or leave a voicemail. Boom Island Park uses metered parking.