Rental Rates & Available Boat Types

On-Site Rental Rates

  • Rentals are available by Reservation Only.
  • Not all types of boats are available at all locations, You can reserve kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards online. If you’d like to upgrade to a paddleboat, rowboat, or pedal kayak, you can ask the staff when you arrive on site for your rental pending availability.

Reserve a Boat Here

Available Boats Day Rate Evening
Single Kayak (1 adult) $38 $20
Single Sea Kayak (1 adult) $45 $25
Double Kayak (2 adults) $49 $26
Kid’s Kayak (age 6-12) $20 $12
Paddleboard (1 adult) $40 $25
Canoe (3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids ) $49 $26
XL Canoe (up to 5 adults) $75 $45
Paddleboat (up to 4 adults) $70 $35
Rowboat (3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids ) $60 $30

*There will be no one-way rentals this season.
**Not all boats are available at all locations.

Parking in the Kendall Square South Garage
All day Saturdays and Sundays, & Weekdays entering after 4pm $2/hour for first 3 hours;
$12 for longer than 3 hours
Validation Required
Monday – Friday entering the garage at 4pm or earlier Regular Rates

Buy a Season Pass Save $ with Unlimited Paddling!

Important Info

  • Coolers and food may be taken on the boats but no alcohol is permitted.
  • Each participant age 16 or older must sign our Waiver of Liability before using our boats.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to rent a boat (16 with parental signature on rental waiver); you are welcome to bring children of all ages. See our complete Age Policy.
  • On-site rental boats cannot be removed from the River. Off-site takeaway rentals are available from the Historic Newton Boathouse and Boston Location. If you are interested in off-site rentals, please see our Off-Site Rental Rates.
  • Season Passes valid for rentals at all locations are available!

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