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Waltham Riverfest 2018

Celebrate the Waltham Riverfest with a weekend full of activities on June 15-16, 2018 with Charles River Canoe & Kayak!

Moody Street Dam creates the Lakes District of the Charles, a beautiful six-mile stretch of slow-moving flatwater. This section of river was once a haven for canoeists looking to escape the city — and is again today!

Rentals at Moody Street

  • To celebrate Riverfest we are offering a 25% discount on Canoe, Kayak, and Stand-Up Paddleboard rentals on June 15th and 16th.
  • Take a look at our Waltham page for more details on our Moody st operation!

Friday, June 15

  • 7pm Sunset Canoe Tour – Make a Reservation (limited space available)
    25% off all canoe, kayak, and Stand-up Paddleboard rentals

Saturday, June 16

  • 25% off all canoe, kayak, and Paddleboard rentals
  • 10am Intro to Paddleboard Class – Make a Reservation (limited space available)
  • 11am-5pm Free 20 minute 10-person Canoe tours on the hour
    12-3pm Facepainting
  • Raffle

Sunset Canoe Tour – Friday or Saturday, June 15th and 16th, 7pm

Dusk is a magical time to be on the water, so what could be more blissful than an evening canoe tour? We push off as the sun sets for an evening of relaxation, good food, and conversation.

As the sun sets, we’ll anchor for light food and dessert and watch herons browsing along the banks and other wildlife settling in for the night.

On this tour you’ll receive a quick introduction to canoeing strokes and learn about the area’s rich history. It’s a wonderful way to experience Riverfest — the way things used to be!

Three-Hour Sunset Tour meets at our Moody Street location in Waltham. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance so we can order food.
$39 includes guiding, canoe rental, food, and beverages.
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Intro to Paddleboarding – Saturday, June 18, 10am

Learn the basics of getting on and off your board and proper paddling and maneuvering techniques in this one-hour introductory lesson. We start with a dry-land introduction that will include proper water safety and SUP etiquette. Then we'll get on the water and learn how to safely get on and off the board. You'll go from your belly to your feet and cover proper technique, turning the board, and more depending on the level of the group. Our Intro to Paddleboarding is perfect for those who have never paddled, SUPped, or surfed before, though anyone who has never received formal SUP instruction will benefit.
Introduction to Paddleboarding in Waltham meets for one 90-minute session at our Moody Street location in Waltham.$59 includes 90 minutes of instruction, complimentary use of a stand-up board, and one week of unlimited on-site practice time at any of our locations. view schedule/book now
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