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Announcements

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Our Boston Location Will Re-Open in 2017.
On Jul.24, our Boston Location will be closed this morning due to weather. We will reopen this afternoon weather permitting. Please check back for updates. Thank you!
On 7/25, our Boston Location reports that due the the rain we are flying a red water quality flag due to expected higher levels of bacteria in the water.
Learn more about what this flag means on the
Charles River Watershed Association's Water Quality Page.

On-Site Rental Rates & Available Boat Types at our Boston Location

Kayaks PER HOUR PER DAY
Single Kayak (1 adult) $15 $60
Single Sea Kayak (1 adult) $18 $72
Double Kayak (2 adults) $20 $80
Kid’s Kayak (age 6-12) $9 $36
Stand-Up Paddleboards PER HOUR PER DAY
Stand-Up Paddleboard (1 adult) $18 $72
Canoes PER HOUR PER DAY
Standard Canoe (2-3 adults, or 2 adults/2 kids) $20* $80
Tripper XL Canoe (4-5 adults) $30 $120
*Two or more people: $20/hr; Solo use: $15/hr
Outdoor Storage of Private Canoes & Kayaks
Per Year (365 days from start date) $500
Per Summer (April 1 – Columbus Day) $450
Per Month (30 days from start date) $100
MORE INFORMATION>>
Tent & Table Reservations (Per 2-Hr. Period)
Picnic Table (accommodates 6-8 adults) $10
Banquet Table (accomm. 10 adults, requires chairs) $10
Chair (one per adult) $2
Tent, 10′ x 10′ (covers one picnic or banquet table) $20
Buy a Season Pass Save $ with Unlimited Paddling!

Important Info

  • Coolers and food may be taken on the boats but no alcohol is permitted.
  • Rentals are charged per boat pro-rated per 1/10 hour, with a minimum charge of one hour.
  • Rates include Paddles and Life Jackets (PFDs) for all ages.
  • 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.
  • Seniors age 62 and older, disabled paddlers, and active-duty military receive a 15% discount off the above rates for the boat they use. Cannot be combined with group discounts.
  • Reservations are accepted only for groups. Please see our Reservation Policy for details.
  • On-site rental boats cannot be removed from the Charles River Basin.Off-site takeaway rentals are available from the Waltham Shop and Boston Location. If you are interested in off-site rentals, please see our Off-Site Rental Rates.
  • This is a comprehensive list of boats available for rent at our Boston location. Subject to availability.
  • Season Passes valid for rentals at all locations are available!
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