Closed for the Season
Our Cambridge Location Will Re-Open in 2022.

Canoe, Paddleboard, & Kayak in Cambridge

Rent a Kayak in Cambridge and Paddle in the heart of the city from our location in Kendall Square! Take in the great views of the Boston skyline and the Esplanade, as well as other nearby landmarks like the Zakim Bridge, M.I.T., the Museum of Science, and Boston University.

This nine-mile stretch of river has no current, allowing for easy round trips.

Our Kendall Square location also hosts our spectacular Skyline Tours and Harbor Tours — a wonderful way for anyone to see the river. We will not be offering one-way rentals from Boston and Cambridge this season. Learn more about our Cambridge Location in Kendall Square.

We have instituted new policies due to Covid -19, Reservations are Required

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Cambridge Address

15 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

Address of Parking Garage for GPS:
350 Kendall Street, Cambridge.
Latitude N 42° 21.762'; Longitude W 71° 04.951'

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Closed for the Season
Our Cambridge Location Will Re-Open in 2022.

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Policies & Return Times

The last boat of the evening launches one hour before closing time -- This means that you need to be at the check in desk with all members of your party at least an hour before closing, and possibly earlier than that if there is already a line on the dock.  

  • Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that may help you plan your visit
  • Bring your photo ID everytime you paddle
  • Always be prepared to get wet, wear your life jacket and ask us for a drybag to protect your belongings.
  • Smoking and Alcohol is strictly prohibited and we reserve the right to inspect your bags and coolers.

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