Closed for the Season
Our Nahanton Park Location Will Re-Open in 2018.
On Weekdays in May, our Nahanton Park Location will not be open. Please visit us on the weekends from 9am-730pm!
On warm Spring days, our Nahanton Park Location Staff wants to let you know that paddling downstream past the Needham Street/Highland Ave bridge is not possible due to the construction.
On June 6th, our Nahanton Park Location Is hosting a very special Veterans paddling event We plan to open to the public between 2pm and 8pm .Come and enjoy a mid week paddle


Rates & Available Boat Types

On-Site Rental Rates in Nahanton Park

Single Kayak (1 adult) $16 $64
Single Sea Kayak (1 adult) $18 $72
Double Kayak (2 adults) $21 $84
Kid’s Kayak (age 6-12) $9 $36
Stand-Up Paddleboards PER HOUR PER DAY
Stand-Up Paddleboard (1 adult) $19 $76
Standard Canoe (2-3 adults, or 2 adults/2 kids) $21* $84
Tripper XL Canoe (4-5 adults) $30 $120
*Two or more people: $20/hr; Solo use: $15/hr
Paddleboats PER HOUR PER DAY
Paddleboat for Two (1-2 adults) $25 $100
Paddleboat for Four (3-4 adults) $30 $120
Rowboat $25* $100
*Two or more people: $25/hr; Solo use: $18/hr
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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 from Nahanton Park cannot be removed from the Charles River between Newton Upper Falls (Silk Mill Dam) and Chestnut Street Dam in Needham. 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 ourNahanton Park location. Subject to availability.
  • Season Passes valid for rentals at all locations are available!
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