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!
See the current National Weather Service Forecast.
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.
Rates & Available Boat Types
On-Site Rental Rates in Nahanton Park
|Kayaks||PER HOUR||PER DAY|
|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|
|Canoes||PER HOUR||PER DAY|
|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|
|Rowing||PER HOUR||PER DAY|
|*Two or more people: $25/hr; Solo use: $18/hr|
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- 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!