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Covid-19 Update

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Spring kayaking on Boston

Dear Paddlers and Friends,

We are excited to be included in Phase One of the State’s reopening plan. This means that we will begin working towards setting up our sites starting Monday and plan to open for rentals on:

June 8th at the Newton Boathouse
June 10th in Boston and Cambridge
June 12th at Nahanton Park
June 24th in Somerville and Medford
July 6th in Waltham

We are implementing a contact free process with digital waivers and required pre-paid reservations to promote physical distancing. Renters will need to feel comfortable getting in and out of the boat without assistance to minimize contact and meet the guidelines established by the State. We also have gallons of sanitizer and over a thousand new lifejackets on order.

We will be updating the website as we get closer to our proposed opening date with more details on our reservation process for season pass holders and all visitors.

Buy a Boat

Having your own boat is a great way to get outdoors away from any crowds.

We are open for online orders and curbside pickup (call or email for details.) We have a great selection of new and affordable used boats.

Currently on Sale: Take 10% off accessories if you spend more than $100 and 15% off if you spend over $200 on accessories with the purchase of a new boat. We have great prices on used and closeout kayaks, canoes, and Paddleboards!

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Store a Boat

We offer boat storage at several of our locations. See details here.

Get Your Season Pass

We are working on updating our procedures to limit lines with advanced reservations and thorough cleaning policies. Buy your pass now to be ready once we are able to open!

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