Group & Corporate Outings

Create your own customized, unforgettable event with paddling, food and fun!   Learn about our options.

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Reservation Policy Eight boats or more, or guiding, instruction, deliveries, or catering (otherwise, just come down!)
Get a Quote / Request a Date Pick your boats, add your options, and see how inexpensive a group outing with Charles River Canoe & Kayak can be!

Custom Guided Tours

Your group can enjoy any of our regular guided tours on your schedule! You can even combine food and paddling for an unforgettable experience.


Catering & Picnicking

What could be better than the combination of paddling and food? We are happy to arrange catering from any local restaurant, or bring your own food and enjoy our waterfront picnic areas!


Group Instruction & Guiding

Our Instructors/Guides will accompany your group and provide paddling instruction, organize games and races, and share stories about history and wildlife.

  • All our guides are instructors, so they can help build your skills.
  • Perfect for corporate and kids groups!
  • Our guides can also travel to your favorite location.


One-Way Rentals: Cambridge to Boston

Groups love the 5-mile, one-way trip between our two rental centers on the Charles River Basin: Allston/Brighton in Boston and Kendall Square in Cambridge.

  • Travel one way in either direction for a small per-boat fee.
  • See our One-Way Rentals page for details.


Shuttled River Trips from Nahanton Park

Enjoy a ten-mile, one-way scenic trip down a wilder, less-developed section of the Charles. From our location in Newton's Nahanton Park.


Team-Building Outings

Let Charles River Canoe & Kayak bring out the best in your team! Our trained facilitators will work with your group — new recruits, a branch office, long-time co-workers, etc. — and improve cohesion, cooperation, communication, synergy, leadership, and more.

  • Our trained facilitators will create the foundation of a positive and productive team.
  • A unique and unforgettable outing for your staff.


Delivery of Canoes, Kayaks & SUPs

Want to hold your outing at a location of your choice? We can deliver canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards anywhere!

  • Any boat quantity.
  • Our favorite locations include the Upper Charles River and Sudbury River.
  • Guiding/Instruction available at any location, including beautiful coastal locations like Marblehead Harbor.



Ten-Person Canoes

Our two 25-foot Rabaska canoes are great fun for groups to paddle! These stable and fast canoes seat up to 10 paddlers, and are the perfect choice for birthday parties, team- building, or a friendly outing.

  • Can carry 8 to 10 paddlers.
  • Enjoy stories of history and wildlife shared by your guide.
  • Reservations are required.



Birthday Parties

Let us create a customized birthday party for your child and friends!

  • All our locations are great for birthdays, and each has a picnic area.
  • Our kids' kayaks and kids' SUPs allow children to paddle their own craft, or you can take double kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and more.
  • Bring along a guide/instructor to help out and create an interpretive experience.


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