Closed for the Season
Our Boston Location Will Re-Open in 2019.
On Aug. 18, our Boston Location
is flying a Water Quality Red Flag,
indicating 'possible health risks.' Due to possible rain storms we will not be offering oneways at this time
Learn more about what this flag means on the
Charles River Watershed Association's Water Quality Page.
On Sat., Aug. 18, our Boston Location advises there is a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
On Aug. 13-19th, our Boston Location hours have changed. The last boat rental is at 6pm and all boats must be returned by 7pm. Also a chance of thunderstorms in afternoon.

Boston Harbor Tour

Boston Harbor Tour KayakJoin our Boston Harbor Tour and experience the thrill of paddling through the Charles River Locks into Boston Harbor in a kayak! Our Harbor Tour begins and ends at our T-accessible Kendall Square location. This three-hour tour is designed for paddlers of any level.

We’ll begin with a quick introduction to kayak strokes, then launch our double kayaks and paddle toward the Museum of Science. We’ll glide through the old locks of the original Charles River Dam (built in 1910), then paddle past the Nashua Street Park and under the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. We’ll pass through the locks at the current dam (built in 1978) and enter Boston’s Inner Harbor!

We’ll paddle to Charlestown Navy Yard to view the U.S.S. Constitution, U.S.S. Cassin Young, and other ships berthed there. From the Navy Yard, we’ll enjoy the amazing waterfront skyline view, including Old North Church and the Financial District.

After returning through the locks, we’ll explore the narrow, winding channels at North Point Park before heading toward the Esplanade. If time allows, we’ll explore Storrow Lagoon and take in the river skyline, including the Hancock and Prudential Buildings, Citgo Sign, and the State House Dome.

Your guide will entertain you with tales of Boston and Cambridge, information on the role that the Charles River and Boston Harbor have played in our history, and plenty of landmark sightings. Even if you’ve lived here your whole life, you’ll learn something new, funny, and exciting.

Also consider our Boston Skyline Tour or a Barking Crab Tour!

Three-Hour Boston Harbor Tour meets at our T-accessible Kendall Square location.

$75 for an Adult, including three hours of guiding and double kayak rental.

$65 for a Child ages 8 to 15. Each child must be accompanied by one adult.

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