Kids Paddling

Kids love paddling and we have the programs, and equipment to get them out there! Scroll down for more information.

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Kids' Sea Kayaking & SUP Program

Sea Kayak & SUP Program

Grades 6-8: Let your child explore the beautiful Massachusetts Coast in kayaks and on stand-up paddleboards! This three-day program will take kids entering grades 6–8 to places they've never seen before, but that they will want to visit again and again.

  • Learn sea kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
  • See places like Marblehead, Gloucester, and Cohasset.
  • Plenty of opportunity to play, swim, and explore a variety of environments.
  • Travels by van from the Newton Historic Boathouse.
  • No pre-requisites.

Kayak Class from Interlock Media.


Kids' birthday parties

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.
  • Complete the party with cake and/or catering!
  • Guide/Instructors: We can take groups of up to three kids with one instructor for $125 on weekdays and $145 on weekends for a 75-minute lesson including boat rentals. We can also accommodate larger groups with more instructors.
Teen Adventure Program

Teen Adventure Program

Ages 13-16: Get your teenager outside this summer for three days of fun along the Massachusetts coast in kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

  • Learn sea kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
  • See some of the most beautiful paddling spots in Massachusetts.
  • Plenty of opportunity to build skills, swim, and explore a variety of environments.
  • Based in Kendall Square, Cambridge.
  • No pre-requisites.

Renting with Kids

Renting with Kids

Get on the water with your kids! Young children love riding in canoes and double kayaks with their parents, and once they reach age 6–8 they may want to try their own kids' kayak!

Kids' Group Outings

Kids' Group Outings


Kids' Paddling Gear

Kids’ Paddling Gear

Our Paddling Store in Waltham can provide the gear you need to enjoy paddlesports with your kids, and we have the knowledge and experience of paddling with kids for decades.

  • Kids' kayaks and kids' stand-up paddleboards.
  • Double kayaks and canoes.
  • Life jackets, paddles, wetsuits, and more.


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