Walk up or Make a Reservation:

Walk-up rentals are available at all locations, Save time and make a reservation now (if you don't see the time you want, just walk in, we only take reservations at some times)


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    Seven Rental Locations

    All locations are on the water and offer canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Explore all our rental locations and you'll find a wide range of paddling experiences and environments!
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    Boston: Allston/Brighton

    Our Boston location offers the best of both worlds: plenty of nature with parkland on both shores, then paddle towards the city and take in the skyline. You can also paddle one way and end your trip out our Kendall location, nearby plenty of restaurants, bars, and public transit... [more]
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    Cambridge: Kendall Square

    Paddle in the heart of Boston and Cambridge from this location. Just a short walk from the Red line, You can paddle through the Esplanade and get phenomenal views of the skyline, the Zakim Bridge, and the Museum of Science... [more]
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    Medford: Condon Shell

    Visit Paddle Boston's newest location on the Mystic River. Enjoy this seven-mile stretch of river, steps from Medford Square, the Condon Shell Farmers Market, and a scenic two-mile paddle to the Shannon Beach picnic and swimming area.... [more]
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    Newton: Historic Boathouse

    Visit the Historic Newton Boathouse and enjoy the six-mile stretch of calm water and scenic tree and park lined shores. Stop for a picnic at Forest Grove and be on the lookout for native great blue herons, egrets, and other wildlife.... [more]
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    Somerville: Blessing of the Bay Boathouse

    Come visit our newest location on the Mystic River! You can paddle the full seven miles of the Mystic River, including skyline views and access to the scenic lakes and swimming area. We're a short one mile walk from the Assembly Row train station, shops, and bars... [more]
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    Waltham: Moody Street Dam

    Our Waltham location covers a six mile stretch of the Charles River known as the lakes district. This section, largely bordered by parkland and forest, was once a haven for canoeists looking to escape the city — and is again today! End your paddle with ice cream or dinner at one of the many restaurants and bars on Moody Street.... [more]

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Paddle Boston is dedicated to providing residents of the Boston, Massachusetts area opportunities for outdoor paddlesports recreation.

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