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Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

We are open by advanced reservation only

Due to cold air and water temperatures we are closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the water to make this crazy year so successful!

Step 1:

Watch the Safety Video and sign the Online Release

Safety video and link to waiver

Step 2:

Make a reservation by clicking on your desired location below. Please be on time for your appointment and read the fine print below

  • You must be able to get into your boat without any physical assistance from our staff. We have boat hooks that will help, and here are some tips.
  • You must to be in good health and wear a mask while on land and approaching the dock.
  • We will not be renting drybags this season. Please bring your own or consider buying one.
  • Life Jackets are required for all paddlers. You can wear ours that are washed after every use along with the boats and paddles. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own Coast Guard approved PFD or consider buying one.
  • You can rent a paddleboat or rowboat if there is one available when you arrive for your reservation. Ask a staff member if it’s available and we can adjust your invoice.
  • Please don’t be late! We need to stick to a schedule to maintain appropriate distance.
  • Everyone must sign our online waiver.
  • All of our regular policies are still in effect, no alcohol is allowed on the premises, and anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult on the water. See our age policy.

Get more info on rental prices, learn more about all seven of our locations or contact us with any questions.

Reserve a Boat in Newton, Historic Auburndale Boathouse

2401 Commonwealth Ave, Newton
Day Rental in Newton  Book Here
Evening Rental in Newton Book Here

Complete Your Waiver

For more information about our Historic Newton Boathouse location, view directions, paddling map, and paddling safety information (also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and French.

Reserve a Boat in Boston, Allston/Brighton

1071 Soldier’s Field Rd, Boston
Day Rental in Boston  Book Here
Evening Rental in Boston Book Here

Complete Your Waiver

For more information about our Boston location, view directions, paddling map, and paddling safety information (also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and French) and take our fun quiz!

Reserve a Boat in Cambridge, Kendall Square

red flagThere is currently an algae warning at this location. You can read more about Blue Green Algae here. We are still open and renting during this time.

15 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge
Day Rental in Cambridge  Book Here
Evening Rental in Cambridge Book Here

Complete Your Waiver

For more information about our Cambridge location, view directions, paddling map, and paddling safety information (also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and French) and take our fun quiz!

Reserve a Boat in Newton, Nahanton Park

455 Nahanton St, Newton
Day Rental in Nahanton Park Book Here
Evening Rental in Nahanton Park Book Here

Complete Your Waiver

For more information about our Newton, Nahanton Park location, view directions, paddling map, and paddling safety information (also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and French.)

Reserve a Boat in Medford, Condon Shell

2501 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford
Day Rental in Medford  Book Here
Evening Rental in Medford Book Here

Complete Your Waiver

For more information about our Medford location, view directions, paddling map, and paddling safety information (also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and French.)

Reserve a Boat in Somerville, Blessing of the Bay

32 Shore Dr, Somerville
Day Rental in Somerville  Book Here
Evening Rental in Somerville  Book Here

Complete Your Waiver

For more information about our Somerville location, view directions, paddling map, and paddling safety information (also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and French.)

Reserve a Boat in Waltham, Moody Street

195 Moody St, Waltham
Day Rental in Waltham  Book Here
Evening Rental in Waltham Book Here

Complete Your Waiver
For more information about our Waltham location, view directions, paddling map, and paddling safety information (also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and French.)

Closing Times:

Our hours change as the sun sets earlier into the fall. Day rates 2-3 hours on the water and evening rates are 1-2 hours long depending on your appointment time and when we close.

Week All Boats Must be Returned by:
June 8 – July 26 8pm
July 27 – August 2 7:45pm
August 3 – 9 7:30pm
August 10 – 16 7:15pm
August 17 – 23 7pm
August 24 – 30 6:45pm
August 31 – September 7 6:45pm
September 8 – 13 6:30pm
September 14 – 20 6:15pm
September 21 – 27 6pm
September 28 – October 4 5:45pm
October 5 – 12 5:30pm

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • You must request a cancellation at least seven days notice of your desired rental time in order to receive a credit to reschedule. No refunds will be available.
  • However, if you are unable to paddle due to evolving health concerns, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • If we cancel your rental due to weather, high winds, or other safety concerns, you will be eligible for a full refund or rescheduling.

For Season Pass Holders:

  • Reserve your time using the instructions you received by email.
  • If you do not show up for your time slot, you will be charged a $20 fee and cannot use your pass until the fee has been paid.
  • Season Pass holders can only have four active reservations at a time and must give at least 24hrs notice for rescheduling without penalty.

Additional Steps we are taking:

  • Our facilities and dock will be cleaned daily and high touch areas will be cleaned frequently throughout the day
  • All boats, paddles & lifejackets will be santized after each use
  • We have added hand sanitizing stations at each step of the rental process
  • We are limiting daily rentals to allow for appropriate distancing.
  • Groups will be separated by at least 6 ft. while waiting for their reservation
  • We will manage traffic flow so that everyone is getting in and out of their boats at different times and at designated stations
  • No cash or credit card transactions will take place while you’re on-site. Waivers and rental payment will all be taken care of in advance or on your own device
  • We will not be renting dry bags to limit additional contact
  • We will have drybags and lifejackets available for purchase at our online store and also a limited selection at our rental sites
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