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Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

Walk up rentals are back for the 2022 season. If you can’t make a reservation for the time you want just show up! (We recommend checking the website for updates first)

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

  • Everyone must sign our online waiver.
  • You can rent a paddleboat, XL Canoe or rowboat if there is one available when you arrive. These boats are limited and therefore can’t be booked online. Ask a staff member if it’s available and we can adjust your invoice.
  • Please don’t be late! You can reschedule your booking up to 2 hours before the start time by clicking the reschdule link in your confirmation email. 
  • 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.
  • If your group is larger than 8 boats, contact us to set up a custom outing.

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

Step 3:

Make a Reservation Or click on a location below for more details

Reserve a Boat in Newton, Historic Auburndale Boathouse

2401 Commonwealth Ave, Newton
Book a boat or Board in Newton/Auburndale Book Here

Complete Your Waiver Hours at the Newton Boathouse

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
Book a boat or Board in Boston  Book Here

Complete Your Waiver Hours in Boston

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

15 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge
Book a boat or Board in Cambridge  Book Here

Complete Your Waiver Hours in Cambridge

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
Book a boat or Board in Nahanton Park Book Here

Complete Your Waiver Hours at Nahanton Park

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
Book a boat or Board in Medford  Book Here

Complete Your Waiver Hours in Medford

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
Book a boat or Board in Somerville  Book Here

Complete Your Waiver Hours in Somerville

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
Book a boat or Board in Waltham  Book Here

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

Cancellation Policy:

  • You must request a cancellation with at least 12 hours notice of your desired rental time in order to receive a refund less a 10% administrative fee. You can reschedule your activity to another day up to two hours ahead of time. 
  • Please see the reschedule link in your confirmation email to reschedule your rental online or email us at contact@paddleboston.com to request a refund.

For Season Pass Holders:

  • Reserve your time using the instructions you received by email or walk up to any of our seven locations anytime! Check our website for updated hours, weather or special events. 
  • If you do not show up for your time slot, you will be charged a $10 fee.
  • Season Pass holders can only have four active reservations at a time and must give at least 2hrs notice for rescheduling without penalty.
  • Please see the reschedule link in your confirmation email to reschedule your rental online or email us at contact@paddleboston.com to request a refund.
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