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Announcements

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Our Nahanton Park Location Will Re-Open in 2018.
On weekdays in Septembe, our Nahanton Park Location will not be operating. Come back to paddle with us during the weekend to enjoy the fall foliage and abundant local wildlife.

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Rental Rates & Available Boat Types

On-Site Rental Rates

Kayaks PER HOUR PER DAY
Single Kayak (1 adult) $15 $60
Single Sea Kayak (1 adult) $18 $72
Double Kayak (2 adults) $20 $80
Kid’s Kayak (age 6-12) $9 $36
Stand-Up Paddleboards PER HOUR PER DAY
Stand-Up Paddleboard (1 adult) $18 $72
Canoes PER HOUR PER DAY
Standard Canoe (2-3 adults, or 2 adults/2 kids) $20* $80
Tripper XL Canoe (4-5 adults) $30 $120
*Two or more people: $20/hr; Solo use: $15/hr
Paddleboats PER HOUR PER DAY
Paddleboat for Two (1-2 adults) $25 $100
Paddleboat for Four (3-4 adults) $30 $120
Rowing PER HOUR PER DAY
Rowboat $25* $100
*Two or more people: $25/hr; Solo use: $18/hr
Buy a Season Pass Save $ with Unlimited Paddling!

Important Info

  • Coolers and food may be taken on the boats but no alcohol is permitted.
  • Rentals are charged per boat pro-rated per 1/10 hour, with a minimum charge of one hour.
  • Rates include Paddles and Life Jackets (PFDs) for all ages.
  • Each participant age 16 or older must sign our Waiver of Liability before using our boats.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to rent a boat (16 with parental signature on rental waiver); you are welcome to bring children of all ages. See our complete Age Policy.
  • Seniors age 62 and older, disabled paddlers, and active-duty military receive a 15% discount off the above rates for the boat they use. Cannot be combined with group discounts.
  • Reservations are accepted only for groups. Please see our Reservation Policy for details.
  • On-site rental boats from Nahanton Park cannot be removed from the Charles River between Newton Upper Falls (Silk Mill Dam) and Chestnut Street Dam in Needham. Off-site takeaway rentals are available from the Waltham Shop and Boston Location. If you are interested in off-site rentals, please see our Off-Site Rental Rates.
  • This is a comprehensive list of boats available for rent at ourNahanton Park location. Subject to availability.
  • Season Passes valid for rentals at all locations are available!
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