Rental Rates & Available Boat Types

On-Site Rental Rates

Rentals are available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are only available for groups renting 8 or more boats or boards. Not all types of boats are available at all locations, check each site for a list of available boats in Cambridge, Boston, Medford, Somerville, Newton: Auburndale, Newton: Nahanton Park, and Waltham.

Single Kayak (1 adult) $17 $68
Single Sea Kayak (1 adult) $22 $88
Pedal-Drive Kayak (1 adult) $22 $88
Double Kayak (2 adults) $23 $92
Thermoformed Double Kayak (2 adults)
$24 $96
Kid’s Kayak (age 6-12) $10 $40
Stand-Up Paddleboards PER HOUR PER DAY
Stand-Up Paddleboard (1 adult) $20 $80
XL Paddleboard (4-5 adults) $50 $200
XL Paddleboard (6-8 adults) $75 $300
Standard Canoe (2-3 adults, or 2 adults/2 kids) $23* $92
Tripper XL Canoe (4-5 adults) $35 $140
Ten-Person Canoe (8-10 adults) $190** $760
*Two or more people: $22/hr; Solo use: $18/hr **This price includes the required guide.


Paddleboats PER HOUR PER DAY
Paddleboat (2 people) $30 $120
Paddleboat (3-4 people) $35 $140
Rowboat $30* $120
*Two or more people: $30/hr; Solo use: $22/hr
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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, paddlers with a disability, 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 cannot be removed from the Charles River Basin.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 our Boston location. Subject to availability.
  • Season Passes valid for rentals at all locations are available!
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