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.
|Kayaks||PER HOUR||PER DAY|
|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)
|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|
|Canoes||PER HOUR||PER DAY|
|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|
|Rowing||PER HOUR||PER DAY|
|*Two or more people: $30/hr; Solo use: $22/hr|
- 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!