Shipping Boats & Merchandise

Charles River Canoe & Kayak is happy to ship boats and merchandise to U.S. addresses according to the policies below. Prices on our web site do not include shipping.

Boats & SUPs

Local shipping can be arranged with Charles River Canoe & Kayak at a rate of $75 for the first 15 miles and $3 for each additional mile. Mileage is calculated based on a one-way trip from 160 Riverview Ave. Waltham, MA 02453. Please email theshop@paddleboston.com for details. For all non-local deliveries the customer must make arrangements and provide payment for shipping boats directly with an outside carrier. Some carriers that ship boats, and with whom we have worked, are listed below.

If your boat needs to be wrapped for shipping, we are happy to wrap it for a fee. If your boat will be shipped via dedicated boat carrier, the packaging fee is $25; for common carriers the packaging fee is $100.

For used boats shipped sight-unseen, we can provide photographs and a written description of the condition of the boat. If you choose to return the used boat, you are responsible for the cost of return shipping to us.


The customer pays shipping and packing costs for any items sent. We can ship via your preferred shipping method. To arrange shipping for your merchandise, please call us at (617) 965-5110.
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