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2401 Commonwealth Ave; Newton, Mass.
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15 Broad Canal Way; Cambridge, Mass.
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1071 Soldier's Field Rd.; Boston, Mass.
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455 Nahanton St.; Newton, Mass.
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On-Site Rental Rates & Available Boat Types
at our Boston Location

Kayaks PER HOUR PER DAY
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Single Kayak (1 adult)
$15 $60
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Single Sea Kayak (1 adult)
$18 $72
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Double Kayak (2 adults)
$20 $80
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Kid's Kayak (age 6-12)
$9 $36
 
Stand-Up Paddleboards    
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Stand-Up Paddleboard (1 adult)
$17 $68
 
Rowing    
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Two or More People $25/hour
Solo Use $18/hour
Rowing Canoe (up to 2 adults & 1 child)
$25* $100
 
Canoes PER HOUR PER DAY
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Two or More People $18/hour
Solo Use $15/hour
Standard Canoe (2-3 adults, or 2 adults/2 kids)
$18* $72
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Tripper XL Canoe (4-5 adults)
$30 $120
 
Outdoor Storage of Private Canoes & Kayaks (Learn more!)
Per Year (365 days from start date) $500
Per Summer (April 1 – Columbus Day) $400
Per Month (30 days from start date) $150
 
Tent & Table Reservations (Per 2-Hr. Period; Learn more about our Facility.)
Picnic Table (accommodates 8 adults) $10
Banquet Table (accomm. 10 adults, requires chairs) $10
Chair (one per adult) $2
Tent, 10' x 10' (covers one picnic or banquet table) $20
  • 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 65 and older 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 rentals are not available from the Boston location. If you are interested in off-site rentals, please see our Off-Site Rental Page.
  • 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!
  • * This boat type is available for solo use at a lower price. Mouse over the boat name to see the solo rate.
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    Single Kayak
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: One Adult
    RENTAL RATE: $15 per hour (Kids 6-12: $9 per hour)
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Single Kayaks are perfect for anyone looking for a stable and comfortable boat. Choose a stable and maneuverable recreational kayak with a large, accessible cockpit, or the slightly longer, faster, and more form-fitting light-touring kayaks. Big or small, we can find a boat that fits you. And if you're under 12, take one of our Single Kayaks (including those specifically designed for children) at our Kids' Kayak rate.
    If you've never been in a kayak before, work with a Dock Hand to pick out the boat that's perfect for you — and ask them to give you a few paddling tips as well.
    Or, if you've paddled a few times, think about upgrading to a Single Sea Kayak — longer, faster, and oh-so-smooth in the water.
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    Single Sea Kayak (Poly or Composite)
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: One Adult
    RENTAL RATE: $18 per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Sea kayaks are longer, faster, and offer more storage space. A limited selection of plastic sea kayaks is available at all our locations, and our Newton/Auburndale location has a wide variety of plastic sea kayaks plus sea kayaks made from lightweight, high-performance composite and thermoformed materials (in styles ranging from hard-chine and Greenland-style to British-style skeg boats and ICF racing kayaks).
    Composite and Thermoformed sea kayaks are ideal for an off-site rental where you'll be lifting it onto and off of your vehicle. Our ICF racing kayaks are perfect for training or fitness paddling.
    All kayaks 15 feet or longer are considered sea kayaks.
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    Electric Single Kayak
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: One Adult
    RENTAL RATE: per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Our Ocean Kayak Torque electric single kayaks are amazingly fun and fast. Scoot around at 4-5+ mph with no effort! If you don't feel like motoring, you can always paddle like a normal kayak.
    If you like fishing, the Torque comes outfitted with two rod holders and a rod storage hatch, plus you can troll easily using the electric motor. Not an angler? Don't worry — the Torque is great for just getting around and exploring.
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    Double Kayak
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: Two Adults
    (plus a small child with the optional kid's seat)
    RENTAL RATE: $20 per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Faster, more stable, and less susceptible to wind than a canoe, a double kayak is great fun to paddle. And, with our optional kid's seat, your small child can come along as well!
    Our rental fleet includes recreational double kayaks (with a single, large cockpit for both paddlers), and, by special request in Newton only, a plastic double sea kayak (with two separate cockpits) with a retractable rudder. You can also upgrade to a lightweight composite double kayak (Newton only).
    Doubles are perfect for friends, couples, or families, so drop by and take one on the water today.
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    Composite/Thermoformed Double Kayak
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: up to Two Adults
    RENTAL RATE: $24 per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability): Newton/Auburndale
    Our double kayaks constructed of Composites or Thermoformed Plastic are true sea kayaks, with separate cockpits and hatches for storage. Take them on an off-site rental — they're perfect for camping and extended trips!
    While these boats are made for trips at sea, they are also great on the river. Composite doubles are faster and handle better than our plastic doubles (especially when using the retractable rudder).
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    Quad Kayak
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: up to Four Adults
    RENTAL RATE: $ per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Fun for the whole family! Seats up to four adults, but paddles great with as few as two adults and a child.
    Our quads are very stable sit-on-top kayaks perfect for families and groups of friends, and they're much faster than our double kayaks.
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    Single Kids' Kayak
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: One Adult
    RENTAL RATE: $9 per hour for kids ages 6-12
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Kids love the freedom of paddling their own boat! At Charles River Canoe and Kayak, all kids age 12 and under can rent their own kayak at the Kids' Kayak rate — it doesn't matter whether they fit in a true kids' kayak or one made for bigger folks.
    As long as you are comfortable giving your child instructions (and rescuing them if necessary), we recommend Kids' Kayaks for children as young as six, depending on their maturity level. Come down and try it out!
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    Standard Canoe
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: up to Three Adults
    or Two Adults & Two Kids
    RENTAL RATE: $18 per hour ($15/hour for solo use)
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Canoes are the old standby — great for couples, friends, and families. In addition to canoes for two or more, we also have solo canoes available upon request.
    If you are taking a canoe off-site, consider our lightweight and efficient Royalex canoes, available at our Newton location for a small additional charge.
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    Standard Canoe
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: up to Three Adults
    or Two Adults & Two Kids
    RENTAL RATE: $20 per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Kevlar canoes are lightweight and super-fast through the water. Try one out the next time you're in Newton, or take one on an off-site rental to your favorite flatwater destination.
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    Tripper XL Canoe
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: up to Five Adults
    RENTAL RATE: $30 per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    If the whole family wants to get on the water together, they'll probably fit in our Tripper XL canoe! The Old Town Tripper XL fits up to five adults comfortably.
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    Paddleboat for Two
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: up to Two Adults
    RENTAL RATE: $20 per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    For those seeking a lazy, relaxing cruise around the river, our pedal boats are perfect! Very stable, these boats are driven by an efficient pedal mechanism. Great for friends, couples, and parent/child pairs.
    You can also take it out for fishing, as the deck makes an amazingly stable casting platform, or, for those who want to pedal hard, a great workout.
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    Paddleboat for Four
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: up to Four Adults
    RENTAL RATE: $22 per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    For those seeking a lazy, relaxing cruise around the river, our pedal boats are perfect! Very stable, these boats are driven by an efficient pedal mechanism. Great for friends and families who need plenty of space and want a boat they can all fit in together.
    You can also take it out for fishing, as the deck makes an amazingly stable casting platform, or, for those who want to pedal hard, a great workout.
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    Rowboat
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: up to Four Adults
    RENTAL RATE: $25 per hour ($18/hour for solo use)
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Rowboats are great fun for the whole family, or for those who want a stable platform for fishing. Our new Rangeley rowboats are faster and more fun to row! They can fit up to three adults, or two adults and two kids.
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    Recreational Rowing Shell
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: One Adult
    RENTAL RATE: $20 per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Our Alden Horizon recreational rowing shells are a great way for rowers to get out on the river. Relatively stable, these shells have sliding seats and sculling oars.
    Rowers interested in using our shells must have previous sculling experience.
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    Stand-Up Paddleboard
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: One Adult
    RENTAL RATE: $17 per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    For a totally different feeling and a new adventure, try Stand-Up Paddleboarding! This fast-growing sport combines surfing and paddling, and feels like you're walking on water. Our boards are relatively stable, recreational models perfect for first-timers and experienced paddleboarders alike. There's a good chance you'll get wet, so pick a warm day, wear your bathing suit, and come try Stand-Up Paddleboarding.
    For information on Stand-Up Paddleboarding, visit our Stand-Up Paddleboarding page!
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    Stand-Up Paddleboard
    NUMBER OF BOATERS: One Adult
    RENTAL RATE: $20 per hour
    FOR RENT IN (subject to availability):
    Take your Stand-Up Paddleboarding experience to a new level with our premium SUPs by Surftech. These boards are top-of-the-line models built with the same shaped-foam-and-fiberglass construction used in the best surfboards for years.
    Our current inventory of premium boards in Newton/Auburndale includes the Bark 1400 Expedition (a fast paddling board by Surftech) and the Pearson 1400 Laird (Surftech's best-selling SUP for surfing).
    As with all SUPs, there's a good chance you'll get wet, so pick a warm day, wear your bathing suit, and come try Stand-Up Paddleboarding. For information on Stand-Up Paddleboarding, visit our Stand-Up Paddleboarding page!
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