Group Paddling Instruction & Guiding
Whether you have never paddled before or are a group of intermediate kayakers looking to learn some ocean skills, we can arrange custom instruction and guiding for your group.
Combined with our group rental rates, you can create a wonderful learning experience and a memorable outing.
At Charles River Canoe & Kayak, our focus is education, and that's why all our guides are also instructors. Whether you want our guide to simply accompany you on your outing, talk about the history or wildlife of the area, or work with you to build your paddling skills, our guides/instructors will do it!
Rates for Instruction/Guiding at our Five Rental Locations
Our group rate for on-site instruction/guiding at any of our locations is $145/hour or $600/day per guide. Our camp and school (K-12) rate is $95/hour or $500/day per guide. Certified lifeguards are available. See our maximum boat-to-guide ratios listed below.
Rates for Instruction/Guiding on the Ocean
There's nothing like the experience of paddling on the ocean! Ocean trips are great for smaller groups (10 or fewer participants) who are looking for a unique and exciting outing.
For any sea kayaking trip up to eight hours in length (including travel time) leaving from our Newton Boathouse and travelling to any location within one hour's drive, see the rates below. The cost includes a full day of guiding and instruction, transportation from Newton for groups of three or more, and use of a plastic or composite kayak for each participant.
Rates for Instruction/Guiding at Any Other Location
We can create customized outings to any location. We are happy to deliver boats according to our boat delivery rates. For guiding/instruction while on the water, pricing would be the same as listed above for instruction at our locations. See our maximum boat-to-guide ratios listed below.
Maximum Number of Persons and Boats per Guide/Instructor
In order to maximize the enjoyment of each of our participants, we limit the number of persons and boats that each guide/instructor can accompany on the water. Our maximum ratios are listed below.
Registration & Cancellation Policies for Group Outings
Pre-payment in full is required for all reservations (K-12 school groups and camps must pre-pay for guides, catering orders, and boat deliveries, but may pay for rented boats on the day of the event). View our Reservation & Discount Policy for details.