With your rental canoe, kayak, or SUP board reservation, you can save up to 15% off your entire paddling accessory purchase when you purchase your accessories on or before the day you pick up the boat. For the best selection, we recommend coming as soon as possible after you reserve your boat.
Rental Boat Condition & Warranty
Where: Charles River Canoe & Kayak in Newton/Auburndale (directions)
When: On Sale Now!
How: Come to our Newton Boathouse and try out a few rental boats. Take home the one you like best!
What boats are available? We make almost all canoe and kayak models in our rental fleet available for purchase. Browse the web site for a complete offering. Within a given model, we select the boats that will be available for purchase; not all colors or individual boats will be available.
What condition can I expect? The condition of our boats will vary, but in general our boats are well-used and scratched, but structurally sound. See our detailed description in the left column.
What if I care about color? A reservation does not guarantee you a specific boat or color within the model you choose. If you want to choose a specific color or boat, our remaining stock will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on Sept. 13. With some rental boats we only have one of each model so you will be able to reserve a boat knowing the exact boat you will be purchasing.
What if I want to use my boat? Purchase our Rental Boat Purchase Season Pass and use your category of boat at any of our five rental locations until the end of the year! Learn more...
Rental Boat Purchase Season Pass
If you would like to use a rental boat before you pick yours up in September, purchase our Rental Boat Purchase Season Pass when choosing your boat at our online store.
The Rental Boat Purchase Season Pass includes unlimited on-site rentals of the rental boat type you reserved (canoe or kayak) through the end of the paddling season at all our locations. Purchase of this pass does not guarantee access to the specific boat model you reserved. Other boat types can be rented on-site at half price.
The pass is not transferrable and will be issued in the name of the purchaser. If you purchase multiple boats, you may purchase multiple passes and provide the passholder names.
The passholder can bring guests at no charge as long as the boat rented can accommodate the number of guests (for example, someone who has pre-purchased a kayak can take another person out in a double kayak). Guests wishing to take additional boats receive 20% off our regular rates.
Passholders receive a 10% discount on equipment purchases and off-site rentals.
Requires pre-purchase of a rental boat during our end-of-season rental sale. Limit one pass per boat purchased. Pre-purchase of a rental boat without this pass does not entitle the purchaser to use of boats.
$59 with rental boat purchase.