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Hours of Operation
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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Moody Street Dam; Waltham, Mass.
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32 Shore Drive; Somerville, Mass.
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* There is a $300 minimum charge to open by appointment.
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Our Four Rental Locations:

Boston Rental Location on Soldier's Field Road in Allston/Brighton.   Cambridge Rental Location in Kendall Square.
Nahanton Park Rental Location on the Newton/Needham Line.   Waltham Rental Location at Moody Street Dam.
“Excellent and friendly service. Quick and organized!”
-Christine B. (Rental @ Nahanton Park)
All our locations offer canoes and stable recreational kayaks, plus stand-up paddleboards, sea kayaks, and a variety of other boat types!

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Plan to rent frequently? A Season Pass is for you! Our Season Passes are valid for unlimited rentals at all our locations.
  • Canoe Season Pass is very cost-effective.
  • Kayak Season Pass allows unlimited rental of most canoes and kayaks.
  • Rowing Season Pass for recreational scullers.
  • Outrigger Canoe Season Pass for OC-1 enthusiasts.
  • Individual and Family Passes available.
  • Add 15 days of Off-Site Rental for a great price!
  •   Family in kayaks at Lake Cochituate.
    Our staff explains the basics of paddling to a school group outing.  
    Paddling is a wonderful group activity that anyone can enjoy! Our group outings are customized just for your group: the location, boat types you choose, guiding and catering are up to you.
  • Group Discounts during off-peak hours.
  • Birthday Parties for "kids" of all ages.
  • Customized Guiding and Instruction.
  • Delivery to Anywhere for any group size.
  • Ten-Person Canoes for fun or for team-building.
  • Catering and Picnicking available at all our locations.
    Spend the morning or the whole day enjoying a ten-mile, one-way scenic trip down a wilder, less-developed section of the Charles.
  • Van shuttle from our Nahanton Park location in Newton to the put-in.
  • Rent our boats or bring your own.
  • Enjoy historic sites and great picnic spots along the way.
  • Pre-register for trips on weekends/holidays, or schedule your own private group shuttle.
  •   Paddling the Charles along Cutler Park and Millenium Park.
    Map of a one-way trip between Kendall Square and Allston/Brighton.  
    We offer one-way rentals between our rental locations on the Charles River Basin: Allston/Brighton in Boston and Kendall Square in Cambridge.
  • Enjoy this amazing five-mile trip for a small fee.
  • Spectacular and unique skyline views.
  • Perfect picnic spots along the way, including Harvard and the Esplanade.
  • Great for corporate group outings.
    Let us create a customized birthday party for your child and friends!
  • All our locations are great for birthdays, and each has a picnic area.
  • Our kids' kayaks and kids' SUPs allow children to paddle their own craft, or you can take double kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and more.
  • Bring along a guide/instructor to help out and create an interpretive experience.
  • Complete the party with cake and/or catering!
  •   Birthday cake and party hat.
    Man loading a kayak onto his car.  
    Take a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard to the location of your choosing with an Off-Site Rental. Great for day trips or a summer vacation!
  • Available from our Waltham Paddle Shop or our Boston Location.
  • Many boat types, including Kevlar and Royalex canoes, composite sea kayaks, top-of-the-line SUPs, and racing kayaks.
  • Reservations are recommended.
  • Add Off-Site Rentals to your Season Pass at an amazing value.
    Our two 25-foot Rabaska canoes are great fun for groups to paddle! These stable and fast canoes seat up to 10 paddlers, and are the perfect choice for birthday parties, team-building, or a friendly outing.
  • Can carry 8 to 10 paddlers.
  • Enjoy stories of history and wildlife shared by your guide.
  • Reservations are required.
  •   Kids birthday party in a 10-person canoe.
    What we rent: Racing Kayaks, Surf Skis, SUPs, and Drysuits.  
    Unsurpassed Rental Selection
    At Charles River Canoe & Kayak, we pride ourselves on our unmatched selection of unique rental equipment and options, from easy-to-use equipment for casual paddlers to top-shelf boats and gear for the most discerning expert. We have a different selection of boats at each of our locations; call (617) 965-5110 if you are looking for a specific boat/item.
  • Kayaks: from stable recreational boats to composite sea kayaks, racing kayaks, and surf skis.
  • Paddleboards: from stable beginner boards to fiberglass racing SUPs.
  • Canoes: from stable recreational canoes to Royalex and Kevlar models.
  • Drysuits by Kokatat.
  • All are available as Off-Site Rentals from our Boston and Waltham locations.
    A canoe or kayak on the Charles River is by far the best seat in the house for Boston's Fourth of July Fireworks!
  • Rentals are available from our Allston/Brighton or Kendall Square locations.
  • Return your boat after the fireworks.
  • Reserve your spot early — we fill fast!
  •   Fireworks over Boston's Charles River.
    Wrapped Present.  
    The perfect gift for friends and family who love the outdoors! You can give an experience they'll never forget, or they can pick out their own perfect gift.
  • Valid for all products and services.
  • Valid at Charles River Canoe & Kayak, Weston Ski Track, and Community Ice Skating @Kendall.
  • Buy online and your certificate is e-mailed to you immediately.
  • Gift Certificates are valid for seven years.
        Charles River Canoe & Kayak
    160 Riverview Ave.
    Waltham, MA 02453
    (617) 965-5110
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