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455 Nahanton St.; Newton, Mass.
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Season Passes

Explore all our rental locations with a season pass from Charles River Canoe & Kayak!
If you plan to rent frequently, a season pass might be just the thing! You get unlimited on-site rentals at all four locations (Cambridge, Boston, Newton/Nahanton Park, and Waltham), discounts on off-site rentals and equipment purchases, and the opportunity to get out on the water whenever you want.
We will contine our partnership with Boating in Boston in 2015, and Charles River Canoe & Kayak Season Passes will continue to be accepted at all Boating in Boston locations.
And, for those who want to take a vacation or two and explore New England's beautiful and varied waterways, we offer a season pass with up to 15 days of off-site rental, offered from the Newton/Auburndale boathouse (off-site rentals will be available in Allston-Brighton beginning in 2015). Scroll down to select a pass that's right for you.
 
Canoe Season Pass individual $139 :: family $199
Includes unlimited on-site use of standard canoes at all our locations.
Kevlar canoes, five-person canoes, kayaks, SUPs, rowboats, and paddleboats to be used by the passholder can be rented on-site at half price (family pass includes use of one five-person canoe).
add 15 days of off-site boat rental: individual $100 :: family $200
 
Kayak, Canoe & SUP
Season Pass
individual $179 :: family $279.99
senior/student $99 $89
Includes unlimited on-site rentals of plastic and composite single and double kayaks, racing kayaks, SUPs, standard and five-person canoes, paddleboats, and rowboats at all our locations, plus the solo outrigger canoe at Kendall Square.
add 15 days of off-site boat rental: individual $100 :: family $200
 
Outrigger Canoe Season Pass individual $149
Includes unlimited 24/7 on-site use of our Maui Fiberglass "Hurricane" and Hawaiian Desgns Nai' a solo outrigger canoe at our Kendall Square, Cambridge location. View outrigger policies.
All other boat types (except ten-person canoes) to be used by the passholder can be rented on-site during regular hours at half price.
with Kayak, Canoe & SUP Pass
valid during regular hours:
individual $329
 
 
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You'll receive your pass in the mail in no time,
but you can also start paddling with us right away.
Season Pass Policies
  • Season passes are not transferrable — only the person whose name appears on the card may use the pass.
  • Season passes are non-refundable.
  • Season passes are valid for regular on-site rentals during our regular hours of operation during the 2014 and 2015 boating season (the off-site rental add-on includes regular off-site rentals from the Newton/Auburndale boathouse).
  • Season passes are not valid for Fourth of July Fireworks Rentals or any other special event or activity. Passholders pay nominal fees for One-Way Rentals ($10 per boat) and Nahanton Park Shuttled River Trips ($10 per person).
  • All passes include a 10% discount on off-site rentals, Paddling Store purchases (excluding boats and sale items), and Paddling School classes (use coupon code SEASONPASS; excludes private instruction and trips). Season Passholders receive the "own-boat" price on Kayak Trips.
  • An "individual" member can bring guests in the boat they are renting at no charge as long as the boat rented can accommodate the number of guests (for example, an individual kayak member and a guest may rent one double kayak at no extra charge).
  • A "family" membership includes boats for an individual, his/her spouse, and their children up to age 25 living in the same household. Pass with off-site rental includes 15 days off-site rental for each passholder (not transferrable within the family).
  • A "senior" membership is for an individual age 62 and older and receives the same benefits as an individual member.
  • A "student" membership is for an individual age 6-22 who is a student at a primary, secondary, vocational, or college-level school and receives the same benefits as an individual member.
  • Guests who wish to rent a boat of their own receive a 20% discount on their rentals. Limit two additional boats per passholder per visit.
  • Not all boats are available at all locations. See the boat types available at our Cambridge, Boston, Newton/Nahanton Park, and Waltham locations.
  • Outrigger canoe use is governed by additional policies described here.
  • Off-site rentals are picked up from and returned to our Allston/Brighton location, and are handled as described in our off-site rental policy.
  • Buy Online Now!
    You'll receive your pass in the mail in no time,
    but you can also start paddling with us right away.
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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: $20 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: $22 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: $25 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: $30 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: $18 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: $22 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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