Hours of Operation
To e-mail Charles River Canoe & Kayak with questions, comments, etc., please use the form below. We do our best to respond promptly, but allow up to 24 hours for a response. Your privacy is important to us, so we will not sell or give your personal information to anyone.
Before e-mailing us, you may want to review our Frequently Asked Questions in the right column and our more detailed Rental F.A.Q.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Reservation?
We accept reservations only if you are renting eight boats or more; for regularly scheduled classes, tours, and trips; or for events with guiding/
How do I make a Reservation?
If you are renting eight boats or more, or are looking to schedule an event with guiding/
When are you open?
It depends on which location you are visiting! View today's hours at all locations or see the current hours of operation at our Cambridge, Boston, Newton/Nahanton Park, and Waltham locations.
What is included with my rental?
Your rental includes life jackets and paddles for each person.
Do you have lockers?
We do not have lockers at any of our locations. You are welcome to rent a drybag for $1 and take your items with you on the boat. Please leave unnecessary items in your vehicle, if possible.
Can I bring my young child?
We have life jackets for all ages, from infant on up. As long as you feel comfortable bringing your child, we're happy to accommodate you!
Can I bring my dog?
You are certainly welcome to bring your dog. Be aware that some dogs do jump out of the boats, and you should be prepared to get them back in.
What if I can't swim?
Everyone is required to wear a Coast-Guard-approved life jacket while on the water, and these are designed to keep you afloat even if you can't swim. You are certainly welcome to rent if you can't swim.