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Kayak Eco-Tours
from Nahanton Park

Charles River Canoe & Kayak's Eco-Tours at our Nahanton Park rental location in Newton are a great way to view and learn about the wildlife that inhabits the Charles and its shoreline.
Join our trained naturalist guide as we launch our double kayaks and get a quick introduction to paddling strokes. We will slowly
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explore this extraordinarily wild section of the river, poking into coves and shallows to find common and not-so-common wildlife.
We frequently see great blue herons, turtles, several types of ducks, a variety of songbirds, and perhaps an egret, cormorant, muskrat, river otter, and beaver. Our guide will also net-dip for benthic (bottom-dwelling) organisms like dragonfly larvae and water-boatmen.
 
Create your own private tour for an unforgettable group or corporate outing!
Our guide will show us the best viewing spots, identify the flora and fauna that we see, and describe how they fit into the intricate web of life on the Charles. We'll even see remnants of the area's glaciated past.
We offer our Eco-Tour in the evening, as this is one of the best times to view active wildlife. Bring binoculars, water, snacks, and extra clothing layers.
2.5-Hour Eco-Tour meets at our Nahanton Park location in Newton.
$39 for an Adult, including 2.5 hours of guiding and kayak rental.
$29 for a Child ages 8 to 15. Each child must be accompanied by one adult.
Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Tours
  • Full payment is due upon registration for a tour.
  • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
  • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
  • Tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather at our option, with a full refund given. No refunds will be offered if we decide to hold the tour.
  • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel a tour due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
  • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
Upcoming Scheduled Date: Sat, Jul. 29, 5:00 PM

Newton Conservators Tour
from Nahanton Park

Charles River Canoe & Kayak's Tours at our Nahanton Park rental location in Newton are a great way to view and learn about the wildlife that inhabits the Charles and its shoreline. For this special day with the Newton Conservators we will offer a guided tour upriver through DCR's Cutler Park.
Our trained guide will provide a quick introduction to paddling strokes before launching our canoes. We will slowly explore this extraordinarily wild section of the river, poking into coves and shallows to find common and not-so-common wildlife.
We frequently see great blue herons, turtles, several types of ducks, a variety of songbirds, and perhaps an egret, cormorant, muskrat, river otter, and beaver. More information about the Newton Conservators can be found here.
 
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1 Hour Newton Conservators Tour meets at our Nahanton Park location in Newton.
$10 for an Adult, including 1 hour of guiding and canoe rental.
$5 for a Child ages 8 to 15. Each child must be accompanied by one adult.
Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Tours
  • Full payment is due upon registration for a tour.
  • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
  • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
  • Tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather at our option, with a full refund given. No refunds will be offered if we decide to hold the tour.
  • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel a tour due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
  • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
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