Where would you like to hold your event? (Newton, Boston, Kendall, and Nahanton Park refer to our rental locations.)
One-Way Trip from Boston (Allston/Brighton) to Cambridge (Kendall Square)
One-Way Trip from Cambridge (Kendall Square) to Boston (Allston/Brighton) [better for a post-paddle picnic]
If you plan to come to one of our rental locations but you're not sure which one, select your first choice and let us know in the "Et cetera" box when making your reservation request.
How long do you want to spend on the water?
Do you plan to hold your event during peak hours (Noon-5pm on weekends and holidays)?
Off-Peak Hours (group discount applies for 8 boats or more, when paying together)
Peak Hours (reservation fee applies)
You can avoid the reservation fee by scheduling your group to arrive 30 minutes before or after our Peak Hours, but you will not receive any discounts during our Peak Hours.
We provide a basic dry-land orientation at no charge. Would you like a guide/instructor to accompany you on the water?
Guides/Instructors are optional, but if you choose to use them our
maximum ratio of people and boats per guide
Yes — please specify number of guides desired:
Is your organization tax-exempt (you'll need to provide a tax ID number upon payment)?
BOAT TYPE MAXIMUM AVAILABLE WITHOUT TRANSFERRING BOATS BETWEEN LOCATIONS: DESIRED QUANTITY
Newton: 45; Cambridge: 6; Boston: 20; Nahanton Park: 12
Newton: 8; Cambridge: 6; Boston: 10; Nahanton Park: 2
Newton: 58; Cambridge: 35; Boston: 45; Nahanton Park: 30
Single Kayaks for Ages 6-12
Newton: 37; Cambridge: 37; Boston: 43; Nahanton Park: 16
Newton: 0; Cambridge: 0; Boston: 0; Nahanton Park: 0
Newton: 15; Cambridge: 7; Boston: 15; Nahanton Park: 5
Newton: 3; Cambridge: 1; Boston: 2; Nahanton Park: 1
Paddleboats for 2
Newton: 0; Cambridge: 0; Boston: 0; Nahanton Park: 0
Paddleboats for 4
Newton: 3; Cambridge: 0; Boston: 0; Nahanton Park: 0
Ten-Person Canoe with Guide
Newton: 2; Cambridge: 0; Boston: 0; Nahanton Park: 0 Price includes one guide per canoe.
Guides/Instructors are not required. If you use them our Guiding Ratios apply.
$ per boat during Peak Hours
One-Way Rental Fee
$ per boat for One-Way Rentals (Does not include shuttling passengers.)
To transfer boats between locations, $ per load (14 canoes or 28 kayaks). Enter number of loads.
$ for each masseuse (2–10 people per hour). Enter number of masseuses.
Enter dollar amount, if applicable.
Other (Please Describe)
From Redbones or Blue Ribbon. $ per person. Enter number of people (min. ).
Gourmet Box Lunch
From Baker's Best. $ per person. Enter number of people (min. ).
Snacks & Dessert
Baker's Best wraps, cheese, crackers, brownies, cookies. $ per person. Enter number of people (min. ).
Summer Shack Lobster Roll Picnic
Summer Shack chowder, lobster roll, corn cob, potato salad. $ per person. Enter number of people (min. ).
Summer Shack Clambake
Summer Shack chowder, steamers, lobster, corn on cob, etc. $ per person. Enter number of people (min. ).
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Registration/Cancellation Policy for
Paddling Group Outings
Pre-payment in full is required for all reservations (K-12 school groups and camps must pre-pay for guides, catering orders, and boat deliveries, but may pay for rented boats on the day of the event). View our
Reservation & Discount Policy
This credit is valid for 7 years and may be used for instruction, rentals, or purchases at Charles River Canoe & Kayak or Weston Ski Track. Reservations cancelled by the following deadlines receive either a refund of the pre-payment less a 10% registration fee, or a full credit to a store account. Group Reservations at our locations must be cancelled by 5pm the night before the event (except deliveries, catering orders, massage services, and off-site guiding/instruction). Cancellations due to weather must be made at least 2 hours before the event. Small reductions in boat quantities for non-peak-hour reservations are accepted when you arrive for your event, but are subject to the 10% fee. Boat Deliveries must be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the event. Cancellations due to weather must be made by 5pm the night before the event. Off-Site Guiding/Instruction must be cancelled at least 7 days before the event. Cancellations due to weather must be made by 5pm the night before the event. Catering Orders must be cancelled at least 7 days before the event. The timeframe for cancellations due to weather varies by vendor -- call our group outings coordinator at (617) 965-5110 for details. Massage Reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the event. For all cancellations made after the above deadlines, no refunds or credits will be issued. Peak-Hour Reservations begin at the designated start time, and groups arriving late will not receive refunds or credits for missed time.
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your reservation is not confirmed until our scheduler contacts you with a confirmation. We look forward to hosting your group!