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Summer Programs
Learn Skills and Visit Amazing Places
Birthday Parties
A Party They'll Never Forget
Teen Adventure Program
Three-Days of Excitement & Camaraderie
Kids’ Groups
Fun on the Water — Customized for You
Kids’ Paddling Gear
We Know the Gear that Works
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.
    Let your child explore the beautiful Massachusetts Coast in kayaks and on stand-up paddleboards! This three-day program will take kids entering grades 6–8 to places they've never seen before, but that they will want to visit again and again.
  • Learn sea kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
  • See places like Marblehead, Gloucester, and Cohasset.
  • Plenty of opportunity to play, swim, and explore a variety of environments.
  • Travels by van from Newton/Auburndale.
  • No pre-requisites.
    Video by Interlock Media.
    A teenager on a Stand-Up Paddleboard.  
    Teen Adventure Program (ages 13–16)
    Get your teenager outside this summer for three days of fun along the Massachusetts coast in kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
  • Learn sea kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
  • See some of the most beautiful paddling spots in Massachusetts.
  • Plenty of opportunity to build skills, swim, and explore a variety of environments.
  • Based in Kendall Square, Cambridge.
  • No pre-requisites.
    Get on the water with your kids! Young children love riding in canoes and double kayaks with their parents, and once they reach age 6–8 they may want to try their own kids' kayak!
  • Five Rental Locations, all great for kids.
  • Many Boat Options including canoes, double kayaks, and kids' kayaks.
  • Reasonable Rental Rates perfect for the whole family.
  •   A child in a kids' kayak in front of the Weeks Footbridge on the Charles River.
    Kayaks at the start of the Wednesday Night Race on the Charles River.  
    Paddling is a wonderful group activity that kids love! Our group outings are customized just for your group.
  • Perfect for schools, camps, birthday parties, and more.
  • Customized Guiding and Instruction.
  • Group Discounts during off-peak hours.
  • Delivery to Anywhere for any group size.
  • Catering and Picnicking available.
  • Ten-Person Canoes great for kids' groups.
    Our Paddling Store in Newton/Auburndale can provide the gear you need to enjoy paddlesports with your kids, and we have the knowledge and experience of paddling with kids for decades.
  • Kids' kayaks and kids' stand-up paddleboards.
  • Double kayaks and canoes.
  • Life jackets, paddles, wetsuits, and more.
  •   Our Paddling Store offers kids' kayaks, double kayaks, canoes, kids' SUPs, and kids' gear and clothing.
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    160 Riverview Ave.
    Waltham, MA 02453
    (617) 965-5110
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