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Build your confidence in real ocean conditions. Challenge our Ocean Skills series.
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Build your Kayaking, Canoeing, or Stand-Up Paddleboarding skills.
Kayaking Classes
From Beginner to Advanced
Sea Kayaking Trips
Experience the Coast and Learn New Skills
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ride the Wave of This New Watersport
Canoeing Class
Your Introduction to Flatwater Canoeing
Private Instruction
Learn at Your Own Pace
Video by Interlock Media.
Ride the wave of this exciting new watersport! SUP combines a surfboard with a canoe paddle to create a fun and exciting activity that's also a great workout!
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding Intro Classes.
  • SUP Level 2 to take you to the next level.
  • SUP Ocean Trips to expand your horizons.
  • SUP Private Instruction to learn at your pace.
    “The class broke down the roll into a step by step process
    and I got to try each step before having to put them all together.”
    -Brendan C. (Kayak Rolling Class)
    Whether you're a beginner paddler or an advanced intermediate, our kayaking classes and trips will build your skills and make your paddling more enjoyable!
  • Introduction to Kayaking and Introductory Sea Kayaking Trips for beginners and those who've never taken a lesson.
  • Build your skills in our Ocean Skills, Navigation, and Eskimo Rolling.
  • Progress to our Rough Water Trips, for intermediate, advanced, and expert paddlers looking to be comfortable in waves, wind, current, and surf.
  • Private Instruction to learn at your pace.
  • Womens' Sea Kayak Clinic for beginning paddlers building their skills.
  • See all our kayak classes.
  •   Dan shows off his boat-handling skills in the turbulence.
    The dock at Rockport's Thacher Island, where you can climb the twin lighthouse towers.  
    In addition to our Ocean Skills and Rough Water instructional trips, we offer trips to fantastic destinations along the Massachusetts coast.
  • Visit locations like Boston Harbor, Cape Cod, and Cape Ann.
  • Our guides are also instructors, so you'll learn while having fun.
  • See our full list of trips and schedule for this season.
  • We also offer Introductory Trips for beginners!
    Learn the basics of keeping your canoe straight, maneuvering, and much more in our introductory lessons!
  • Introduction to Canoeing: four-hour course perfect for flatwater canoeists who have never taken instruction.
  • Private Instruction to learn at your pace.
    Video by Interlock Media.
    Danny works one-on-one with a kayaking student.  
    Improve your kayaking or canoeing skills at your own pace, with personalized attention and a customized focus.
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, or Stand-Up Paddleboarding.
  • Beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
  • Custom Group Instruction is also available.
    Paddling is a wonderful group activity that anyone can enjoy! Our group outings are customized just for your group: the location, boat types you choose, guiding and catering are up to you.
  • Customized Instruction and Guiding so you can create your own group instructional session.
  • Group Discounts during off-peak hours.
  • Delivery to Anywhere for any group size.
  • Catering and Picnicking available at all our locations.
  •   Group of Kayakers in front of Boston's Zakim Bridge.
    Kids in sea kayaks in Cohasset, Massachusetts during our Sea Kayak & SUP Program.  
    Get your child outside this summer! Our variety of paddling summer programs provides paddling instruction and experience to kids ages 9–16.
  • Canoe, Kayak & SUP Program for kids entering grades 4–6.
  • Sea Kayak & SUP Program for kids entering grades 6–8.
  • Teen Adventure Paddling Program for ages 13–16.
  • Customized Guiding & Catering for your kids group.
        Charles River Canoe & Kayak
    160 Riverview Ave.
    Waltham, MA 02453
    (617) 965-5110
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