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Address: 1071 Soldier's Field Road, Allston, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-965-5110
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Enjoy an outing on one of the most scenic sections of urban river in the...
Enjoy an outing on one of the most scenic sections of urban river in the country. An experience on the Charles River from our Boston location in Allston/Brighton is a wonderful respite from the surrounding city, with parkland on both shores and rowers plying the waters. Head downstream and you'll encounter local colleges (Harvard, M.I.T., and B.U.) and eventually the Esplanade (a great picnic spot!) and the unforgettable Boston skyline.This nine-mile stretch of river has no current, allowing painless round trips. However, renters can also enjoy one-way trips to or from our Cambridge location in Kendall Square — a unique way to see the city!
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My family & I (2 adults, 2 teens) rented two double kayaks yesterday from Charles River Canoe & Kayak - the Cambridge/Kendall Square location. It was quite easy and efficient to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My family & I (2 adults, 2 teens) rented two double kayaks yesterday from Charles River Canoe & Kayak - the Cambridge/Kendall Square location. It was quite easy and efficient to secure the kayaks and get on the water. The entire process (fill out forms, take a quick safety quiz, get paddles & life preservers, settle into your kayak) took... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is consistently my favorite place to explore Boston, get a different perspective, get in a workout, and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Went out in a canoe with family including young kid and it was a blast. What a surprise. Turned out to be a "life moment" day. They ran the orientation very smoothly and they make you pay at the end, which expedites the process in the beginning significantly. Well done. The Charles River was also very smooth the day we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We went earlier in the morning before the sun got really hot. It was also good because we didn't have to wait long. It can get busy so plan ahead! Lots of fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The tour was a great tour. The tour guide was funny and a great guide! If your looking to just ride and take time just rent but if you want to be informed on your surroundings and get a laugh then the tour is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you are around Boston I definitely recommend kayaking the Charles River. We did the Skyline Tour, which was extremely beautiful and informative! I definitely recommend! Great staff. 5 stars!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Fast, convenient, fun boating trip with the family. A good value fun time. Would definitely do it again.

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Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Visiting Boston. Make sure you do kayaking in charles river. It was an awesome experience. The scenic beauty, cool breeze and waves will surely take your heart away. Enjoy your trip to Boston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I visited this location as a team meeting outing with about 7 of us. It was a great time. I had been kayaking before on "sea kayaks" which the paddler sits on, rather than in. These were easy enough to get in and out of and the staff was great helping stabilize the kayak at the dock while you board... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you are a first-time paddle board rider (as I was) you know you're going to fall in once at least (as I did) It's comforting to know that the Charles is much cleaner than in years past. The staff at Charles River Canoe & Kayak check your life jacket before you get on board your canoe - kayak -... More 

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Address: 1071 Soldier's Field Road, Allston, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-965-5110
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton

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