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Address: 500 Broad Canal St., Cambridge, MA 02146
Phone Number: 617-965-5110
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Description: Paddle in the heart of Boston and Cambridge from our location in Kendall...
Paddle in the heart of Boston and Cambridge from our location in Kendall Square! Treat yourself to a phenomenal view of the Boston skyline and the Esplanade, as well as other nearby landmarks like the Zakim Bridge, M.I.T., the Museum of Science, and Boston University. 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 Boston location in Allston/Brighton — a unique way to see the city! Experienced paddlers can even venture into Boston Harbor for an unforgettable adventure! Our Kendall Square location also hosts our spectacular Skyline Tours, Harbor Tours, and Barbeque Tours — a wonderful way for anyone to see the river.
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Awesome family adventure with terrific views of the City!

Having just had our plans to go biking along the Charles on a wonderful, warm, sunny Memorial Day shot by Hubway (they don't rent to families with kids intending to bike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Atlanta, GA, USA

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Having just had our plans to go biking along the Charles on a wonderful, warm, sunny Memorial Day shot by Hubway (they don't rent to families with kids intending to bike together), we sat on the riverbank at the Charles wondering what to do, when our 12-year-old daughter searching the web on her iPhone found the "paddle Boston" website. They... More 

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and boys had a great time. Staff is friendly and helpful and very safety conscious. I stayed shoreside with a beverage and a book!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Good kit provided, pricing charged for every 10 minutes - that's a good thing because if you go out for an hour 10 minutes, you're charged for an hour 10 minutes, rather than 2 hours! Would have liked better weather report, I.e., this is where the wind is blowing, and details on what else was happening on the river, what... More 

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Marina del Rey/Venice, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The campus of MIT is interesting, sculpture and interesting architecture. Harvard is a must, walking around there is like being in a time warp. Experience something that is rare, visit the Havard Book Store, spend some time wandering around and buy a book, these places are disappearing.

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San Francisco, California
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Cambridge location is perfect for a quick get away from downtown meetings. They are located directly on a canal, with easy parking right next door. It's a wonderful way to see the Boston and Cambridge skyline. A great paddle is up the Charles River to Newton. On the way you can see MIT, Boston University and Harvard. Keep a... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family surprised me with a 50th b-day trip to Boston overnight. They scheduled a kayak tour in Cambridge on the Charles to Boston Harbor, ending at the Barking Crab where we ate lunch and then were driven back to the starting point. It was an amazing trip. Karen was a wonderful tour guide, pointing out many landmarks along the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Brought some friends with me visiting in from out of town and we loved it! Super easy and fairly cheap. We were out for about 90 minutes which was plenty of time to paddle around. Note: the recommended parking garage is only $1 with validation AFTER 4pm otherwise it's pretty pricey. Take the T. Also, bring a water bottle, there... More 

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Princeton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My 2 daughters and I kayaed this last week on a beautiful sunny day -- we had a great time. The staff were very nice and accommodated us quickly. My only concern was that we saw a canoe full of people struggling to make way, and got the impression that the staff did not give them any pointers on how... More 

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Rented a two seater Kayak on the Charles River this summer. In my eyes one of the best ways to enjoy not only a vert nice way to explore the banks of Charles River on Cambridge side but also a front row seat for the best Boston skyline view. The staff is nice and supportive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This past 4th of July, my brother, my fiance, our dog, and I canoed the Charles to watch the fireworks. It... was... spectacular !! A definite must-do. They asked we bring a 100' rope and anchor so we brought at 25lb cinder block. We didn't need the rope since they tied their rope to our anchor for us. When we... More 

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Address: 500 Broad Canal St., Cambridge, MA 02146
Phone Number: 617-965-5110
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge

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