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boston harbor kayaking tour

we had a wonderful day in double kayaks, from the Kendall dock out to the mouth of the harbor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Framingham, Massachusetts
Worth a three hour tour, a three hour tour.....

Bring yourself, your significant other, your dog the terrific staff and the fleet of funships will... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
George W
Boston, Massachusetts
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1071 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston, Boston, MA 02134-1045
Allston / Brighton
+1 617-965-5110
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Located on the Bank of the river at Broad Canal way Cambridge, one can enjoy the skylines of Boston and Cambridge while Canoeing, paddling or Kayaking in the Charles river. As a group canoeing was a real nice experience, both interesting, exhilarating as well as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a wonderful day in double kayaks, from the Kendall dock out to the mouth of the harbor, around by the constitution and back to dock. 3 hours of paddling with our great guide Michelle. Could not have been better.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring yourself, your significant other, your dog the terrific staff and the fleet of funships will make your day.

Thank George W
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Arrived early, no line, easy and quick, in the water. Life jacket was good. Boat was good. Paddle was good. Foot pegs made easier on the back. Paddled to Fenway area and back in under 3 hours. Not too much traffic on the river. Fun...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

We got back from Western Mass Early and decided to do a little kayak workout -- we drove by this location, and decided to try it -- it was wonderful. The staff are excellent, the equipment good, and management is very efficient. We will definitely...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is my third year buying a seasonal pass from Charles River Canoe & Kayak. At $209 for a season pass it more than pays for itself! You can take out any craft for the entire day when you have a pass -- so there's...More

Thank ohthatmaggie
Reviewed November 12, 2017

I've been a customer for years at various locations (Newton, Allston, Cambridge) and never have been disappointed. On a beautiful day, there can be a 15-20 min wait so arrive early. Always courteous and safe. Usually has a large selection of kayaks, canoes and now...More

Thank David W
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Charles river canoe and kayak is one of the attractions in Boston. We went as a group and enjoyed kayaking in four kayaks. We went to the middle of Charles river and we had fantastic view of entire downtown of Boston. Trains are moving in...More

Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I rented kayaks and had a wonderful paddle from Allston/Brighton down to Kendall Square. As advertised, it is an easy trip. I preferred the area where we started, up around Harvard; the river is narrower (therefore less busy) and the views more...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

I had a reservation for a group with them for over six weeks. Three days before, I found out from one of my group members that was randomly scanning their website that there was an algae problem. This was confirmed when I reached out to...More

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markskipaddle, General Manager at Paddle Boston - Charles River Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

We are very sorry we did not contact you about the algal bloom at the Somerville location. It is our policy to immediately notify groups about any water quality issues and with this new location we missed your reservation and did not contact you. After...More

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September 25, 2017|
Response from markskipaddle | Property representative |
We plan to open the first week in may for regular rentals. We can do a custom guided tour in April.
August 20, 2016|
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Response from markskipaddle | Property representative |
Hi , Double kayaks are $20 per hour and Single Kayaks are $15 per hour. Many women who are pregnant paddle with us but the best thing to do is check with your doctor. We have no specific requirements. Mark