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Paddle Boston - Charles River Canoe & Kayak

Boston, MA, USA
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About Paddle Boston - Charles River Canoe & Kayak
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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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on the harbour tour last weekend and it was excellent. Lots of fun facts and interesting anecdotes. It was great to see the city from a different angle. As we had a small group we went quite quickly and got to see a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the evening Skyline Tour (5-7 PM), just as something different to do. We both have paddling experience but still consider ourselves beginners. Katie was an excellent guide! A perfect way to spend a summer Saturday evening.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of 3 from the Boston area and had family friends (family of 4) visiting from Michigan. We had never done this tour before and our family friends go kayaking all the time. First off, I would like to say that Karen...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

We were visiting Boston for the week of the 4th of July, and I wanted to find a way for our family to view the fireworks without having to sit out all day holding down chairs for a good spot. I stumbled across the guided...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

We rented a canoe and a kayak for 2 and enjoyed a beautiful trip down the Charles River. Alex at check-in couldn’t have been nicer, and Arash loaded us in the canoe and was great! All the staff were extremely friendly! A great team of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Our family of four did a two hour tour on the Charles River over the Fourth of July weekend. Overall the experience was great! Our guide was very friendly and helpful. Some in our group were inexperienced with kayaks but she did a great job...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Friendly staff. Very helpful. Nice area for first timers. Calm waters. And it's right in Kendall square. All kinds of food and shops!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

We totally loved this adventure! We were lucky with weather. Views were amazing and river was quite calm.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Ali was a great guide, personable, patient, and knowledgeable sharing the best of Boston- highly recommend the company and guide

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Carol R
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous kayaking and nature experience along the Charles. We went out of the Nahanton Street docks in Newton. The staff are delightfully friendly and knowledgeable. They offer canoes, single or double kayak, SUPs and paddle board. We saw a wide variety of birds, flora and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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live4ska
September 25, 2017|
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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.
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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
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