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Charles River Canoe & Kayak Cambridge at Kendall Square

Cambridge, MA, USA
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About Charles River Canoe & Kayak Cambridge at Kendall Square
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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Revel in the best view of Boston’s skyline — from a kayak on the Charles River! Our Skyline Tours and Sunset Tours begin and end at our T-accessible Kendall Square location.

We’ll start with a quick introduction to kayak strokes, then we’ll launch our double kayaks and begin our sightseeing. We’ll paddle past the the Great Dome of MIT, cross the Charles to the Esplanade, and take in the skyline, including the Hancock and Prudential Buildings, Citgo Sign, State House Dome, and the Financial District

Your guide will entertain you with tales of the history of the area. Paddlers of all abilities are welcome, even those who have never paddled before!
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elbtmiller wrote a review Aug 2019
Skokie, Illinois13 contributions1 helpful vote
Kayaking the Charles River gives you a whole other perspective from which to view the skylines of Boston and Cambridge. We went with our 13 and 9 year old and all of us rented our own kayaks. The 9 year old did great in his own. On the way back in my husband towed him in because
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Date of experience: August 2019
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PrinceMacK wrote a review Jul 2019
Framingham, Massachusetts277 contributions65 helpful votes
This 1.5 hour cycle boat was a blast. Intimate atmosphere on the boat with comfy bike seats. Boat only has seats 16. We pedaled lightly here and there. You don’t have to go all out like you are at a soul cycle class. We just relaxed and chatted with other guests. Staff is
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Brittany M wrote a review Sep 2018
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Great experience kayaking on the Charles River. I was a little nervous with all the motor boats and sail boats, but once I got used to being on the water it was fine. We will be back for sure!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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CHILLADVISOR7 wrote a review Jul 2018
United States2 contributions1 helpful vote
A friend and I randomly came across their kayaking tent while walking through the Cambridge area. I had never been kayaking before and was a bit apprehensive about the experience. I was very displeased with the lack of assistance from the staff on the dock. I had a backpack
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Peter K wrote a review Dec 2017
Needham, United States5 contributions3 helpful votes
Our friends gave us a gift certificate to Charles River Canoe, and it's good for SEVEN years and can be used to canoe, paddle, kayak, row xc ski or ice skate! I just got one for a friend for his retirement gift, now that he will have more free time to enjoy Boston. Can purchase
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Date of experience: June 2017
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