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Paddle Boston - Charles River Canoe & Kayak
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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
+1 617-965-5110
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Fun on a summer day! Try to do the one way to MIT - but be warned its an hour long ride unless you are experienced paddler

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hoonkaorukim
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went on the first day of fall (temperature at 68 winds about 12 mph). We arrived and took a short, easy quiz for our knowledge of safety skills. We were then given life jackets and we opted for a double kayak....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ericaaispuroregan
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Kayaking on the Charles river is a great way to spend a weekend or an afternoon. The views are absolutely amazing! Bring clothes that you don't mind getting wet in

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Kshitij P
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Had Karen as guide. She was excellent, informative and most of all, fun. Small group of eight including her. Stopped several times, gathered in a circle and Karen told about what we were seeing. The pace was leisurely and as the oldest in the group,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank natepioneer1
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Short "girls' trip" to Boston to visit my sister who has lived there for over 20 years. I love to kayak so she researched options and was surprised to find Paddle Boston in her own backyard! We took the Sunset and Skyline tour-- 5 other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mary D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great and different way to see the city. Highly reccommended. Cater for all abilities and age groups.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Claire G
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Went paddleboarding on the Charles with the husband, launched from the Kendall Square location. Very efficient setup from the crew running the show. I'm not the best paddleboarder and the current was tough, but the views were downright amazing. Got to see Boston in a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank lealikeintea
Reviewed 15 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Inam K
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vickar60
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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25 September 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.
20 August 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