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Paddle Boston - Charles River Canoe & Kayak

1071 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston, Boston, MA 02134-1045
+1 617-965-5110
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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 days ago
George W
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Boston, Massachusetts
Great time

Arrived early, no line, easy and quick, in the water. Life jacket was good. Boat was good. Paddle... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joewS3789KM
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South Bend, Indiana
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1071 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston, Boston, MA 02134-1045
Allston / Brighton
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank George W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank joewS3789KM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Everybody is envious! We rented 4 kayaks from the Alston Brighton location on July 4th and paddled to downtown. Safety is a priority. We were given a questionnaire on safety, life jackets and the boats were fitted with lights so we could be seen on...More

Thank Yvette B
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Our family had a super experience paddling in Waltham -- several kayaks, double and single, from a 5 year old to a 74 year old! Great job to the staff on the docks helping my mom, who is not too steady, into the boat, something...More

Thank MmeHP
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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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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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