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Charles River Canoe & Kayak Cambridge at Kendall Square

Cambridge, MA 02146
+1 617-965-5110
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Soo first off kayaking was 5 star experience and it's a great location. Easy to get to by the red... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah A
via mobile
Explore the hidden beauty of the Charles River

This is a wonderful, family friendly establishment dedicated to getting people out and enjoying the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Donald S
Boston, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Cambridge, MA 02146
+1 617-965-5110

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Soo first off kayaking was 5 star experience and it's a great location. Easy to get to by the red line and it was great to be able to pay by the hour. Though 3 star customer service as they were not helpful whatsoever. No...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a wonderful, family friendly establishment dedicated to getting people out and enjoying the serene beauty of the Charles River. They can start you out on highly stable recreational vehicles and you can move up as your comfort level grows. Each of the 4...More

1  Thank Donald S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

You entered one tent after another with people who knew what they were doing. The process from filling out forms to getting into the canoe with water bottles and waterproof sacks.The process went oh so so smoothly. The Charles River has so much to see...More

1  Thank niagaratraveller2016
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I own a pair of 14ft kayaks in Rhode Island. We both work in Boston and I actually work just down the street from the Charles River Canoe and Kayak in Kendell Square (I walk right by them everyday to and from...More

1  Thank Don G
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

They are very organized. Permits were all quickly filled out and signed. We all had kayaked before. I could see for the inexperienced they were giving instructions. Gear was quickly given out to 5 of us and I think we were paddling in 15 minutes....More

1  Thank Jacalyn D
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great experience! So glad I checked around - they're dog friendly! Reasonable rates and easy to get to/from. I'll be going back... Frequently!

1  Thank Cara C
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time kayaking the Charles. Learning about Boston and Cambridge. Our guide was Michelle. Very seasoned. Very patient. Very, very nice. We were given pre-trip and scenario training. The dock hands were great. Everything was comfortable and CLEAN! There were 7 in...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Paddling on the Charles gives both locals and visitors a unique view of the city of Boston. Rentals are easy, inexpensive, and include everything you'll need for a fun few hours paddling the river. When leaving from the Kendall Square location the only thing to...More

1  Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Great experience with this company. They have everything you need for a great unguided trip on the river. They made sure we were well fitted with life jackets and helped us in and out of boat. We wanted a canoe but they said it was...More

2  Thank 3olboy
Reviewed 26 June 2016

If you're looking for something fun to do during the summer, you should definitely check out Charles River Canoe & Kayak. The kayaking is pretty easy, and there are also options to rent a canoe or a stand-up paddleboard. Furthermore, if you really enjoy kayaking...More

2  Thank Indira P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does anyone know if this facility has sculling boats (as in rowing with 2 oars?). Thanks! Romy
10 April 2016|
Response from markskipaddle | Property representative |
We just have canoes kayaks and paddleboards. Try Community Rowing. CRI. ORG