$119 for a New Member Canoe, Kayak, and Standup Paddleboard Season Pass from Charles River Canoe & Kayak ($275 Value)

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$119 for a New Member Canoe, Kayak, and Standup Paddleboard Season Pass ($275 Value)

Drift under seasonal foliage or in the shadows of historic buildings in one of three types of watercrafts. Different vessels, such as plastic and composite kayaks, standard and kevlar canoes, and standup paddleboards, are available to first-time pass holders for a season’s worth of rentals at different locations, and on-land orientation is available at no additional fee. Though the Newton location does not have a firm opening date, the season begins on April 20 for Allston and Brighton and Kendall Square, May 4 for Nahanton Park, and May 18 for Natick. Opening dates are subject to change.

Charles River Canoe & Kayak

In the early ’70s, Boston-area resident Mike Farny dreamed of creating affordable outdoor recreational activities for his community to enjoy. In May of 1973, Mike set up shop in the MDC Norumbega Police Substation of Newton/Auburndale and began realizing his dream. The location—directly next to the historic Totem Pole Ballroom—perfectly enabled the environmentally friendly practice of canoeing and kayaking. Mike's vision blossomed over the years to include four other locations, each offering rentals, tours, and instruction.

Today, on-staff guides lead tours of the Charles River and Boston Harbor to educate participants in ecosystem conservation, view the skyline and sunset, or explore historic structures. Select trips also include lunch to fuel participants as they navigate difficult waterways and jump through flaming hoops. To prepare customers entering the water for the first time, instructors coach riders of all levels in private or group lessons at the paddling school, which draws on more than 30 years of instructional tradition. Staffers can also equip boaters in the shop—where P&H and Boréal kayaks hang alongside Tahoe paddleboards and Wenonah canoes, dreaming of one day being the inspiration for a traditional sea chantey. Crew members help clients choose their ride and accessories from these selections and others through free daily demonstrations.

Reviews

With the perfect weather I think is the best thing to do in Boston.

Polly L., Yelp, 9/14/12

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  1. A

    Natick

    25 Commonwealth Rd.

    Natick, Massachusetts 01760

    508-655-5746

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  2. B

    Auburndale

    2401 Commonwealth Ave.

    Newton, Massachusetts 02466

    617-965-5110

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  3. C

    North Allston

    1071 Soldier's Field Rd.

    Allston, Massachusetts 02134

    617-462-2513

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In a Nutshell

Paddlers explore the Charles River and nearby countryside aboard canoe, kayak, or standup-paddleboard rentals

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 12th, 2013. Limit 1 per person. May buy 5 additional as gifts. First time season pass holders only. Limit 1 per person per visit. Not valid until 4/20/13 for Boston and Cambridge locations. Not valid until 5/4/13 for Nahanton Park location. Not valid until 5/18/13 for Natick location. Not valid for rentals on 7/4/13 or for any other special event or activity. Opening dates subject to change. All sessions must be used by the same person. Must sign waiver. Must provide email and shipping address at checkout, which will be shared to facilitate shipping. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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