When canoeing with another person it's important to make sure both agree on the direction to row and which version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" to time their strokes to. Groove in unison with this Groupon.
$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. Team members also organize paddlers with sufficient experience to compete in Run on the Charles, an annual canoe and kayak race down the river. Staffers can also equip boaters in the shop—where Tiderace 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 from this selection of new rides and accessories through free daily demonstrations.