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$139 for a First Time New Member Canoe, Kayak, and Standup Paddleboard Season Pass ($279 Value)

Multiple Locations

100% of 90 customers recommend

Over 690 bought
Limited quantity available

In a Nutshell

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

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 13th, 2014. First-time season pass holders only. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per person per visit. Subscribers can start as early as the first location opens. Good for all locations. Season passes are not valid for Fourth of July Fireworks Rentals or any other special event or activity. Subject to availability. Services must be used by the same person; passes are non-transferable. May use over multiple visits. Must sign waiver. Must provide name and shipping address upon purchase. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$139 for a New Member Canoe, Kayak, and Standup Paddleboard Season Pass ($279 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. The Newton location open as of April 5, the season begins on April 26 for Allston and Brighton and Kendall Square, and May 3 for Nahanton Park. 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.


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

Polly L., Yelp, 9/14/12


100% of 90 customers recommend

  • “there is NO reason not to join”

  • “Great place and people! Definitely one of the great benefits of living near The Charles.”

  • “relax and enjoy...”

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    2401 Commonwealth Ave.

    Newton, Massachusetts 02466


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    1071 Soldier's Field Rd.

    Boston, Massachusetts 02228


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    Kendall Square

    500 Broad Canal Way

    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142


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