Great paddling from the Newton boathouse! We saw 19 swans (yes we counted them!), blue heron, geese, ducks, turtles and had a wonderful time. Very helpful staff at that location!!!
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spot pond. very nice experience over all, very nice staff, even though we are total first timers. will definitely be back soon
great place to kayak. Boats right in water in the Newton location. Staff is helpful and the River is very nice to kayak in. Nice scenery
It is awesome!!! Convenient location, very friendly staff.
Hopkinton is the best location, in my opinion. The key is to show up early. Gets crowded later, especially on the weekends.
Super friendly and helpful staff. We had a terrific time.
The staff are very polite, it was a great experience!
Bring an additional $1.25 in cash if you are taking a boat out for just one hour...tax isn't included in the Groupon!
Great groupon deal for 129.00. I love paddle boarding and before I buy my own, this is a great option.
dont forget to sunscreen your legs too! Overall excellent experience.
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Boating in Boston drops oars in six locations—including local lakes, ponds, the Charles River, and Boston Harbor—sending visitors on watery adventures with a fleet of canoes, kayaks, sailboats, pedal boats, paddleboards, and festive and essential lifejackets. Whether navigating the peaceful waters of Hopkinton State Park's Hopkinton Reservoir—the place that, in 2002, started it all—or campus-adjacent eddies of UMass Boston's Fox Point Landing, visitors can hit the water untrained or sharpen skills with solo or group lessons. The crew of instructors also instills a love of boating in the littlest landlubbers with youth summer camps that teach basic skills and safety.
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