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  • Boating in Boston
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Boating in Boston facet_type_id: 5d6605a0-5f37-1032-9fba-c7c6e40f1db9 html_text: Boating in Boston drops oars in seven 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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    Lake Quannapowitt Town Common
    Wakefield, MA US
  • Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals
    Hitting some rough seas in your life? Take some time to unwind on one of the many lovely boats at Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals in Ipswich. Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the center. This center welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family. Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the center's Topsfield Rd location offers nearby street parking.
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    230 Topsfield Rd
    Ipswich, MA US
  • Fishaholiks
    A day with Fishaholiks isn't your typical fishing trip. Things start early, with groups learning to cast nets, forage for bait, and paddle their kayaks. The latter—along with bikes—allow the guides and their clients to access some of the best urban fishing destinations in the Boston area. Guides help men and women fish for freshwater species such as northern pike, as well as saltwater species such as striped bass. The use of kayaks also offers an eco-friendly alternative to fishing from motorized boats.
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    106 Beacon Street
    Somerville, MA US
  • Salem Kayak
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Salem Kayak facet_type_id: b6dd9ef0-5f2c-1032-8bbd-25e4e8748df6 html_text: |- The first swish of the paddle when seated inside one of Salem Kayak's vessels unlocks a whole new world. That simple act of water displacement can take a person to nearby islands, into the nesting places of seagulls, or down the treelined banks of the Danver's River. Salem Kayak's location on Winter Island Maritime Park grants easy access to all of these destinations, which guides and groups explore on eight different tours. Of course, people need to master the basics before they can chart their own aquatic adventures. Salem Kayak has that covered as well. Their instructors lead classes for complete beginners, which cover every step, from choosing the right gear (recreational or ocean kayaks), to basic navigation, to problem solving while out on the water. From there, paddlers can move on to the elements of forward and backwards strokes, or learn to navigate around the large rocks that Mother Nature placed by the shore for safe-keeping.
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    50 Winter Island Road
    Salem, MA US
  • 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. 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 kayaks hang alongside 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.
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    15 Broad Canal Way
    Cambridge, MA US
  • Community Rowing Boathouse
    Since its inception as a nonprofit organization in 1985, Community Rowing Inc. has guided more than 15,000 students in invigorating rowing sessions held on the Charles River. Their experienced staff of Olympians and coaches helps students to become familiar with industry-standard boats and rowing machines through comprehensive introductory lessons and extended handshakes with the rowing arms. After gleaning the skills necessary to properly use equipment, students gain access to locker rooms, training areas, and any additional courses on the Charles River. The full-body, calorie-burning workouts are available throughout the week, allowing students to learn essential techniques such as sweeping, sculling, and dealing peacefully with the water road rage of aggressive gondoliers.
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    20 Nonantum Road
    Boston, MA US

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