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Charles River Canoe & Kayak Cambridge at Kendall Square

Cambridge, MA 02146
+1 617-965-5110
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Great gift certificate idea!

Our friends gave us a gift certificate to Charles River Canoe, and it's good for SEVEN years and... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
Peter K
Needham, United States
Canoe rental

My wife and myself rented two canoes from charles canoe and had a wonderful couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Randalstown, United Kingdom
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Paddle in the heart of Boston and Cambridge from our location in Kendall Square! Treat yourself to a phenomenal view of the Boston skyline and the Esplanade, as well as other nearby landmarks like the Zakim Bridge, M.I.T., the Museum of Science, and Boston University. This nine-mile stretch of river has no current, allowing painless round trips. However, renters can also enjoy one-way trips to or from our Boston location in Allston/Brighton — a unique way to see the city! Experienced paddlers can even venture into Boston Harbor for an unforgettable adventure! Our Kendall Square location also hosts our spectacular Skyline Tours, Harbor Tours, and Barbeque Tours — a wonderful way for anyone to see the river.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Our friends gave us a gift certificate to Charles River Canoe, and it's good for SEVEN years and can be used to canoe, paddle, kayak, row xc ski or ice skate! I just got one for a friend for his retirement gift, now that he...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and myself rented two canoes from charles canoe and had a wonderful couple of hours exploring the Charles River near to where they are based in Cambridge. It was a very warm day with no wind yet very pleasant on the water. The...More

Thank andante33
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We took 2 double kayaks one way from Kendall to Harvard due to wind direction helping that direction. Great scenery in Charles River basin, then it goes a bit non-descript for a few miles, then nice again as you approach Harvard. Nice and easy conditions,...More

Thank SolanaMike
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Soo first off kayaking was 5 star experience and it's a great location. Easy to get to by the red line and it was great to be able to pay by the hour. Though 3 star customer service as they were not helpful whatsoever. No...More

1  Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a wonderful, family friendly establishment dedicated to getting people out and enjoying the serene beauty of the Charles River. They can start you out on highly stable recreational vehicles and you can move up as your comfort level grows. Each of the 4...More

1  Thank Donald S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You entered one tent after another with people who knew what they were doing. The process from filling out forms to getting into the canoe with water bottles and waterproof sacks.The process went oh so so smoothly. The Charles River has so much to see...More

1  Thank niagaratraveller2016
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I own a pair of 14ft kayaks in Rhode Island. We both work in Boston and I actually work just down the street from the Charles River Canoe and Kayak in Kendell Square (I walk right by them everyday to and from...More

1  Thank Don G
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

They are very organized. Permits were all quickly filled out and signed. We all had kayaked before. I could see for the inexperienced they were giving instructions. Gear was quickly given out to 5 of us and I think we were paddling in 15 minutes....More

1  Thank Jacalyn D
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great experience! So glad I checked around - they're dog friendly! Reasonable rates and easy to get to/from. I'll be going back... Frequently!

1  Thank Cara C
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time kayaking the Charles. Learning about Boston and Cambridge. Our guide was Michelle. Very seasoned. Very patient. Very, very nice. We were given pre-trip and scenario training. The dock hands were great. Everything was comfortable and CLEAN! There were 7 in...More

1  Thank Kevin M
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10 April 2016|
Response from markskipaddle | Property representative |
We just have canoes kayaks and paddleboards. Try Community Rowing. CRI. ORG