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Charles River Canoe & Kayak Cambridge at Kendall Square
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  • Average4%
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2 Sep 2018
24 Dec 2017
“Great gift certificate idea!”
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...more
Cambridge, MA 02146
+1 617-965-5110
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Great experience kayaking on the Charles River. I was a little nervous with all the motor boats and sail boats, but once I got used to being on the water it was fine. We will be back for sure!

Thank Brittany M
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

A friend and I randomly came across their kayaking tent while walking through the Cambridge area. I had never been kayaking before and was a bit apprehensive about the experience. I was very displeased with the lack of assistance from the staff on the dock....More

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

1  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

1  Thank ThunderRoad88
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

2  Thank SarahG2179
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 25 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 JacalynD_13
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11 April 2016|
Response from markskipaddle | Property representative |
We just have canoes kayaks and paddleboards. Try Community Rowing. CRI. ORG