Address: 15 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142
Neighboring Areas: East Cambridge, Kendall Square/MIT
Phone Number: 617-965-5110
Hours: see schedule http://www.paddleboston.com/kendall/hours.php
Kayaks PER HOUR PER DAY
Single Kayak (1 adult): $15 $60
Double Kayak (2 adults): $20 $80
Date Visited: Monday July 4th 2016
Hours Visited: 3pm-5pm
- Accepts Credit Cards
- Parking Garage, Street, Validated
- Bike Parking
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Good for Kids
- Dogs Allowed
- Offers Military Discount
FROM THE BUSINESS:
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 for easy 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!
Our Kendall Square location also hosts our spectacular Skyline Tours, Harbor Tours, and Barbeque Tours — a wonderful way for anyone to see the river. Learn more about our Cambridge Location in Kendall Square.
ATR REVIEW: 4.5/5
I went to Charles River Canoe & Kayak on July 4th with my best friend. She had been dying to go Kayaking and so we were on a mission. We went to another place but they were closed so we found our way to Kendall Square.
Overall the experience was awesome. Im a bit afraid of the water but this was easy and safe. They give everyone life vests and make sure you are wearing them properly. You have a variety of options to choose from for the type of water vessel but me and my friend chose single kayaks. The price per hour is pretty good. The only thing we could not do was go under the bridge because they had set up for fireworks later that day. We kayaked for about 2 hours. Overall the price for both of us and 2 waters was around $50.
They make you take a sign wavers and take a quiz in order to be able to use their services. You need to pass and they give you a guide to follow while taking the quiz which is helpful.
The reason I gave this a 4.5 is because there were a one aspect that was missing in order to get a full 5th star. I have kayaked in the past, years and years ago and I wish they had gone over some refreshers on how best to navigate the waters. The quiz is supposed to guide you with what to do and what not to do, but they didn’t go over how paddling works. I crashed into some things a few times and maybe this would have helped.
The only other real con that is extremely minor is that the life vest smelled like wet dog. I am a huge dog lover and everyone knows that about me, but I wasn’t keen on the wet dog smell while I was kayaking.
The location is amazing right at kendall square and there are lots of restaurants right next to it. I recommend for a nice summer/spring day event! And I cannot wait to go back again.