Paddle down the Charles River, or take in pretty skyline sights from Boston Harbor.
Fortunate for us Bostonians, residing in close proximity to several bodies of water lends by itself to some exciting functions, from taking to the beaches in the summertime, to having gluttonous amounts of refreshing (or fried) seafood, and paddling, rowing, and sailing down the Charles. Double-up with a partner or head out solo to rent kayaks at these locations all over the metropolis, with straightforward access to the water. Just be absolutely sure not to suggestion the boat—you do not want to be wading in the river.
Boating in Boston
Rent a one or double kayak at a person of Boating in Boston’s boathouses at Place Pond in Middlesex Fells, exactly where you can experience in more than 2,500 acres of land by woods or water. In the pond you can paddle out to a few tiny islands and see distinctive kinds of birds and other animals. If you’re getting a excursion further outside the city, Boating in Boston has kayaks for hire in Newton, at Hopkinton State Park, and in Natick as nicely.
$18/hour/one, $25/hour/double, 4 Woodland Rd., Stoneham, 617-299-3392, 286 Cedar St. Hopkinton, 617-299-3392, 25 Commonwealth Rd., Natick, 617-299-3392, boatinginboston.com.
Paddle along the Boston Harbor in the no-wake zone overlooking the Frederick Legislation Olmsted-developed Worlds Finish peninsula, or investigate the Weir River. Kayaks easily launch into the drinking water from a floating dock, so there’s no require to hoist the boat onto the automobile or lug it to a faraway ramp. If you’re an avid fisher, give kayak fishing a check out on a Redfish Angler with deck-mounted rod holders, components, and cushioned seats.
$25/hour/single, $40/hour/double 48 George Washington Blvd., Hull, 781-962-4899, nantasketkayaks.com.
Community Boating Inc.
Get a kayak out and take a look at the Charles River lagoon. Paddling is restricted to the basin among the Mass. Ave. and Longfellow bridges. If you like currently being out on the water in a manageable kayak, check the waters in a sail boat next time—this location rents all those much too.
$32/2 hours/one, $64/2 several hours/double, 21 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, 617-523-1038, local community-boating.org.
Float along the complete 7 miles of the Mystic River, or signal up for a shuttle trip to paddle 4 miles upstream then catch a ride back home—the Somerville boathouse is a 1-mile walk from the Assembly Row T cease, making it an accessible day journey. From the Allston/Brighton spot, you will come across a nine-mile stretch to paddle without the need of a latest and parkland on both equally shores, or a one-way route to fall off your rental at the Kendall Sq.. Starting at the Cambridge boathouse is a fantastic way to see the coronary heart of the city, as nicely as the Zakim Bridge, MIT, the Museum of Science, and Boston University. Or, escape the city and head to Waltham and take a look at the Moody Road Dam, which makes the Lakes District of the Charles, a six-mile extend of flat water with no present. Paddle Boston also has solitary sea kayaks, pedal-drive kayaks, composite/thermoformed double kayaks, and kid’s kayaks for lease.
Working day Rates: $38/day/single, $49/day/double, Night Premiums: $20/working day/solitary, $26/working day/double, 32 Shore Dr., Somerville, 617-965-5110, 1071 Soldier’s Discipline, Boston, 617-965-5110, 15 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, 617-965-5110, 195 Moody St., Waltham, 617-965-5110, paddleboston.com.
Jamaica Pond Boathouse
Head down to Jamaica Simple and immediately after strolling by means of the Arboretum, choose to the water on Jamaica Pond in the Emerald Necklace and take pleasure in a tranquil excursion.
$20/hour/double, 507 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, 857-452-1770, courageoussailing.org.
South Bridge Boathouse
Found in appropriate off the Minuteman Bike path in Harmony, decide up kayaks at this boathouse to examine miles of waterways on the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord rivers. Paddle 1.5 miles to see the Previous North Bridge.
Weekday: $16/hour/one, $17/hour/double, weekend: $17/hour/one, $18/hour/double, 496 Principal St., Harmony, 978-369-9438, southbridgeboathouse.com.