Hours:May 3 to October 13: Thu, 4pm-half hour before sunset; Fri 1pm-half hour before sunset; Sat-Sun, Holidays, 10am-half hour before sunset. Closed on rainy days.
about Charles River Canoe and Kayak:
Charles River Canoe & Kayak is group of dedicated paddlers who love being on the water. Whether you are interested in purchasing a canoe or kayak, learning to paddle, exploring the Massachusetts coast, or renting a boat by the hour in Newton, Boston, or Lake Cochituate, they are here to make your time on the water more enjoyable.
Charles River Canoe & Kayak offers several camp programs to accommodate kids of different ages and experience levels. their goal is to generate enthusiasm for canoes and kayaks and to help campers become proficient, confident paddlers. The Camps are led by experienced guides who are skilled paddlers, patient instructors, and certified in CPR Water Safety, and Wilderness First Aid. Classes are kept small with a maximum student/instructor ratio of 6:1.
They also offer after-school kayak classes. These classes begin with an introduction to small craft safety, equipment, and basic paddle strokes. Short outings on the Charles River and games are used to develop more advanced skills.
Reservations are only accepted for groups renting six or more boats. It is rare that they run out of boats, but if they do, 15 minutes is generally the longest wait for one. The busiest rental period is between 1pm and 3:30pm on weekends and holidays.
On Foot from Harvard Square: Cross the river on JFK St. and turn right on Soldier's Field Rd. Follow sidewalk along river for 1 mile. The Green-Roofed Kiosk is located 200 yards past the Eliot Bridge. By car from Boston: Take Storrow Drive West and bear left onto Soldier's Field Rd before crossing the Eliot Bridge. Park at the first or second parking lot on the right. Look for the Green-Roofed Kiosk. Free parking is available.