Best Values for Solo Kayak Rentals in Boston
You can’t beat this panoramic view of Boston as you paddle in the basin near the Hatch Shell. Check out the Charles River Basin and Frederick Law Olmsted esplanade lagoon system while enjoying breathtaking views of historic Back Bay, Beacon Hill, MIT and the Zakim and Longfellow bridges. The season ends October 31st.
21 David G Mugar Way
$20 from 5 to 6:45 p.m.
Season passes offer another money-saving option; they cost just $179 per season for first-time paddlers. Charles River Canoe and Kayak offers plenty of choices, with beautiful locations in Boston, Cambridge, Medford, Somerville and Waltham, plus two locations in Newton. The season ends early- to mid-October. Reserve a boat.
$16 for one hour
A season pass for an adult is $219. If you have children, the benefit of a camp discount is something to consider.
- Enjoy unlimited paddling at any Boating in Boston location
- Enjoy unlimited sailing at 3 sailing locations
- Half-off all classes & tours (except Sup Yo classes)
- 10% off Boating is Fun Camp
Paddlers can select from among four locations:
- Hopkinton Reservoir in Hopkinton State Park
- Lake Cochituate at Cochituate State Park in Natick
- Spot Pond Reservoir in Stoneham
- Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield
The season ends at the end of September. Make a reservation.
$20 for one hour
Oddly, the most expensive boating program is a public program run in conjunction with the Boston Department of Parks and Recreation, usually made most affordable to fit the budgets of all Bostonians. But it’s a beautiful place to paddle, and a quick walk to restaurants on Centre St. for a bite to eat. The season ends October 31st.
507 Jamaica Way