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Canoe & Kayak

Canoe & Kayak @ Kendall Square

Paddle in the heart of Boston and Cambridge with Charles River Canoe & Kayak @ Kendall Square - check website for hours of operation!

15 Broad Canal Street

KayakersPaddle in the heart of Boston and Cambridge! Canoe & Kayak @ Kendall Square is just steps from the Red Line and paddle strokes from a phenomenal view of the Boston skyline and the Esplanade, as well as other nearby landmarks like the Zakim Bridge, MIT, the Museum of Science, and Boston University. Come visit our boat launch, boardwalk, and landscaped areas for recreation and relaxation to the existing public amenities such as the ice skating rink, farmers' market, and FREE concert series. All of this work is part of the continuing effort to make Kendall Square a dynamic, mixed-use environment to be enjoyed by tenants, residents, and neighbors.

Public Dock

The Kendall Square dock is open to the public from dawn to dusk, so anyone can access the Charles River from Kendall Square! Boats can be dropped off in the 15-minute parking adjacent to the dock, but cars must be moved to a long-term parking area (our garage is the most convenient option).

Public Boat Rentals

If you don’t have your own boat, Charles River Recreation offers hourly rentals of canoes and kayaks, including the option to paddle one-way to or from Canoe & Kayak @ Kendall Square the Chalres River Recreations location in Boston on Soldier’s Field Road in Allston/Brighton.

Guided River and Harbor Tours

Charles River Recreation will also be offering guided Skyline Tours, Harbor Tours, and Barbeque Tours both to and from Canoe & Kayak @ Kendall Square during both the daytime and evening that explore the Charles River, the Esplanade, and Boston Harbor.

Public Boat Storage

Don’t have room to store your canoe, kayak, or rowing shell? Keep it at Canoe & Kayak @ Kendall Square! Our outdoor racks allow you to access your boat anytime. It’s just a short carry to the public dock.

For more information about Canoe & Kayak @ Kendall Square, including rates, directions, and hours of operation, please visit