Wednesday, May 31, 2023 9:00a -
Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 10:00p

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All hands on deck! Boston’s got some of New England’s best boating destinations, from the gleaming Harbor to the beautiful Jamaica Pond. Whether you want to try paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, or even sailing, it’s time to leave the shore behind and say hello to summer on the water.

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Paddle Boston Rentals 

Where: Allston/Brighton, Kendall Square, Somerville, Newton, Waltham, Medford 

Cost: $30-55/hr 

What: Cambridge boating rentals have finally returned for the season! Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and explore sightseeing in the heart of the city. Locations include Kendall Square, Allston/Brighton, Somerville, Newton, Medford, and Waltham. 

Boating in Boston Rentals 

Where: Spot Pond (Stoneham)

Cost: $18.50-34/hr 

What: Whether you’re looking to paddleboard, kayak, or canoe, Boating in Boston Rentals has it all. Pack a lunch and explore the beauty of their locations within Hopkinton State Park, Lake Cochituate, and Spot Pond Reservoir. 

Classic Harbor Line Sailing

Where: Rowes Wharf

Cost: $55-82/sail

What: Set sail across the Atlantic. Classic Harbor Line invites visitors to experience the beauty of Boston Harbor with a sunny day sail, a lovely evening sail, or various special sails which include fun drinks (and even upcoming chances to see Fourth of July fireworks in the Harbor)!

Liberty Fleet Sailing

Where: Long Wharf

Cost: $42-55/sail

What: You know what they say, Boston’s best seen by water. Hop on board a tall ship for a chance to glide around the Harbor. Liberty Fleet Sailing offers day sails, sunset cruises, and other fun events coming in June (tropical cocktails, anyone?) 

Jamaica Pond Rentals

Where: Jamaica Plain

Cost: $20-45/hr

What: You don’t need to drive hours—Jamaica Pond is one of Boston’s best nearby spots to rent a kayak, paddleboard, or rowboat for the day. And if you’re a seasoned sailor, you can even rent a sailboat after passing a quick checkout. 

Community Boating Rentals

Where: Charles River

Cost: $34/two hrs (kayaks/paddleboards); $85-119/ two hrs (sailing)

What: Community Boating offers non-members the chance to take their boats for a spin. Travel along the length of the Esplanade and watch the sun set over the Boston skyline. Plus, experienced sailors can even rent two types of sailboats!

South Bridge Boat House Rentals 

Where: Concord

Cost: $13-18/hr 

What: This adorable family owned business invites visitors to meander the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers. Book a canoe or kayak for a peaceful balmy day. 

Boston Electric Boats 

Where: India Wharf Marina

Cost: $40+/per person for 12 person-rental

What: Cruise the harbor with your besties or book an outing for your team. With Boston Electric Boats, you can rent a private boat with a captain or try your hand at being the captain yourself! 

Sup Yo Paddleboards (Starting June 4) 

Where: Seaport

Cost: $45/hr

What: Get in touch with your inner zen. Yoga is so much better in the middle of the water, so rent a paddleboard and take a class with Sup Yo now!


Bonus FREE canoe & kayak event: 

Neponset Day 

Where: Dorchester

Cost: FREE

What: You heard us right. On June 3, you can canoe and kayak for free! Get excited for food trucks, ice cream, and family fun at the famous annual Neponset Day. 


Whether you’re an avid kayaker or paddleboard yoga master, Boston’s got the best spots for boat rentals this season. 

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