Kayak & Canoe Rentals

Kayak Rental Photo

Enjoy Kayaking, Canoeing or Paddle Boarding on the Merrimack River!


Rental TypeDuration & Cost
1 Hour3 HoursFull Day (Including Offsite)Weekend (3 Days Offsite)
Single Kayak or SUP$20$30$45$120
Tandem Kayak or Canoe$35$45$65$175

All rates include paddle(s), life jackets (PFDs) and basic safety instruction.

Single Kayaks and stand-up paddle (SUP) boards are suitable for one adult or teen. Tandem Kayaks & Canoes are suitable for two adults and 1-2 small children.

Call the Kayak Center to Reserve Rentals: 978-934-5690.

shuttlesShuttles with Rental

Rent a boat and a shuttle! We will drop you off upriver in Tyngsboro, then you will float and paddle your way back down from Tyngsboro on this quiet stretch of the Merrimack. We offer shuttles every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. This trip typically takes 2-3 hours or so, but you can stretch it out by paddling upstream first if you wish! 

Rental TypeCost
Single Kayak or SUP rental with shuttle$45
Tandem Kayak or Canoe rental with shuttle$65
Bring your own solo boat with shuttle$15
Bring your own tandem boat with shuttle$20

Read more and reserve your space at our Shuttle Services webpage.

Daily Rental Specials specials

  • Two-for-Tuesday: Rent a boat or board for the one hour price and take it for two hours, every Tuesday.
  • What's SUP? Wednesday: Rent a Stand-Up Paddleboard for half price for up to three hours, every Wednesday.
  • Tandem Thursdays: Rent a tandem boat for the price of a single for up to three hours, every Thursday.
  • Free Friend Friday: Returning customers can bring one new person (who has never been to the Kayak Center before) for free up to a three-hour rental, every Friday.

Terms terms


We accept credit card payments only. We do NOT accept American Express Cards. We accept debit cards if we can process them as a credit card. We do NOT accept cash. All rentals are subject to sales tax.  Rentals not returned will be assessed at the full retail price of equipment. We ask that you provide a valid ID and a credit card number as collateral to rent a boat.


Boats and boards may be reserved ahead of time by calling the Kayak Center during open hours at 978-934-5690. Fees must be paid in full at the time of reservation in order to hold boats. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 24 hours of reservation date.