Charles River Moonlight Canoe Tour

Enjoy a Three-Hour Moonlight Charles River Canoe Tour from Newton

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$86

Charles River Moonlight Canoe Tour

Enjoy a Three-Hour Moonlight Charles River Canoe Tour from Newton

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Enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors during a guided three-hour Charles River Canoe Tour at dusk. This unique experience gift begins just 20 minutes west of Boston in Newton, Massachusetts. Here on the flat-water Lakes District of the Charles River you and your guest will meet with your friendly Guide and the rest of the group.

At the Newton Boathouse you will be fitted with all of the equipment you need for this aquatic moonlit adventure. Once suited up, you will receive a quick introduction to canoeing strokes and a brief overview of the tour route. Once ready, you'll push off just as the sun is beginning to set.

As the moon rises to light your way, you'll watch herons browsing along the banks and other wildlife settling in for the night. During this relaxing canoe trip, you will anchor for cheese and crackers, light snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert before returning to the boathouse. This Charles River Canoe Tour is designed for all levels and no prior experience is necessary to enjoy the relaxing 2 to 3 mile paddle under the stars!

Who Who
The Charles River Moonlight Canoe Tour Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be up to 28 additional participants on the tour.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
Massachusetts, Waltham

When When
The Charles River Canoe Tours are offered on select days a month, close to the time of the Full Moon, Memorial Day thru Labor Day, subject to availability. Tours typically begin between 6:00 and 7:00 PM.

duration Duration
The Moonlight Canoe Tours have a tour length of 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3¼ hours.

Weather Weather
The Newton Canoe Tours may be rescheduled by the Guide due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat, rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this outdoor adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
Both participants will be in the same canoe. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe are not eligible to participate. Participants should be able to swim and must wear life jackets at all times during the tour.

Gratuity for your guide is not included and may be extended following the trip.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1319-001

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Charles River Moonlight Canoe Tour Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $86


Who Who:
The Charles River Moonlight Canoe Tour Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be up to 28 additional participants on the tour.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The Charles River Canoe Tours are offered on select days a month, close to the time of the Full Moon, Memorial Day thru Labor Day, subject to availability. Tours typically begin between 6:00 and 7:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The Moonlight Canoe Tours have a tour length of 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3¼ hours.


Weather Weather:
The Newton Canoe Tours may be rescheduled by the Guide due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, flat, rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this outdoor adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Both participants will be in the same canoe. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe are not eligible to participate. Participants should be able to swim and must wear life jackets at all times during the tour.

Gratuity for your guide is not included and may be extended following the trip.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1319-001


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Charles River Moonlight Canoe Tour Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Wonderful 

5 stars

 It was the perfect night- weather was great, beautiful sunset and new moon rising over the glass-like water, it was really wonderful! We got to eat snacks as we watched the moon appear, and we saw swans and a cormorant, never seen one before! Our tour guide was a historian too, so he had a lot of info about Waltham and the Charles River. I would definitely recommend this experience! 

- - Waltham, MA

Moonlight tour 

4 stars

 It was great. Only suggestion would be for the leaders to really tie the boats together and keep them together. Perhaps if there wete loops on the ends of yhe ropes and portable hooks o the boat. And have a small portable tray to put all the food on to pass around. Also a small potable light on the tray so you can actually see the food. 

- - Newton

Moonlight Canoe Tour 

3 stars

 This was an ok experience. It's hard with 12 boats full of people who don't know how to canoe and therefore don't have a way to communicate things like speed, direction and control to their boatmate. it seemed to me this would be a perfect couples' therapy event! Also, when the full moon is hidden by clouds, maybe some further illumination during the flotilla snack time would've been helpful. I could hear frustration from the people around me on that one. also, for some reason, the second guide that guided us all back went much slower than the leader on the way out, and I had to keep my husband from barreling past him to get to the docks. He was impatient with being banged in to because no one really knew how to be in the water with other boats, us included! still, an intriguing time. 

- - Randolph

Canoe Tour Review 

4 stars

 We enjoyed our canoe trip of the Charles River. If anything, we would have prefered perhaps a more refined snack on the river rather than prepackaged quesadillas and pinwheels, some nicer cheeses and crackers and other more 'gourmet' items. This was a wedding gift from a friend. 

- - Somerville

Question: Is there any restriction to them bringing wine for their own personal consumption while on the boat?

Answer: Unfortunately participants are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages along with them on the Charles River Moonlight Canoe Tour.

Question: My parents are traveling to Boston next month and thought they may enjoy the Moonlight Canoe tour on the Charles River. I noticed that it's only offered a few days per month. Do you expect them to open up any more dates?

Answer: The Charles River Moonlight Canoe Tour is only offered on or near the full moon from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Question: Can I take the T?

Answer: Yes. Take the MBTA Commuter Rail's Fitchburg Line to Waltham. Turn left on Moody Street and Right on Crescent Street. After 0.7 miles turn right on Woerd Avenue and left onto Riverview. The distance is approximately 1.2 miles and usually takes about 25 minutes to walk.

Question: My grandparents expressed interest in the Charles River Moonlight Canoe Tour. I was thinking about purchasing the experience for their wedding anniversary but want to make sure they can handle it. How strenuous is the tour and how far will they go? Are there any other restrictions that I should be aware of before I purchase the certificate?

Answer: The moonlight tour travels 2 to 3 miles at a very leisurely pace. It's a tour and not a workout. The participants need to be able to swim, wear their life jackets at all times, and not have any physical conditions that would be considered unsafe for the tour.