NASHOBA PADDLER IS NOW OPEN!
BY PHONE RESERVATION ONLY, SORRY NO WALK-INS

Canoe, Kayak, & SUP Rentals

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FULLY READ THROUGH OUR RENTAL POLICIES REGARDING SAFETY MEASURES AND NEW PROCEDURES

Rent quality Old Town canoes and kayaks and BIC stand up paddleboards on the beautiful, friendly Nashua River in West Groton, Massachusetts. Launch from our rental site and paddle for hours in either direction! Our friendly rental staff will assist you with your boat, provide paddling and safety tips, give you an idea of what you might see on the river, and share the amazing story of the Nashua River's history. Have fun exploring the main channel of the Nashua, the smaller tributary of the Squannacook, and the pond-like ox bow of Dead River. Each season brings different experiences and sightings. Paddles and life vests included for all ages.

CALL TO MAKE A RESERVATION

Rental Options

We have adjusted our rates for this season to simplify things. There is a set price for each boat type. Weekend/ weekday prices are the same. We are so sorry to disappoint our regular Season Pass holders but we will not be offering Season Passes this year since we have limited reservation slots available. We will also not be offering off-site rentals or group discounts at this time.

OFFSITE RENTALS ARE NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR

RENTAL PROCEDURES

In order to reduce the possibility of spreading COVID 19, we have had to change the way we handle our rentals. Though we won’t be able to provide the hands-on personal assistance we have come to be known for, our staff will always be there with a smile (under their masks) to help guide you through the process so you can enjoy some well-needed time on the river. We are following the state’s WORKPLACE SAFETY and REOPENING STANDARDS including disinfecting equipment between uses and requiring social distancing & wearing of face masks at our rental site.

MAKING A RESERVATION: Call us at 978-448-8699

  • You MUST make a phone reservation. Sorry, but NO WALK-INS.
  • People sharing a boat must be from the same household group. Before you make a reservation, be aware that you must be comfortable entering and exiting your boat from our dock WITHOUT OUR ASSISTANCE in order to maintain social distancing. Kayaks are challenging. (Instructional video coming soon)
  • You will be required to prepay over the phone and will receive an email confirmation with important information. (Please see our cancellation & refund policy.)
  • Online LIABILITY RELEASES will be included in your confirmation email. A SEPARATE ONE IS REQUIRED FOR EACH PERSON. You will need to enter emails of everyone in your party in order for us to send them the online waiver. Minors must have their own forms signed by their parent/legal guardian.
  • You will need to reserve life jackets to fit everyone in your party so find out in advance what sizes are needed. (Infant; 30-50 lbs; 50-90 lbs; Adult XS/S; Adult M; Adult L; Adult XL)
  • Groups will be limited to 10 people.

PRIOR TO LEAVING YOUR HOUSE

  • Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID 19 infection or who has been in direct contact with someone with a known or suspected case of COVID 19 may not participate.
  • Bring your MASKS for use while at our rental base.
  • Bring a drybag or put your valuables in a ziplock and then a backpack or something you can tie to the boat (Ziplocks SINK!). We are not currently renting drybags.
  • Of course bring water and sunscreen!

AT THE RENTAL SITE

  • Follow guidance from our signs and our staff.
  • Wear your mask.
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people who are not in your household unit.
  • Unfortunately we must ask you not to linger after your paddle. We need to minimize the number of people at our site at any one time.



General Rental Rules

  • Liability Release Form must be signed by all participants. Minors (under 18 years) must have our liability release form signed by their parent.
  • Person Flotation Device (lifejacket) MUST be worn at all times in boats.
  • NO ALCOHOL or other substances which impair judgement.

Gift Certificates

Our Gift Certificates are can be used for our canoe, kayak, and SUP rentals, for our Monthly Guided Nature Tours, for our Paddling Instruction Clinics, or for our rental Season Passes. You can order online to recieve an email certificate, or stop by our rental stand to pick up a physical copy.


Purchase Gift Certificate


Season Passes

SEASON PASSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR

Group Rental Options

GROUP RENTAL DISCOUNTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR


398 West Main Street, Groton, MA | (978) 448-8699
Mailing Address: PO Box 228, West Groton, MA 01472
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