South Bridge Boat House

We are a family owned business located in Concord Ma. After meeting and living in Concord our owners Shirley and the late George Rohan decided to buy the South Bridge Boat House. Since 1946 the Rohan’s have been renting canoes and kayaks on the Sudbury river. 

Contact Information

496 Main St. Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-369-9438


Dave Ekrem   November 11, 2020
Great place to rent a canoe or kayak and paddle or row the Concord River, which is so slow at this point that the current is barely discernible. It's about a half hour down to Old North Bridge. They do not have a public bathroom during the pandemic though.
P Burdette   October 22, 2020
Rented kayaks. Staff helped to push us off and pull us back onto shore. River was quiet.
zweli Miller   September 17, 2020
So beautiful. And nice people
Mahesh Shanmugam   September 6, 2020
Nice stream for kayaking in concord.
Katie P.   August 20, 2020
David was great. He provided us with maps of the river, advised us on some hidden gems and shallow areas to watch out for, and was generally speaking just a...
Quent Bruso   August 1, 2020
The kids that wait on you here are great! Very courteous and helpful! Lots of boats available for rent. Beautiful scenery around and up the river. The water itself is another matter. You have to be very careful of rocks and things. It's also very "mucky" but this all could be because it seems like the water is very low right now. Not sure if that's a seasonal issue or just because we're fairly dry at the moment (this was our first time on this river).
Tom B   July 26, 2020
Perfect place to go for a day out in a canoe, kayak or paddle board. Dave the owner is very knowledgeable and runs a great operation. We paddled to the old north bridge,stopped for a picnic and saw a lot of wildlife along the way. Turtles of all varieties dotted the logs and rocks along the shore line and blue heron were fishing for dinner on every corner. $20 per hour for a two person canoe with $60 max for the entire day. My recommendations if you go are to pack a nice picnic and definitely bring your fishing gear - Fish were jumping everywhere.
Mike M.   July 26, 2020
Staff are great! River is beautiful. Highly recommend for any group looking for a peaceful and calm outing.
Carvel Riley   June 23, 2020
This was such a calm and beautiful river with cool bridges to go under and views of lovely lake houses. There are some shady spots along the river which is nice and a few areas you can shore at if you really want to. The current is low and drifts your boat right along which makes for a real easy delightful experience. Staff is friendly and helps push you into the water when you're ready to take off. FYI they don't have restroom facilities which was the only bummer. I will definitely be returning
Divyashree R.   June 12, 2020
Reasonable prices but cash only. Equipments are fine and easy renting. The old man and the young guy both were helpful. 1.5-2 hrs kayak/ canoe is totally...
Ely Merengueli   June 7, 2020
Had a great time with my family. Very relaxing and amazing views. Would definitely recommend this place. Staff is super friendly and prices are affordable.
D C   February 4, 2020
This is a lovely little spot to come to and have an 1 1/2 canoe or kayak down river through Concord. It's very pretty and we had the opportunity to take some wonderful pictures. The boat house has a working bathroom and lots of boats, the staff are young but helpful. There is an easiness to renting (cash only). They offer a lunch and dinner cruise that could be nice but the menu wasn't of interest. We would recommend this and do it again!
Hillary Lam   August 12, 2019
Beautiful canoeing and kayaking river. Very relaxing and peaceful! $20 for an hour.
Rob G.   June 15, 2019
Good prices, equipment is ok, but the best is the excursion to the minute man historic monument and house. Make sure you pick a good, clear, and warm day...
Meliskaz HA   July 11, 2018
It was very peaceful... You can stop and see some history..Dave was very nice, thoughtful and helpful...Anyone with a prosthesis can come here. Enjoyed it very much.