It may have taken me a year to actually use the voucher I bought from Living Social, but I did it! And it was awesome.
We were on the Charles just west of the city, in Needham (and Newton and West Roxbury, I think?), and it was beautiful. I know that the river runs parallel to 95 for most of this stretch, but unless you stop and listen carefully to hear the sound of traffic you wouldn’t know. It’s kind of nice listening to just the sound of your paddles and the wind blowing through the trees.
I also managed to not get a sunburn, woohoo!