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Sail the Charles River.

The BU Sailing Pavilion will re-open in April for the 2023 season! Come rent paddleboards, kayaks, and sailboats! Buy a day or season pass, get fitted for a life jacket, and be on your way for a great time on the Charles River.

Your gateway to the Charles River is at the Boston University Sailing Pavilion! The Sailing Pavilion is open to the BU community as well as the general public for recreational sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle board use. All are invited to join our sailing program by taking an instructional sailing class or purchasing a sailing card. Spend some time sailing and experience the profound effect that spending time outdoors and on the water can have on your mind, body and soul.

Contact the Sailing Pavilion at 617-549-8360 or email us at

For group events using kayaks or stand up paddleboards, please contact FitTreks Outdoor Programs at 617-353-ROCK(7625) or email us at

To access the Sailing Pavilion: use the pedestrian bridge behind the Law School to access the Esplanade. At the bottom of the stairs, continue straight (west), and the pavilion is just before the BU Bridge.

Buy a Day Pass

Passes will be available for purchase in spring ’23.

Drop-in for the day. Day-of drop-in passes are available here.

Buy a Season Pass

Passes will be available for purchase in spring ’23.

Sail for the entire season!

Sailing Pavilion Hours

The Sailing Pavilion is closed for the season and will re-open in Spring 2023

Please note: due to high winds, thunderstorms, and other dangerous weather, the Sailing Pavilion must occasionally close during normal operating hours without advanced notice.



Members/CollegeĀ Students Non-Members
Daily Pass
Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) $12 $16
Kayak $18 $22
Sailboat $24 $30
Season Pass $100 $150

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