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Sail what you want, when you want.

Available as a daily, monthly, or seasonal card, the Recreational Sailing Card provides the holder access to sailboats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. All participants must sign a waiver verifying their ability to swim.

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Boston University Sailing Pavilion

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 this summer season 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 617-353-9307 or

To access the Sailing Pavilion: Use pedestrian bridge behind law school to access the Esplanade.  At the bottom of the stairs continue straight (West) and the pavilion is just before the BU Bridge. View map.

Not ready to sail on your own? Take a group or private lesson at the BU Sailing Pavilion.

Sailing Pavilion Hours

Spring 2019

Closed for the season.


Recreational Sailing Card Rates

Sailing Cards FitRec Member Non-FitRec Member
Daily Pass $20 $35
30-Day Pass $40 $75
Seasonal Pass $100 $180

Recreational Sailing Card Dates

Sessions Dates
Spring 6-Week session Spring 2018 dates TBD
Summer 1 6-Week session Summer 1 2018 dates TBD
Summer 2 6-Week session Summer 2 2018 dates TBD


Passes are sold per person, not per boat. Guest passes are available only to the guest of a holder of a current seasonal or 30-day pass. Children under 12 may sail for free with a parent/guardian who holds a current pass.

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