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 take an instructional sailing class or purchase a sailing pass for recreational sailing. 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.

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Browse & Register

October 16, 2023 - April 01, 2024

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Holidays & Closures

  • No closures at this time.

Please Note

The Sailing Pavilion will reopen in Spring 2024.