Set sail on the Charles!

The BU Sailing Pavilion will reopen in Spring 2024.


The Sailing Pavilion currently offers kayaks, paddleboards and sailboats for rent to the BU community and the public. Each are provided on a first come first serve basis. The purchase of a sailing pass unlocks access to any of the above items.


We have four west marine kayaks which can be used in either single or double configurations. No previous experience is required. Our kayaks are sit-on-top style.

Stand Up Paddleboards 

We have six Bic paddleboards for rent. No previous experience is required.


We offer five RS Zest and one RS Quest sailboats for rent. Prior experience is mandatory for the use of our sailboats.


Buy a day, month, or season pass, get fitted for a life jacket, and be on your way for a great time on the Charles River.


Members/College Students Non-Members
Day Pass Options:
Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) $12 $16
Kayak $18 $22
Sailboat $24 $30
Long-Term Options:
Monthly Pass $100 $130
Season Pass $220 $280

Purchase your day pass here.

Purchase your season pass here.