Marine Operations

Waterfront Recreation Program

person in kayak

The UMass Boston Waterfront Recreation Program provides:

  • FREE Intro to Sailing and Kayaking courses*
  • FREE use of boats all summer long*
  • Kayaking
  • Stand up paddle boards
  • Membership opportunities for the community, staff, and faculty

*for students with valid ID and members

Watersports at UMass Boston for 2015

Due to the impacts of construction on campus and related accessibility upgrades taking place this this season to the Fox Point Dock we are limiting our regular waterfront activities and programming. However we will still be offering sailing, kayaking, and standup paddleboarding FREE for UMass Boston students with a valid ID.

You can take sailing lessons and kayak tours from the Fox Point Dock on Fridays from June through September at noon and 2 p.m. by appointment only.

Kayaking and stand-up paddle will be available just around the corner to the northeast from the UMass Boston campus on Carson Beach in South Boston. Information for that location can be found here.

Carson Beach Hours of Operation

  Wednesday - Friday Weekends & Holidays Last Boat Out
May 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.  10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
June/July 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 7 p.m.
August 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
September 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

If you are planning a special event at UMass Boston and would like to include watersports in your activities, please call 617.299.3392; kindly allow 3 weeks notice.