Boating In & Around Boston

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Boston offers a lot of different boating opportunities, from sailing to kayaking to taking a ferry ride or a cruise.

Maritime Security Level

Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, Somerville

Located at: Mystic River, Shore Drive
Phone: (617) 623-9039
Open: Mid-June to early September.
Sailing lessons offered.

Boston University Sailing

Located at: Boston side of the Charles River, Boston, MA 02215
Recreation Hotline (617) 353-4141 - Sailing/Kayaking Boathouse (617) 353-9307
Open: Sept.-Oct. & April-Mid May
Classes for credit available.

Charles River Canoe and Kayak

Located in Newton, Boston, and Natick
Open: Varies by location
Rentals, lessons, trips and group and corporate outings.

Community Boating 21 Embankment Road

Located: on the Charles River Esplanade
Phone: (617) 523-1038
Open: April-November.
Sailing lessons and boating programs offered.

Courageous Sailing Center

A non-profit organization that provides education and leadership opportunities to the children of Boston through the sport of sailing. They have an adult sailing program that includes lessons, membership/recreational sailing, racing, and other fun events.
Courageous Sailing Center is located in Charlestown, by the U.S.S. Constitution.

Harry McDonough Sailing Program

Day Boulevard, Castle Island, South Boston - Phone: (617)-268-8556
Open: Summer: 7 days a week, 10a.m.-sunset
Spring & Fall: 10a.m.-6p.m.
Sailing lessons are offered.

Other Boating Related & Weather Links

Massachusetts Cruise Line, Ferry & Whale Watch Cruise Links

Marina Web Cams