University of Massachusetts

Umass BostonThe University of Massachusetts Boston has been bringing the local community to the harbor since 1990 and in 2010 Boating in Boston joined in with kayaks, boats and a whole lotta fun.






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The Boston Harbor is simply stunning. It's a No Discharge Area which means no one, and we mean no one can pump waste into the water. We all get to benefit from beautifully clean water, so don't dilly-dally. Come and find us at the Fox Point Dock in Savin Hill Cove and get out and enjoy the harbor.

If you have our Silver or Gold Pass membership, you can just show your card and grab a boat. And Fulltime UMass Boston students are especially lucky. They not only get access to the beautiful Savin Hill Cove, they have their own UMass Boston Waterfront recreational program that lets them rent, learn and sail. If you are one of the lucky students, you can get a Silver Pass membership for Free! Check out UMB Marine Operations for more information.

We're at UMass most days but check our schedule just to make sure. We'd hate for you to miss out!

UMass Boating offers:

  • Kayak Rentals
  • Sailing Lessons
  • Kayaking Lessons
  • Kids Birthday Parties
  • Corporate/Private Events

In partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston

** Sailboats require a Silver Pass membership and are not available for hourly rentals.

UMass Boston Student?

Lucky you! We have some fantastic programs available exclusively to students at UMass!

UMass Student Boating


If you are coming from the South

Take Interstate 93 North to exit 14 ( JFK Library/Morrissey Boulevard ) and follow Morrissey Boulevard north to the campus.

If you are coming from the North

Take Interstate 93 South through Boston to exit 15 (JFK Library/South Boston/Dorchester) and follow the University of Massachusetts signs along Columbia Road and Morrissey Boulevard to the campus.

If you need to park your car

Parking is free on Sundays and you can get directions here

If you are being green and using Public Transport


Take the Red Line to JFK/UMass Station. A free shuttle bus will carry you to the campus.

Commuter Rail

Take the commuter rail to the JFK/UMass station from the South Shore on the Middleboro and Plymouth lines.