Community Boating has a wide range of watercraft perfect for beginner to expert sailors. With over one hundred seventy different options to choose from our members have access to the greatest dinghy, keelboat, windsurfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding fleet in metro Boston area!
Our Fleet Consists of The Following:
66 Centerboard Mercuries
14 Keel Mercuries
2 UAP Keel Mercuries
5 Rhodes 19s
2 Ideal 18s
30+ Sit-on-Top Single/Double Kayaks
10+ Stand-Up Paddleboards
One-Day Kayak Rentals
One-day kayak rentals are available on a first-come, first-serve basis during the Adult Program operating hours. Single or double sit-on-top kayaks are available for $40 for the day. Kayaking is limited to the basin between the Mass Ave. bridge and the Longfellow bridge. Lifejackets are provided and must be worn at all times. Must be able to swim 75 yards. No prior experience required.
Children must be at least 40″ to kayak and must be able to swim 75 yards.
There is no parking available at the boathouse. Parking is available at the LAZ Parking lot located at 213 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114 next to Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and adjacent to the Red Line Charles/MGH circle from 5PM to 10PM on weekdays and 6AM to 10PM on weekends and holidays (excluding July 4th). Parking validation may be purchased at CBI’s Front Office during operating hours for $9. You must provide your parking ticket, and it must be time stamped within the appropriate times listed above in order to redeem the discount. The Front Office closes at sunset so purchase your parking voucher before you go on the dock or on the water to ensure that you can purchase a voucher at CBI. Otherwise, you will need to pay at the LAZ Parking lot facility.
The large blue lockers located in the main bay (the large room on the first floor), are rented on a seasonal basis at a cost of $90 for the season. Please ask at the front desk if you are interested. There are small grey day lockers on the dock outdoors that may be used free of charge on a daily basis only. It is highly recommended that you bring a lock to lock your items (we recommend a keyed padlock, which we also sell at the front desk). The front desk and the dock house cannot hold any personal possessions, so make sure you bring only necessary items. CBI is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
There are showers in both the men’s and women’s rest rooms, including handicapped accessible stalls. There is a clothes dryer located in sail bay (where we stow our sails) for your convenience.
CBI has handicapped-accessible bathrooms and showers for men and women. The boathouse and dock are also handicapped-accessible. If you need any assistance, please ask us and we will help you any way we can.