Contact Us

Community Boating, Inc.

21 David G Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-523-1038
Fax: 617-523-6959

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us by phone or use the form below to reach the appropriate party. You may also e-mail [email protected] if you are unsure about which department to contact.

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Location

The Community Boating boathouse is located near downtown Boston at 21 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114 on the Charles River Esplanade between the Hatch Shell and the Longfellow Bridge.

Public Transportation

The best way to Community Boating is by the T—the closest stop is Charles/MGH on the Red Line. Cross over the footbridge to the Esplanade.

Parking

There is no parking available at the boathouse. Parking is available at the LAZ Parking lot located 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.

Hours of Operation

Community Boating is open from April 1 to October 31.

Adult Program 2018
Season Weekdays Weekends and Holidays*
Spring (April 1 – June 17) 1PM - Sunset 9AM - Sunset
Summer (June 18 – August 24) 3PM - Sunset 9AM - Sunset
Fall (August 25 – October 31) 1PM - Sunset 9AM - Sunset
*The Adult Program is closed July 3rd and 4th for our 4th of July Sailabration Fundraiser.
Any watercraft that is not a Mercury must return to CBI half an hour before sunset.

Junior Program 2018
Season Weekdays Weekends and Holidays*
Summer (June 18 – August 24) 8:30AM – 3PM Closed
*The Junior Program is closed July 4th for our 4th of July Sailabration Fundraiser.

Universal Access Program 2018
Season Weekdays Weekends
Spring (April 1 – June 17) 1:00PM - 5:30PM 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Summer (June 18 – August 24) 10:30AM - 5:00PM 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Early Fall (August 25 – September 23) 1:00PM - 5:30PM 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Late Fall (September 24 – October 31) 1:00PM - 4:00PM 10:00AM - 4:00PM
By appointment only. Some times may be unavailable due to UAP events.
On-the-water lessons are not held during thunderstorms or very heavy winds.

Rental Hours 2018
Season Weekdays Weekends and Holidays
Spring (Apr 1 – Jun 17) 1p - 30min before sunset 9a - 30min before sunset
Summer (Jun 18 – Aug 25) 3p - 30min before sunset 9a - 30min before sunset
Fall (Aug 25 – Oct 31) 1p - 30min before sunset 9a - 30min before sunset
**We recommend that rentals be purchased no later than 1.5 hours before sunset.**

Gift Certificates

You may learn more about and purchase gift certificates at our Gift Certificates page. Click here for more information about gift certificates.

Member Concerns

At Community Boating, we’re committed to offering the highest possible quality of programming to our members. If at any time a member or guest has a concern or suggestion about any aspect of our organization, we ask that you speak or contact the appropriate program director.

– For youth sailing, please use the contact form above to reach Niko Kotsatos, Junior Program Director, at the “Junior Program” Department.
– For adult sailing, please use the contact form above to reach Sam Pierson, Adult Program Director, at the “Adult Program” Department.
– For accessible sailing, please use the contact form above to reach the UAP team, at the “Universal Access Program” Department.
– Or if you wish, you may contact Executive Director, Charlie Zechel, at the contact form above at the “Member Concern” Department.

Youth Programs
Adult Programs
Accessible Programs