Kayak and Canoe Rentals
Summer 2013 Kayak Rental Hours
June 8 - August 31, 2013
Weekdays: Noon - 8 p.m. / Weekends: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
September: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (weekends only)
Kayak and Canoe Rentals
Our mission is to offer educational and recreational kayaking opportunities to the UMass community and greater public. We provide instructional courses for adults and children of all skill levels and offer kayak rentals daily on the Merrimack River. We would love to get you out on the water, feeling confident, and having fun!
We rent single or tandem kayaks and canoes by the hour. Rental rates are listed in the chart below. All rates include paddle(s), life jackets (PFDs), and basic safety/paddling instructions.
Shuttle service is now available! We will drive participants about 15 minutes upstream to a kayak launch and put you on the water. You will then enjoy a relaxing float/paddle 6 miles downstream, ending back at the Kayak Center. The 6 mile paddle will take approximately 1.5-2hrs depending on conditions.
Cost: $40 for a single, $60 for a tandem, and includes kayak, equipment, map, 2 hours of paddle time, and transportation to kayak launch.
Availability: Saturdays/Sundays: 10am, 12pm, and 4pm; Weekdays 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm
Exceptions apply on some days with instructional programs. Reservations Recommended.
We ask that each participant review and complete a release of liability waiver before renting a kayak with us to better inform you about possible risks associated with kayaking. Waivers can be reviewed and completed ahead of time by clicking the links below. Paper copies area valiable at the Kayak Center. Please contact Rachel Iversen, the Outdoor Program Coordinator, with any questions. 978-934-1932.
Reservations: To reserve a kayak ahead of time, check shuttle availability, or reserve your seat on the shuttle, call the Kayak Center at 978-995-2362.
Discounts: Discounts are given to UMass Lowell Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni with a valid ID. Discounts may also be given to groups, of 10 or more; see our main page or contact Rachel Iversen at 978-934-1932 for more information.
Note: We ask that you provide and valid ID or a credit card as collateral to check out a kayak or canoe. This will be returned once the kayak is returned to the Boathouse.
|Kayak Rental Rates
||UMass Lowell Singles
||UMass Lowell Tandem
|Half Day (4 hours)
Season and Monthly Passes
Our season and monthly passes are a great bargain for people looking to spend 7 or more days on the water with us each month. Passes are good for unlimited single kayak or canoe rentals. A $10 guest fee will apply each time a pass-holder rents a tandem kayak or canoe
Purchase a Pass
. Passes may also be purchased at the UMass Lowell Kayak Center.
Our kayak rental center will be selling our rental boats to the public after each season. For more information, complete the interest request on our Boathouse and Kayak Center main page.