UPDATE: Due to repairs that are being made to the dock at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse, a tentative opening has now been set for Saturday, April 30. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to a great season on the water. For the latest updates, please check back here or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/jamaicapond.
In Cooperation with the Boston Parks & Recreation Department, Courageous Sailing is pleased to offer boat rentals and lessons to Boston residents and visitors, young and old, on historic Jamaica Pond. Here, Courageous rents rowboats, kayaks, and sail in boats, in addition to offering a variety of sailing lessons and programs for both youth and adults. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Come visit one of Boston's most beautiful hidden gems and escape the summer city heat, affordably. The Jamaica Pond Boat House is located beside the heart of Jamaica Plain, one of Boston's most culturally rich neighborhoods. Make a day of it and visit the many eclectic shops and fine restaurants of Centre and South Streets.
Get to Know Our Neighborhood
Please note: During the months of July and August, the Boathouse is closed to the general public for weekday rentals and lessons until 3:45 pm. During this time, Courageous Sailing runs educational summer programs for local youth. Thank you for your understanding.
We may suspend operations or close early due to a weather event. Call ahead or check our Facebook Page for the latest updates.
To rent a sailboat, you must complete a one-time sailing skills checkout ($20) with one of our staff members. This check out must be scheduled in advance, either by phone, by email, or in person. You will be granted a free hour of sailing if your checkout is successful. If you need to brush up on your sailing skills, our staff will be happy to advise you on a sail training program.