Umass will be returning with limited hours for the 2021 season! Join us Sept.7-Oct 17 for boating on Boston Harbor

2021 Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 1pm – Sunset
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – Sunset

Note: Dock call is 30 minutes before sunset

Sailing address:

Fox Point Boat Dock,
Harbor Walk/University Drive,
South Dorchester, MA 02125

September 7th-October 17th
Fox Point Boathouse: 857-452-1766
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Courageous Sailing at UMass Boston will return on May 1st 2018

We had a great 2017 season down at the Fox Point Dock. Please join us next year for more sailing and kayaking.

Hours of operation

Closed until 2018!

Our 2018 season will run from May 1st to October 15th

Additionally, Courageous @ UMass may suspend operations or close early due to weather. Please call ahead if you think the weather may affect our hours.



Unlimited Free Access at the Fox Point Dock

Kayaking, sailing, and sailing lessons are free to UMass Boston students with valid ID!

Sign our waiver and send a photo of your student ID to, and tell us what you are interested in.

Sign the Waiver


Already know how to sail? We have four Rhodes 19s, which are perfect small sailboats for beginner sailors, and for daysails around the UMass Boston peninsula.


We have 3 Bic solo kayaks and 4 Perception tandem kayaks. These open top kayaks are a pleasure for exploring the coves of Dorchester Bay and UMass Boston’s peninsula, and are versatile boats for use by beginners and experienced kayakers.

Sailing Lessons

Learn to sail – no prior knowledge of boats required. Start off with just an hour or two of instruction and build your way toward taking sailboats out by yourself!

Call or stop by the boathouse for information on our Intro to Sailing Classes, and to schedule further classes. Check our calendar for the regular lesson schedule.



Open to the Public at the Fox Point Dock

Hourly Sailing Rentals*
$20 for the first hour
$15 for every additional hour

Hourly Kayak and rowboat rentals*
$15 per hour
$45 per day

Private sailing lessons or cruise:
$95 per hour/$45 for members!

*Free for members

Please check out our FAQ or call, email or stop by for more information.

What to bring with you

  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Your positive attitude
  • Student ID
  • Closed-toed Shoes

Online Waiver

Sign the waiver ahead of your visit. Everyone must have a current waiver to go out on a boat at UMass Boston.

Sign the waiver

Cancellation Policy

Lessons must be cancelled 72 hours (3 Days) beforehand to be considered valid.  If a student misses or cancels 3 lessons in an invalid way, he or she can be denied the ability to schedule lessons.  If they would like to be put on the waitlist, they may do that instead.

Sailing address:

Fox Point Boat Dock,
Harbor Walk/University Drive,
South Dorchester, MA 02125