UMass Lowell Kayak Center

Kayak Tours and Events

View all of our tours and events below. All rates include paddle(s), life jackets (PFD), and safety/paddling instructions. If you have questions about any of these programs please e-mail the program coordinator Ken Follette. 

Weekly Events

Weekly special are available throughout the summer!

  • Two-for-Tuesdays: Get two-hour rentals for the price of 1 hour, every Tuesday
  • Free-Friend Fridays: 4-8 p.m. rent a tandem kayak for the price of a single every Friday Evening

Sunset Tours

Sunset Paddle1

On this guided tour an instructor will meet you at the Boathouse bay doors at 7 p.m. and paddle upstream on the Merrimack River. Although the boathouse is located downtown, the Merrimack offers such a quiet oasis it will be hard to believe you are still in the city.

We will take a side-trip up a nearby creek and under an old mill before watching the sky blaze in a colorful sunset. In the twilight we will float gently back to the Boathouse. Please come 15 minutes early if you would like kayaking instruction. Register in advance today. Group size is limited to 10 people.

Duration: 7-9 p.m.

Cost: $30 per person


Moonlight Tours


Our moonlight tours are guided tours of the Merrimack River using the light of the full moon. Paddling by moonlight offers a particularly peaceful experience, as the temperature cools and world quiets. All the light you need is there in the moon, and the glow sticks on front and back of our boats. You will be surprised by how much you can see and share a special experience that you will remember forever. Please come 15 minutes early if you would like kayaking instruction. Appropriate for adults and children. Register in advance today. Group size is limited to 12 people.

Duration: 9-11 p.m.

Cost $30 per person


Custom Tours

We offer custom tours for all types of groups. Whether you want to enjoy a moonlight paddle with friends, or watch the sunset on your anniversary with your partner - we have something for everyone! Complete a Custom Kayak Program Request form found on our Custom Groups Page or contact the program coordinator 978-934-6797

Note: We recommend you complete your request at least 2 weeks in advance of your preferred date.