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

Sunset Paddles

Sunset Paddle1

On this guided tour we will meet you at the Boathouse at 7 p.m. and paddle upstream on the Merrimack River. We will enjoy the sunset while floating on the water before heading back to the Boathouse in the twilight. Please come 15 minutes early if you would like kayaking instruction. Appropriate for adults and children.

Duration: 7-9 p.m.

Cost: $30 per person


Moonlight Paddles


Our moonlight tours are guided tours of the Merrimack River using the light of the full moon. As the temperature begins to cool and world quiets, paddling by moonlight offers a special experience that you will remember forever. Please come 15 minutes early if you would like kayaking instruction. Appropriate for adults and children. 

Duration: 9-11 p.m.

Cost $30 per person


Registration Information

Register for any of our programs, tour and events at or register in person at least 1 day in advance of the program.

Note: All prices include life jackets (PFD's), paddle, kayak and instruction. 

Custom Programs

We offer custom tours and programs for diverse groups. Whether you want to take your family and friends on a sunset tour, teach your scout troops about water quality and environmental stewardship, or provide a team building experience for your office, we have something for everyone! We can provide many of these opportunities not only on the Merrimack, but also on the Nashua or Concord Rivers. Custom guided tours are available for groups of 6 and more. Choose the time and dates that best fir your schedule. Complete a Custom Kayak Program Request form online today.

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

For more questions or more information, contact Ken Follette at 978-934-6797 or