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Kayak, Canoe and SUP Rentals

Kayak, Canoe & Stand up Paddle board Rentals

Rental Season Dates & Times

May 28 - August 31, 2016

  • Closed for the season

Rental Options

Onsite Rental

Kayak Rental Rates Single Kayaks and SUPs Tandem Kayaks or Canoes
1 Hour $15 $20
4 Hour $45 $60
Full Day $65 $75

Offsite Rentals

Kayak Rental Rates Single Kayaks and SUPs Tandem Kayaks or Canoes
1 Day $65 $75
2 Days $90 $110
3 Days $115 $140
All rates include paddle(s), life jackets (PFDs) and basic safety instruction. Additional $20 per day beyond a 3-day rental.

Single Kayaks and stand up paddle boards are suitable for one adult or teen.

Tandem Kayaks & Canoes are suitable for two adults and 1-2 small children.

We ask that you provide a valid ID or a credit card as collateral to rent a boat.

Season and Monthly Rental passes

Our season and monthly passes are a great bargain for people looking to spend a lot of time on the water! Benefits include individual single kayak or SUP rentals up to 4 hours/day ($10 guest fee applies for the use of tandem kayaks or canoes with a guest), $5 discount on all tours and classes and $20 discount for 24-hour or longer rentals. Only valid for the individual listed on the pass. Passes may be purchased below or in person at the UMass Lowell Kayak Center.

Monthly Pass $90 Register Online
2 Month Pass $160 Register Online
Summer Pass $195 Register Online


We accept credit card payments only. We do NOT accept American Express Cards. We accept debit cards if we can process them as a credit card. We do NOT accept cash. All rentals are subject to sales tax.


Boats and boards may be reserved ahead of time by calling the Kayak Center during open hours at 978-995-2362 or the Kayak Center Office 978 934 1932. Fees must be paid in full at the time of reservation in order to hold boats. No refunds will be given with cancellations within 24 hours of reservation date.

Specials and Promotions

  • Two-for-Tuesday: Get a two hour rental for the price of one hour every Tuesday.
  • NEW! What's SUP? Wednesday: Stand up paddleboard rentals half priced with a group of two or more every day for the rest of July and then every Wednesday starting in August.
  • Free Friend Friday: Rent a tandem kayak or canoe for the price of a single kayak every Friday.

UMass Lowell Discounts

UMass Lowell students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible for discounts on rentals and programs. A valid UMass Lowell ID is required at the time of purchase.

  • Rental Discounts: $5 off per hour up to a half day; $20 off full day rentals; $20 off the first day of multi-day rentals.
  • Program Discounts: $5 off programs up to 3 hours in length; $20 off for full day programs.