Kayak Center

Kayak Center

The Summer Kayak Center offers educational and recreational kayaking opportunities to the UMass community and greater public.

We provide instructional courses for adults and children of all skill levels and offer kayak rentals daily on the Merrimack River. We would love to get you out on the water, feeling confident, and having fun.  

We offer a variety of programs and services (pdf) including:

Kayak Sales

We provide new kayaks for our rental program each year. At the end of our summer season they are sold to the public.

Kayaks are used during rental and instructional programs from May - August. They are maintained throughout the summer by kayak center staff and experience normal wear and tear due to rental and summer conditions; some typical wear you may see are: scratches on the hull and discolored deck lines due to sun exposure. Such conditions do not significantly affect the integrity of the equipment. All kayaks are sold as-is.

If you have any questions about a specific kayak, or which kayak may best fit your needs, our staff are available to assist you. We encourage you to come rent with us this summer and try these boats out for yourself, it’s a great fleet!

Contact Kevin Soleil for more information or to schedule a purchase pickup.

Current Rental Fleet on Sale
Quantity Boat Color Price
1 Perception Cove 14.5 Tandem Teal $500 Buy Now
2 Perception Sound 10.5 Blue/White $250 Buy Now
2 Perception Impulse 10 Teal $250 Buy Now
3 Perception Conduit 12 Teal $325 Buy Now
4 Perception Conduit 14 Tandem Yellow/Green $400 Buy Now
8 Harmony Sea passage Paddle Blue $35 Buy Now
8 MTI Livery PFD Various $25 Buy Now