Guided Recreational Sail

Friday March 31 - Tuesday October 31 , 9:30am - 5:30am

Event Status: On Going

Community Boating Charles River $50 summer membership
21 David Mugar Way
Boston, MA


Disability Served: Autism, Brain Injury, Hearing, Intellectual, Mental Health, Physical, Visual

Communities Served: Adult, Family, Teen, Veterans, Youth

Sailing on the Charles River

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Book a seat on a Sonar for yourself and additional seats for your guests, guided by one of our certified sailing instructors! Whether you would like to take turns at the helm of the boat or just go for a ride, a guided recreational sail is a great way to supplement your sailing instruction and meet other members of the community. Adaptive seating and Hoyer Lift are available. Please remember to book a seat for everyone in your group; guests ride free. Groups, please download the group application from the “View/Download Brochure” link above and contact for more details.

Guided Recreational Sail: 1 hour and 15 minutes; the boat fits 6 maximum at a time.

Guided Recreational Sail with Adaptive Seating: 1 hour and 20 minutes for extra buffer time to account for transferring into and out of the boat with a hoyer lift or other transfer method. Because the adaptive seats take more room in the boat, a maximum of 4 people will sail during this appointment.

Appointments are available during the following program hours:

Season Weekdays Weekends
Spring (March 31 – June 11) 1PM – 5:30PM 10AM – 5:30PM
Summer (June 12 – August 18) 10AM – 4:30PM 9:30AM – 5:30PM
Early Fall (August 19 – September 24) 1PM – 5:30PM 10AM – 5:30PM
Late Fall (September 24 – October 31) 1PM – 4PM 10AM – 4PM

The Universal Access Program operates on a reservation basis. Advance registration is required, and due to limited resources, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Once you reserve an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with any necessary registration documents. You may book appointments online via our scheduling webpage. If you require assistance booking an appointment, please email or call the Front Office at 617-651-1209.

The fee for the program is $50 for the entire season (March 31st through Oct 31st). No member will be refused based on economic circumstances; need-based memberships are available. The real costs of the Universal Access Program are approximately $500 per member for the season.

Participants should be able to do the following, whether independently or with the assistance of a personal care attendant:

Alert program staff to their needs
Refrain from behaviors that pose a risk to themselves and/or others (ie: Pica, aggression, lack of safety awareness, wandering away from the group).