Want to spend the day on the water and get a workout? The Boston University Sailing Pavilion lets you rent kayaks, paddleboards and sailboats for the day. The center is open to the public, and if you want to sail, all you have to do is pass a quick swim test.
Don’t worry if you don’t love that dirty river water. The Charles River is ranked among the cleanest rivers in the U.S., so it’s safe to swim in.
The pavilion is open Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6:15PM, to sign up for lessons or venture out on your own.