Learn a new skill and explore the beauty of Mt. Hope Bay between classes or on your lunch break. Kayaking and paddle boarding are fun, stress relieving, and a great way to spend time with friends while taking advantage of the University's beautiful location.
There is no experience necessary. Our sit-on-top kayaks have a wide stable design that make them easy to use event for those without paddling experience. The kayaks can also handle the wide range of sea conditions that we often see on Mt. Hope Bay. Our Waterfront staff will give newcomers a brief orientation and provide tidal information before sending paddlers off.
There are 7 single kayaks and 2 tandem kayaks available to the campus community on a first come, first serve basis. There are 2 paddle boards. Time blocks are up to 1 hour.
Mt. Hope Bay is a beautiful and amazing natural resource. However, there are dangers from current, other traffic, and weather conditions. Please follow the instructions of the Waterfront Staff at all times and use common sense and safety when kayaking. Each kayak is equipped with a whistle.
The Waterfront is open everyday 12 pm-5 pm. All hours are weather permitting. Kayaks and paddle boards will be available until the end of October.
Staff/Faculty/Students are allowed to bring their immediate family to use the kayaks and paddle boards.
Any violation of these rules will result in an immediate suspension of kayaking privileges!