Boating activities at Wellesley College take place at the newly renovated Butler Boathouse on Lake Waban, providing access to canoes, paddleboats, sailboats, and kayaks. The Boathouse is also home to Wellesley's historic Dorm Crew and Class Crew classes.
Recreational Boathouse Hours Fall 2021:
The Butler Boathouse will open on Thursday, September 16, 2021.
Open Recreation hours will be held Thursdays from 12:30 – 2:30pm & Sundays from 11:30am – 2:30pm on the following days:
Thursdays, September 16th - October 28th
Sundays, September 19th - October 17th
The Boathouse is closed Sunday, October 10th for Fall Break.
The Boathouse will close for the Head of the Charles Regatta Sunday, October 24th and closed for the season Friday, October 29th.
The Butler Boathouse is open for on-campus students, faculty, staff and union employees in the testing protocol. Participants are required to reserve boating time slots via the R&R reservation system, sign a waiver and are able to take out canoes, kayaks and paddleboats. A light wind certification or approval from the Waterfront Director is required to take out sailboats. For safety regulations of water vessels to lifeguard staffing, all on-water experiences are operated on a first come, first serve basis.