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Berkeley Boathouse

Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding and Youth Boating Programs

About the Program

Berkeley Boathouse is a small boat shop centered around youth education. We offer youth job training internships, classes, and boat rentals for the community.

Learn about our youth internship programs or sign up for some of the boat classes!

Boat Rentals

Hours & Location:
Wednesday–Sunday, 12.00—5.00pm (weather permitting)
84 Bolivar Drive at the Berkeley Aquatic Park.

What types of boats can I rent?

Wooden rowboats. Many of these boats were built in our youth programs!

Where can I use the boat?

Only at the Berkeley Aquatic Park. We do not provide take-away rentals.

Who can rent a boat?

Anyone over 18 years of age who has a valid government issued ID. Children may accompany a parent or guardian.

How much does it cost?

Single: $20/hr | Double: $25/hr | Triple: $30/hr

We also offer group rental rates for your next birthday party or event. If you are from a school group or youth nonprofit, please contact us for discounted pricing and schedule information.

Have your own boat? You can use our dock to launch your boat when we are open and have staff available to assist. We charge a $5 launch fee to use our dock.

Boatshop Products and Services

Our boatshop is capable of constructing or performing repairs on any type of wooden boat up to 20 feet in length. If you are in need of a yacht tender, fishing boat, recreational watercraft, or custom oars, please let us know.

In addition to wooden boat construction, our boatshop interns and staff build cutting boards, Adirondack chairs, outdoor furniture, and wooden toys for sale.

Check out our online shop for current inventory and contact us if you would like something custom built.


We are always looking for woodworking hand tools and modern power tools.
Due to lack of space, we generally do not accept boat donations.

Please contact us prior to donating tools or boating items.

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