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Private, Group Boating & Lake Tours
Lake Merritt Boating Center
Boating Group Coordinator: Gabriel Gipson
568 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Phone (510) 238-2196, Fax (510) 238-7199
Allow 2-3 weeks for scheduling
Private Lessons in sailing, kayaking, and canoeing are available for those whose personal needs are not met in the schedule of classes or who feel a one on one learning environment is best for them. $50 ($60 for non-residents) per hour with a 3 hour minimum for sailing lessons. Semi-private lessons $38/person/hour ($46 for non-residents).
Private Group Boating Lessons
Bring your youth group or co-workers down to the lake for an introduction to pedalboating, canoeing, kayaking, dragonboating, or whaleboat rowing on Lake Merritt. Lessons highlight water safety, lifejacket fittings, basic techniques, and fun! Cost is $25/hour per instructor plus boat rental fees. Call 510-238-2196 to schedule and allow 2-3 weeks to schedule.
Lake Pontoon Tours
If you would like to sit back and relax, take a tour of Lake Merritt, we offer tours aboard our 28 foot Pontoon Boats for an hourly fee of $80 ($96 for non-residents). Limit 19 people. Call 510-238-2196 to schedule and allow 2-3 weeks to schedule.
OPR and the Lake Merritt Boating Center are fully committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Direct inquiries concerning accommodations at least 10 days prior to the OPR Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Erin Burton, at 510-597-5064 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For current class schedules, costs, and availability, and to register for classes, visit our Online Registration site. By selecting the Category "Boating" you can view all of the Oakland boating programs by paging through with the right and left arrows.
For additional questions, or to schedule your private lesson, please give us a call at (510) 238-2196 or e-mail Gabriel Gipson at email@example.com