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CANCELLED: Free Boat Rental Day | Lake Merritt Oakland

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No experience necessary for most rentals except for sailboats. Rentals are for 1/2 hour.

Lake Merritt Boating Center | 568 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, CA


Please note due to budget cuts the May 2018 open house is canceled. The next free boat rental day is July 21, 2018.

The Lake Merritt Boating Center is celebrating National Safe Boating Week with free boat rentals and an open house. If past years are any indication, you can get ½ hour of free time floating around picturesque Lake Merritt.

Lake Merritt Boating Center
National Safe Boating Week Open House
Saturday, May 19, 2018
– Free boat rentals 11 am to 5 pm
– Rentals on free boat days are for ½ hour
For more information, call (510) 238-2196

What can you rent?

  • Paddle Boats
  • Canoes
  • Single & Double Kayaks
  • Row Boats
  • Sail Boats (some sailing experience required – bring certification or pass a short test)

For lovers of free things, boats, and geese, this is a dream come true.

2018 Free Boat Rental Days | Lake Merritt

  • National Safe Boating Week Open House (Saturday, May 19th) – Free boat rentals and boating safety information from 11 am-5 pm
  • Splash Into Summer Open House (Saturday, July 21st) – Free boat rentals from 1-3 pm

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Cost: FREE*
*No experience necessary for most rentals except for sailboats. Rentals are for 1/2 hour.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, KFOG, Kids & Families, San FranFREEsco
Address: 568 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, CA
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