In the Bay State, when the weather heats up, so do your opportunities for fun — in and on the water.

Just take your pick…Rocket down Zoar Gap in a raft with Zoar Outdoor or see nature up close in a kayak from Essex River Basin Adventures; rent a canoe from South Bridge Boat House and paddle up the Concord River to the famous North Bridge; go for a thrilling ride with Cape Cod’s Gold Coast Parasailing; or go sailing on the Charles River in Boston. Massachusetts’ unique location means all the water sports you love are available all summer long!

  • Walden Pond

  • The Berkshires

  • Head of the Charles

  • Deerfield River, Charlemont

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  • Essex River Basin Adventures

    Essex

    Kayak guided tours of the Essex River Basin, kayak and equipment sales. Instruction and kids adventure programs. more

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  • Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

    Since 1992 we have offered interesting and informative narrated cruises. We also offer private charters for Parties, Clambakes, Events, and Company... more

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  • Essex Rowing Club

    Methuen

    A community boathouse located on the Merrimack River. We offer rowing programs for ages 12-adult. There is no experience required... more

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  • Fin & Feather Sports

    Upton

    Kayak Rentals, Canoe Rentals, Row boat & Pedal boat Rentals Daily & weekend rates. On-site Rentals available. Trip planning, Clinic, lessons and... more

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  • Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals

    Ipswich

    Canoe and kayak livery on the Ipswich River. more

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  • Force 5 Watersports

    Nantucket

    Kayak sales. more

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  • Goose Hummock Outdoor Adventure Center

    Orleans

    Kayak tours and lessons, kayak rentals, fly fishing lessons and trips, off shore fishing charters and nature walks. We also... more

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  • Great Marsh Kayak Tours

    Yarmouth

    Guided tours of the great marshlands of Barnstable and Yarmouth. more

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  • The Hook-Up! Sport Fishing Charter

    Olreans

    We run two boats that fish for Bass, Blues, Shark, and specialize in Bluefin tuna. Check out our website for... more

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  • Jack's Boat Rental

    Wellfleet

    Lessons and tours. more

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  • Kayak Learning Center

    Beverly

    Kayak Rentals 7 Day per week. Adult Lessons. Weekly Youth Kayak Kamp. A Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe day trip to Misery Island... more

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  • Kayak Learning Center

    Marblehead

    Rentals and Adult Lessons. Also, a weekly Youth Kayak Summer Camp. Corporate/ Company Group Trips can also be arranged. more

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  • Kid's Katch

    Grafton

    Quality and fun fishing, clamming, crabbing and exploratory products, plus facts, tips and techniques for children and families to enjoy... more

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  • Kingman Yacht Center

    Cataumet

    Cape Cod's largest marina and boatyard, located in one of New England's most beautiful natural harbors. Hiking, fishing charters, swimming,... more

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  • Long Point Wildlife Refuge

    West Tisbury

    Whether you want to play in the ocean, splash with the kids in sheltered salt- and freshwater ponds, or explore... more

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  • Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

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  • Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust

    Lowell

    The same rapids that brought the textile industry to Lowell, now power one of the most thrilling and interesting raft... more

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  • Mad Max Sailing Adventures

    Edgartown

    We provide daily sails on a 60 foot state-of-the-art catamaran. more

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  • Mass Kayak Bass

    North Grafton

    Mass Kayak Bass is a paddling club that strives to promote the sport of kayak bass fishing in the state... more

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  • Mountains Unlimited

    Greenfield

    Guided outdoor adventure trips in central and western Massachusetts. Raft Rentals, Rockclimbing instruction. Ice Climbings instruction. more

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