You could practically spend your entire Massachusetts vacation outdoors. In the spring, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and cheering on the Red Sox at historic Fenway Park. In the summer, soaking up the sun on gorgeous beaches, white water rafting, whale watching, putt sinking, ice cream eating, and still cheering on the Sox. In the fall, leaf peeping at the brilliant foliage; losing your voice at a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium; petting goats, picking apples and sipping cider at any number of picture perfect small farms; and yep, still cheering on the Sox. Think there are no outdoor activities in the winter? Think again. There’s skiing, riding and tubing at one of 12 fantastic ski areas; dog sledding; and ice fishing; all while heatedly discussing the spring prospects for the Sox, of course.

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  • Schooner Fame of Salem

    Salem

    Our full scale replica of the famous War of 1812 privateer sails four times daily from Pickering Wharf in Salem more

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  • Wasque Reservation

    Chappaquidick Island

    This southeastern corner of Martha's Vineyard is undergoing dramatic change due to the seismic currents which are re-shaping this coastal... more

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  • Bay State Cruise Company

    Boston

    Fast and Tradtional Ferry service from Boston to Provincetown, Summer Music Cruises on Boston harbor, group/spousal tours, private charters/... more

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  • Cape Light Charters

    Mashpee

    Specializing in deep sea fishing charters and family pirate adventures. Also available are adult scavenger hunts, romantic sunset cruises and... more

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  • Halibut Point Reservation

    Rockport

    Scramble across ledges scarred for eons by wind and wave and examine tide pools teeming with marine life. Bird watchers... more

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  • Hestia Cruises

    Boston

    Sailing, and motor yacht cruises on Boston Harbor more

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  • Massachusetts Bay Lines

    Boston

    Whale Watch Tours, Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises, Music Cruises and Private Charters.45 minute narrated harbor tours aboard replica steamship paddle... more

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  • Atlantic Yankee Whale Watch & Deep Sea Fishing

    Gloucester

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  • Boston Tours

    Waltham

    Daily sightseeing tours of Boston, Cambridge, and Charlestown. Trips leave from suburban and Boston hotels. Reservations required. more

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  • Cape Cod Sailing Cruises

    E. Sandwich

    We offer crewed and bareboat sailing charters aboard catamarans and monhulls. We also offer private and corporate crewed charters, for... more

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  • Charlie's Charters / Fishing and Sightseeing

    Rockport

    Charlie's Charters / Fishing and SightseeingDeep Sea and Sportfishing Charters. Private Cape Ann Sightseeing Cruises. Fishing Tackle and Bait Included... more

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  • Charter The Berkshires!

    Great Barrington

    NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2013 ICE FISHING! Specializing in guided trips for novice anglers, first timers, children, and trophy seekers alike,... more

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  • Coastal Fishing Charters Deep Sea Fishing

    Gloucester

    Coastal Fishing Charters offers the best deep sea fishing in Gloucester, Massachusetts including blue fin tuna fishing, striped bass fishing (... more

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  • Go Fish Sport Fishing Charters

    Quincy

    Boston fishing charters targeting striped bass and bluefish. Light tackle fishing charters and fly fishing charters in Boston Harbor and... more

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  • Misery Island Tours

    Ipswich

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  • Norris Reservation

    Norwell

    The Norris Reservation has a varied natural environment, which features a mill pond, stands of white pine and oak, salt... more

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  • Odyssey Cruises

    Boston

    Savor creative appetizers and entrees prepared fresh onboard daily by our Executive Chef. Sample mouth-watering desserts. Dance to live music... more

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  • Sea Witch Sailing Charters

    Vineyard Haven

    Come sail aboard Sea Witch Sailing Charters. We offer private 2, 4, or 8 hour sunset, weekend, or week charters available on a 58... more

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  • Seastreak/Martha's Vineyard Ferry

    New Bedford

    Seasonal fast ferry service from New Bedford, MA to Martha's Vineyard- Group Rates Available more

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  • Valley Paddler

    Easthampton

    Valley Paddler runs boats rentals from the new promenade on Nashawannuck Pond in Easthampton. Rent kayaks, pedal boats, or a... more

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