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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  • Crane Beach on the Crane Estate +
    106 saves

    Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Essex River Cruises & Charters +
    23 saves

    Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
    24 saves

    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Merrimac River Rowing Association +
    2 saves

    Merrimac River Rowing Association

    Lowell

  • Sea Shuttle +
    24 saves

    Sea Shuttle

    Salem

  • Surfari +
    1 saves

    Surfari

    Gloucester

  • Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf +
    89 saves

    Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf

    Manchester By-the-sea

  • UMass Lowell Kayak Center +
    13 saves

    UMass Lowell Kayak Center

    Lowell

  • Charlies's Charters / Fishing and Sightseeing

    Gloucester

    Charter boat fishing Out O'Gloucester. 1/2 or full day private trips. All bait and tackle included. Free parking.Safe and experienced, 30... more

    + 3 saves
  • 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

    + 1 saves
  • Defiance Sail Charters

    Gloucester

    Sails aboard 49-foot "Windfall." more

    + 0 saves
  • Essex River Basin Adventures

    Essex

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

    + 0 saves
  • 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

    + 1 saves
  • Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals

    Ipswich

    Canoe and kayak livery on the Ipswich River. more

    + 1 saves
  • 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

    + 1 saves
  • Kayak Learning Center

    Marblehead

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

    + 1 saves
  • 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

    + 0 saves
  • Nashoba Paddler

    West Groton

    Canoe and kayak rentals, tours and instruction on the Nashua River. Special packages for organizations, clubs, groups. Emphasis on environmental... more

    + 2 saves
  • North Shore Kayak Outdoor Center

    Rockport

    Guided sea kayaking tours, instruction, rentals, leasing and sales. Bicycle, sailboat, paddleboat, motor skiff rentals. more

    + 2 saves
  • PaddleBoard NewEngland LLC

    Beverly

    PaddleBoard NewEngland offers rentals, tours, lessons and sales of paddleboards and related equipment. Located directly on the water in Beverly,... more

    + 0 saves

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