Summer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a range of fun water activities and adventures. Come and enjoy beautiful sunny days, warm nights, and the city's excellent waterfront location. At Freepoint Hotel Cambridge, we have compiled a list of the best things to do in summer for a lively experience in Cambridge-Boston. Go ahead and add these to your itinerary!
Rent a Canoe, Kayak, or Stand-Up Paddleboard
Hop on a rented kayak, canoe, or SUP and paddle your way along the Charles River. This nine-mile stretch of the river has no current, allowing for easy round trips for the kayakers. Once you're in the kayak or canoe, it's up to you where and how far you want to go. Paddle in the heart of Cambridge – Boston, take in the incredible views of the Boston skyline, the Esplanade, and other popular attractions, including the Zakim Bridge, M.I.T., the Museum of Science, and Boston University.
Fishing the Charles River
Hello, anglers! Come and explore the outstanding inshore and offshore fishing possibilities that exist right in the urban heart of Cambridge-Boston. Leave the dock before sunrise. Watch the big fish feeding and creating nonstop action as they crash bait on the surface. Don't miss the chance to catch trophy-size bass or to hook a Bluefin tuna. Wake up early and start exploring the areas of the river that produce quality fish of all kinds!
Whale Watching Tour
Board one of Boston Harbor Cruises' daily excursions, where a high-speed catamaran whisks you to the feeding grounds of the gigantic whales. Come face-to-face with several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks and minkes, and the critically endangered right whales. The New England Aquarium naturalists will always be on board to share knowledge, answer your questions and explain the mind-blowing behaviors of these magnificent mammals. Encounter everything from the playful harbor seals to stingrays, sharks, and barracudas. Prepare yourself for a fascinating aquatic experience for a lifetime!
Sunset Booze Cruises
Enjoy a beautiful 90-minute cruise on the serene waters of the Charles River. Take in the spectacular scenery of Boston and Cambridge. Relax with refreshing cocktails in hand and music in the background and watch the sun majestically setting over the picturesque city of Cambridge. The Charles River Cocktail and Sunset tours timings are: May 29 to September 7 and September 11 to September 26 (Fridays and Saturdays only) at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM local time. Online tickets are available two weeks before the scheduled cruise date. We seriously recommend making your reservation in advance.
Cambridge in summer is a delightful place to visit with exciting water activities to explore. Follow our guide to experience the best of Cambridge, MA, this summer. Thinking about a place to stay? At Freepoint Hotel Cambridge, we are ready to welcome you with clean and spacious rooms within minutes of the best summer activities in Cambridge, Massachusetts.