Sailboat cruising through the water with sails fully open

Sailing and Boating Activities in Falmouth

With Cape Cod surrounded by water on three sides, beach days, ocean swims, sunset cruises, and day trips to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are a big part of any Cape experience. There are so many options for exploring Cape Cod by water, whether you're fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, or sailing. If you're looking to get out on the water during your visit to Cape Cod, here are two great options for sailing and boating activities in Falmouth.

Schooner Liberté | 227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth | (508) 524-9121

Take a cruise on this 70-foot three masted schooner and see the Cape from a different angle. The Liberté is docked at the mouth of the Falmouth River, meaning you can be out in the protected waters of Vineyard Sound in no time. Help the crew set sail and go where the wind takes you—towards Martha's Vineyard where you can see the stately homes of Oak Bluffs or further East along the Cape, where you'll see lighthouses and the unspoiled beauty of the Waquoit Bay national refuge. Liberté sets sail three times a day in the summer, including a 6pm sunset cruise with a full bar.

Patriot Party Boats | 227 Clinton Ave, Falmouth 02540 | 508-548-2626

Go fishing with this sport and ground fishing outfit out of Falmouth Harbor. With a variety of full or half day trips, you can head out to some of the Cape's best fishing grounds with an experienced guide. Take the whole family on a bottom fishing trip, a shorter trip in calmer waters, or head out for a day of sport fishing in the currents near Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Everything from bait to tackle is provided on these trips, so you only need to pack a great picnic lunch and think good fish-catching thoughts. Patriot Boats also operates ferries to the islands and private charters.