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Kayak Rentals
in Providence

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Kayak Rentals
at Lincoln Woods



Come discover urban Providence at your own pace as you paddle throughout the picturesque bridges, cobblestone walkways and green riverbanks of the Providence and Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk and Waterplace Park!

If you’re seeking a more rural setting outside of the city, visit our second location at Olney Pond inside Lincoln Woods State Park. Enjoy fresh water paddling surrounded by one of Blackstone Valley’s greatest treasures!


Since 2017, Providence Kayak has offered single and tandem kayak rentals on the Providence River in downtown Providence, RI. In 2021, we expanded our operations and opened a second location at Lincoln Woods State Park in Lincoln, RI. Just a short ride from Providence, Pawtucket and Cumberland, and nestled between Routes 146 and 123, Lincoln Woods is one of Blackstone Valley’s greatest treasures, so we hope you’ll visit us at this beautiful location, too!


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Excellent tour!

I surprised my mom with this kayak tour of downtown Providence and we couldn't have been happier! We both absolutely loved the tour and had a great guide who was funny and very informative!!!

– Alex D., TripAdvisor
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Knowledgeable staff :-)

The trip was nice, their staff is very helpful from start to finish in regard to helping you safely get into the kayak, and ensuring that you safely get out. Looking forward to going back in a few weeks with another friend.

– Cheryl A., TripAdvisor
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Awesome, friendly, helpful staff

All the steps were explained to us as well as a very helpful guidance of where to go. The staff also was great with helping us get in and out of the kayaks and getting us going. Highly recommend the Providence Kayak folks!

– Patrick L., TripAdvisor
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Fun perspective of the city!

We paddled under all the bridges down the Waterfire route and back. Got to see the city and The Providence Flea from the water. The staff was very friendly and prepared us well. This is such a great idea for Providence!

– Erica S., TripAdvisor
Super Fun!

Super fun and great quick day outing. Lived in Prov for 7 years and first time I did this. Great views and photos. And awesome way to see the city at a new angle. Highly recommend!!! And the price can't be beat!

– Tom C., Yelp!
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Saturday morning tour

Thing were smoothly operated, staff was very kind and helpful. Our guide CJ was great, he was very informative with the history of the city as we went along the river(s). I enjoyed this tour very much and would certainly recommend it.

– Amy F., TripAdvisor
See Providence!

One of the best ways to see Providence! They were wonderful. I was a little worried because I hadn't kayaked in forever and I'm a bit uncoordinated getting in and out of boats. They have a great thingy that helps you get in and out of the kayaks, and once you are in, the view is awesome.

– Susan S., Yelp!
Saturday Afternoon

Showed up on a sunny Saturday afternoon and the staff was extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful. We got a little pre-paddling guidance on where to go and how to stay safe. They were also really great at safely and easily getting us in and out of their boats.

– Patrick L., Yelp!