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Paddle providence!



Providence Kayak offers single and tandem kayak rentals from the heart of downtown Providence.

Located just steps from the RI Convention Center, the Providence Place Mall
and many downtown hotels, the Providence Kayak Co. is proud to offer a
fun + exciting way to explore historic downtown Providence!

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. 

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, our sit-on-top kayaks make it easy to navigate our serene waterways. Our competent and experienced staff will provide the equipment and guidance you'll need to explore with confidence!


Waterplace Park
10 Memorial Blvd.
Providence, RI 02903

2018 Hours
May 13 - June 17
Sat - Sun: 10am-6pm

June 22 - Sept 3
Fri - Mon: 10am-6pm

Sept 8 - Oct 8
Sat - Sun: 10am-6pm

Last paddle out EVERY DAY IS 4pM

Inclement weather may affect our hours of operation.

Call us!

(401) 829-1769

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2018 Rental Options


Single Kayaks 

45-minute rental: $20.00
1.5 hour rental: $30.00

Tandem Kayaks 

45-minute rental: $30.00
1.5 hour rental: $50.00


Groups of 6 or more kayaking at the same time receive 10% off.
Use Promo Code GROUP6 at check-out.

All renters must read and sign our Kayak Rental Agreement before leaving our dock. 

You MAY get wet! We suggest you wear appropriate kayaking attire, comfortable shoes & bring a towel.


Guided Tours & Special Events

NEW this season! We have expanded our schedule to include guided tours and special evening events!


Guided Sunset Tours

Experience our spectacular sunsets and the serenity of the Providence waterways on our new Thursday evening guided paddles! 

Explore the Providence & Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier as we highlight historical, nautical and architectural points of interest. Witness osprey, blue crabs and the occasional great blue heron, all by the light of the moon. The trip will run approximately 2 hours long. Complimentary beverages will be served at the docks after the tour. Ages 21+ only. Limited to (15) kayakers per evening. Single kayaks: $45  Tandem kayaks: $65 (Includes all equipment, tour and beverages)


Morning Guided Tours

Enjoy a peaceful start to your Saturday as we guide you throughout the tranquil Providence waterways.

We will explore the Providence & Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier and highlight historical, nautical and architectural points of interest. The trip will run from 8:00am to 10:00am. Limited to (15) kayakers per date. 

Single kayaks: $45 Tandem kayaks: $65 (includes all equipment and tour)


Thursday Evening Paddles!

Come enjoy some of the best food trucks in Providence before heading out for a special sunset paddle!

These monthly food truck events will be held the LAST Thursday of each month outside Skyline at Waterplace, just above our basin docks. Enjoy a delicious selection of food trucks, cold beverages, and great live music before heading over to our docks for a relaxing 45-minute "sunset" paddle of the Providence waterways. Receive $5 off your rental with a PVD Food Truck Events hand stamp! (Discount applied to your reservation at check-in) Available May 31, June 28, July 26 & August 30 only. 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Learn more about the trucks attending each week at


Call us at (401) 829-1769 or book online using our integrated booking system.

Walk-up rentals are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

About Us 


The Providence Kayak Co. was founded in 2017 by
Tom McGinn and Kristin Stone, co-owners of the Providence River Boat Co.
and Matthew Haynes, owner of La Gondola Providence. 

We had a fantastic first season and we can't wait to return to our docks on May 12th!
We love introducing Rhode Island natives & visitors
to the wonders of the Renaissance City...Come join us for a paddle! 

See you on the water!