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Providence Kayak

Kayak Rentals & Guided Tours
in Providence, Rhode Island

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Our 2021 season OPENS May 15 at 10am! Reserve YOUR kayaks now, we can’t wait to see you back at the docks!

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!



Our 2021 Guided Tours will resume on June 4th! All dates on sale now!

Come explore the Providence & Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier as our guides highlight historical, nautical and architectural points of interest! All experience levels welcome!

Look for our NEW “guest host series” where special guests from various fields right here in RI will join our tour guides!


Providence Kayak offers single and tandem kayak rentals from the Providence Marina in downtown Providence! Located in the Fox Point neighborhood of our capital city, we’re just minutes from the RI Convention Center, and many downtown hotels. We are proud to offer a safe, fun and exciting way to explore historic downtown Providence, join us!


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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!