Providence Kayak offers single & 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!
10 Memorial Blvd.
Providence, RI 02903
Sept 8 - Oct 7
Sat - Sun only
open at 10am
last paddle out is one hour before closing.
Inclement weather may affect our hours of operation.
We may close early on WaterFire evenings.
2018 Rental Options
45-minute rental: $20.00
1.5 hour rental: $30.00
You may get wet, please dress accordingly
45-minute rental: $30.00
1.5 hour rental: $50.00
You WILL get wet, please dress accordingly
Help us keep our Providence waterways beautiful by participating in our $5 for 5 campaign! Simply pick up 5 pieces of trash while paddling and we'll take $5 Off your next rental.
please inquire when at the docks so that our staff can assist you.
Groups of 6 or more kayaking at the same time receive 10% off. Use promo code GROUP6 at check-out.
Residents of the Waterplace Condominiums receive 10% off rentals. Use promo code Waterplace at check-out
& bring your ID for proof of residency.
BCBC employees receive 10% off rentals. Use promo code BCBS at check-out & bring your valid employee ID.
All renters must read and sign our Kayak Rental Agreement before leaving our dock.
YOU MAY GET WET! We suggest that you wear appropriate attire, comfortable shoes & bring a towel.
Guided Tours & Special Events
NEW this season! We have expanded our schedule to include daytime & evening guided tours!
Guided Tours of Downtown Providence
Explore the Providence & Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk & Waterplace Park as we highlight historical, nautical and architectural points of interest. Witness osprey, blue crabs, swan, loons and the occasional great blue heron, in addition to our capital city’s impressive historic architecture. The tours run approximately 90 minutes. Complimentary beverages will be served at the docks after the evening tour on October 4th. Limited to just (15) kayakers per tour. Includes all equipment, tour and beverages, if applicable. Sorry, personal equipment is not permitted.
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.
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 are thrilled to be back in the basin this season!
We love introducing Rhode Island natives & visitors
to the wonders of the Renaissance City...Come join us for some fun in the sun!