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Paddle providence!



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 & guidance you'll need to explore with confidence!


Waterplace Park
10 Memorial Blvd.
Providence, RI 02903

2019 schedule
May 25 - june 16

sat + sun only
june 21 - sept 2
fri - mon only
sept 7 - oct 6
sat + sun only

Call us!
(401) 829-1769

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2019 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


You may get wet, please dress accordingly!
Everyone must wear a life vest while paddling at all times.
Providence Kayak is not responsible for any belongings that you bring with you, including cell phones and wallets. If you choose to leave items in the dock box or bring items with you on the kayaks, you do so at your own risk. Our life vests are not waterproof.

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.

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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! Wear appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes & bring a towel.


Guided Tours & Special Events


Guided Tours of Downtown Providence

Explore the Providence & Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk & Waterplace Park as we highlight nautical & historical points of interest! Witness osprey, blue crabs, swan, loons and the occasional great blue heron, in addition to our capital city’s architectural diversity and picturesque parks lining our waterways. The tours run approximately 90 minutes. Complimentary beverages will be served at the docks after the evening tours. Limited to just (15) paddlers 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. You must be ON THE DOCKS prior to our last time-slot of the day. We strongly suggest reserving kayaks in advance to avoid disappointments (for both of us!)

About Us 


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

We’ve had two fantastic seasons & we can’t wait to get back to the basin next spring.
We love introducing Rhode Island natives & visitors
to the wonders of the Renaissance City...Come join us for some fun in the sun! 

See You On The Water!