Providence Kayak offers single & tandem kayak rentals & peddle boats 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
now - Sept 3
Sat + Sun: 10am-7pm Mondays: 10am-6pm
(Last paddle out leaves one hour before closing)
Sept 8 - Oct 7
Sat - Sun: 10am-6pm
columbus day - oct 8
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 in the basin 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 for proof.
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 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, beneath the setting sun. The trip will run approximately 90 minutes long. Complimentary beverages will be served at the docks after the tour. Ages 21+ only. Limited to just (15) kayakers per evening. Single kayaks: $45 Tandem kayaks: $65 (Includes all equipment, tour and beverages) Sorry, personal equipment is not permitted.
Morning Guided Tours
Enjoy a relaxing Saturday morning paddle with CJ as he guides you along the tranquil Providence waterways!
You will explore the Providence & Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier as we highlight historical, nautical and architectural points of interest. The trip will run approximately 90 minutes long. Limited to just (15) kayakers per date.
Single kayaks: $45 Tandem kayaks: $65 (includes all equipment and tour) Sorry, personal equipment is not permitted.
Thursday Evening Paddles!
Come enjoy some of the best food trucks in Providence before heading out for a special evening paddle!
Our Thursday evening rentals will be held the LAST Thursday of each month. Enjoy a delicious selection of food trucks, cold beverages, and great live music at Skyline at Waterplace 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 https://www.foodtrucksin.com/food-truck-events.
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!