Paddle providence!

explore the Providence + Woonasquatucket rivers

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
new + 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 brand new, sit-on-top kayaks make it easy to navigate the Providence 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


May 20 - Sept. 4:
Fri-Mon 10a-6p
Sept. 5 - Oct. 8:
Sat-Sun Only 10a-6p
(Last paddle leaves at 4p)

Inclement or unsafe weather may affect our hours of operation.


(401) 829-1769

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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. Call our office at (401) 829-1769 for assistance.

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


Call us at (401) 829-1769 from 9:30am-4:00pm Fri-Mon, or book online using our integrated booking system.

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

About Us 


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

We are thrilled to offer a new and exciting way to introduce RI natives & visitors
to the wonders of the Renaissance City...Join us for a paddle! 

see you on the water!