Frequently Asked Questions


Rentals

How do I book my kayak rental? 
You can call our office at 401-829-1769 or book right here on our web site!
 

Can you accommodate walk-up rentals? 
Yes! We will accommodate walk-up rentals on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Do I need to be an experienced kayaker to rent from Providence Kayak? 
No. We welcome all experience levels. Come have some fun!


Do you offer formal lessons or instruction? 
Not at this time. Our staff will offer basic guidance on how to use the kayaks and equipment. 


Where are you located? 
Our dock is located in Waterplace Park. The closest address for GPS is 10 Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903. We are directly in front of the Capital Grille's outdoor patio.
 

Do I have to sign a waiver or other documents to rent from you? 
Yes. Everyone who rents from us must sign a Kayak Rental Agreement before departing from our dock. This document outlines your personal responsibilities for your own safety and conduct, as well as our rental guidelines and requirements. 


How long is the rental period?
We offer 45 minute and 90 minute rentals.  
 

Do you offer group rates and discounts?
Yes. We offer a 10% group rate for parties of 6 or more, based on availability. All renters must depart at the same time. Please call our office at (401) 829-1769 for more information. 


Where do I return my kayak?
All kayaks must be returned to our dock in Waterplace Park at the end of your rental period. If you abandon your kayak at any other location, or fail to return it to the dock, you will be subject to a retrieval feel of $150 per kayak. 


Equipment

What type of kayaks do you offer for rentals? 
Our brand-new kayaks are made by Ocean Kayak. We offer both single and tandem sit-on-top style kayaks. 


What do you offer for safety equipment?
Every kayaker is required to wear a life vest at all times. We also provide waterproof bags for phones and other valuables.