Summer Guide

Paddle On, Dudes

Aquatic adventures are about more than just the high seas in the Ocean State – rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard and get wild on the water


Waterways aren’t our natural habitat, but it’s fascinating to spot the critters who call our rivers and oceans home. Narrow River Kayak offers kayak and stand-up paddle board (SUP) rentals, as well as sunrise and full moon tours, but what really stand out are their guided eco tours. Narrow River’s resident Master Naturalist Guide will take paddlers out to learn all about the fishy and feathered friends that live in the John H. Chaffee National Wildlife Refuge. Narragansett

The Kayak Centre rents kayaks and SUPs and offers lessons from their Wickford and Charlestown locations. New paddlers can take a beginner class, or try an advanced class to sharpen their skills. Tours branch off into two categories, Gentle Adventures and Coastal Tours, which explore everything from Wickford Harbor and Ninigret Pond to the coastline of Jamestown and Newport. Wickford and Charlestown

Paddling can be a very calming experience, but is there even such a thing as being too relaxed? Jamestown Outdoors – in addition to kayak and SUP rentals, sunrise and eco tours, and paddling instruction – adds a very zen element to summer on the water: SUP Yoga. Improve your balance and core strength, all while soaking in the sun and floating off of Fort Getty. Jamestown

See Providence from a whole new angle at Providence Kayak Company. The downtown destination offers single and tandem kayak rentals, as well as morning and sunset guided tours. Thursday Evening Paddles, which happens the last Thursday of the month through August, coincide with the PVD Food Trucks Event outside of Skyline at Waterplace. Providence