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Get on the water during your Block Island visit


No visit to Block Island would be complete without some kind of water adventure, whether you’re in the water or soaring above it.

Get a different view of Block Island with the help of Block Island Parasail, located in Old Harbor. Get towed on the back of a boat... in the air. They have over 20 years experience in parasailing and the captains are United States Coast Guard certified. No experience is needed. Parasailing is a safe and fun activity for the whole family.

Explore the wildlife and scenic shoreline of the Great Salt Pond and the connected tidal ponds. Pond & Beyond offers kayak tours of the 700 acres of beautiful waters.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to surf? Diamond Blue Kiteboarding (442 Dodge Street. 401-369-2297) will provide you with everything you need, from surfboard rentals to lessons, to get started. Beginners will step into calm waters while more experienced surfers will dive into rougher surf.

All the gear you need for both land and sea adventures – from water shoes and kayaks to sunglasses and cycling accessories – is available at Block Island Sport Shop.

If you would rather be on the ocean than in it, renting or chartering a boat may be the right option. There are fishing charters from both Old Harbor and New Harbor. Block Island has long been known as one of the best fishing spots on the East Coast, attracting fishermen from all over.

G Willie Makit Charters, Hula Charters and Block Island Fishing Charters are located in Old Harbor. G Willie Charters is the oldest charter service, offering a variety of fishing trips for any experience level and any duration of time. Captain Bill Gould has over 50 years of fishing experience, 27 years locally. Hula Charters (401-263-3474), also in Old Harbor, offers many tours, including sunset cruises and night fishing trips. You might catch striped bass, blue fish, fluke, sea bass, scup and many more depending on the trip your party chooses. Block Island Fishing Charters has been working the local waters since the 1980s. They offer various day charters, but also offer an overnight experience.

Block Island Fishworks, located in New Harbor, can address all of your fishing needs, including charters, fly-fishing and light tackle. They have 20- to 36-foot boats available; all guides are residents with local fishing knowledge.

If you wish to rent rather than charter, Aldo’s Boat Rental (401-466-2700) in Old Harbor is the place. They have kayaks, pontoon boats, center


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