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About Providence Kayak
Come discover 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 new, sit-on-top kayaks make it easy to navigate our urban waterways! Visit us at our NEW location! 15 Bridge Street in downtown Providence.
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Explore the Providence & Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk & Waterplace Park with our tour guide Marcello, as he highlights nautical & historical points of interest. Witness osprey, blue crabs, swan, loons and the occasional great blue heron, in addition to our capital city’s architectural diversity, picturesque parks and cobblestone walkways that line our urban waterways.

The tours run approximately 90 minutes. All experience levels are welcome, but it is very helpful if you have kayaked in the past. Limited to approximately (15) paddlers per tour. Sorry, personal equipment is not permitted.
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Stacey K wrote a review Jul 2020
Cranston10 contributions6 helpful votes
This is an amazing way to see the city, and especially as a Rhode Islander, from a completely different perspective. Marcello is a fantastic tour guide with great knowledge and passion for the PVD waterfront. A little history, a little exercise and totally worth the money. A great way to spend a beautiful summer morning!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Alison wrote a review Jun 2020
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A great way to see Providence from a different perspective, and learn the local waterside history! Great customer service. The crew is very helpful, getting you in and out of the sit-atop kayaks. Covid precautions in place. Super reasonable rates. Tandem boats available if preferred.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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dtwbrian wrote a review Aug 2019
Clinton, Michigan42 contributions25 helpful votes
Loved this adventure....wife and I are flight attendants and were on a layover. We took the whole crew for the kayak rental. This is a must do while in Providence...it is right downtown. Will definitely do it again if we get the layover....staff was professional and fun. Keep up the good work!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Kristin S, Owner at Providence Kayak
Responded Aug 25, 2019
Wow! Thanks for the great review dtwbrian! We LOVE hearing from folks who aren't from Rhode Island and so appreciate you bringing your flight crew down for a paddle. Hope you can stop by on your next layover and until then, we wish you safe travels!
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amh430 wrote a review Aug 2019
Carrollton, Texas3 contributions3 helpful votes
What a great tour of Providence! A great way to exercise your brain and your body. Marcello is an engaging and informative tour guide. He accommodates all skill levels and takes the time to orient those who are novice kayakers. His knowledge of Providence history runs deep.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Kristin S, Owner at Providence Kayak
Responded Aug 24, 2019
We're so happy that you enjoyed your tour with Marcello, who was actually filling in for our regular tour guide CJ! He's been working the river for many years as a gondolier, so it only made sense that we put him to work as a tour guide. (and he's also my business partner, so it was fun to see him out there paddling with everyone!) Thanks again for joining us last weekend, we appreciate your business!
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Donna17 wrote a review Aug 2019
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I rented a single kayak on August 10. Needed some relaxing recreation. I paddled from the Basin at Providence Mall to the new Footbridge down by Point Street. I paddled under the Memorial Street area near Dyer Street Dock. So much fun. Took tons of pics. Picked up trash and talked to gondoliers. Exactly what I needed.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Kristin S, Owner at Providence Kayak
Responded Aug 12, 2019
Thanks for the great 5-star review! We would love to see you pictures by the way, so feel free to email them to us :) Really glad you got to relax out there, it's pretty awesome, isn't it? Thanks again, we appreciate your business!
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