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It’s no wonder why Rhode Island is a boating mecca. From the numerous protected ponds and lakes to the open waters off the coast, we can challenge any type of paddler. In Rhode Island we offer both flatwater (lakes & ponds) and ocean paddling adventures from a number of different locations across the state. Our comprehensive full day class is perfect for anyone who has never had formal kayak instruction. For our more advanced paddlers, we offer a wide variety of open water programs on Narragansett Bay and off the coast of Newport, Jamestown and the South Shore of Rhode Island. These programs range from two-day open ocean classes to single-day rock hopping and kayak surfing classes. All lessons are pre-scheduled at the beginning of the season (calendar of dates available online); but private, group and family paddling days are also available upon special request.

Kayaking tours are also available in Newport Harbor, 100 Acre Cove in Barrington, and throughout Narragansett Bay from June through October. These 2-3 hour tours are also pre-scheduled and great for any skill level. No previous experience is required for paddling programs and all equipment is provided for programs at no extra cost. We just ask that you arrive dressed appropriately for the weather (paddle shoes required, no sandals please) and bring snacks and water for the day. In addition to years of experience and local knowledge, all kayak programs are taught and led by American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Instructors. Kayak Instructors also hold CPR and first aid certification.

COVID update:  Due to current restrictions, we are not running the group courses/tours listed below.  We are running private instruction out of our rental facility in Lake Pearl, Massachusetts, and we may be able to travel to other destinations for private lessons/tours.  Please call us at (845)668-2030 for availability.

Course Length Cost (pp) Location Dates
Open Water Workshop two days  URI Bay Campus
Ocean Motion & Movement one day URI Bay Campus
Ocean Skills Workshop two days Narragansett Bay
Surfing the Long Boat one day  Narrow River
Rock Hopping & Incident Management one day Jamestown
100 Acre Cove Tour 2.5 hours Barrington
Downtown Providence Tour 2.5 hours Bold Point Park
Fall Foliage Tour 2.5 hours Cumberland
Seal Watching three hours Wickford