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Outfitter Map Providence Kayak Co.RhodySUP, LLC REI - Cranston Queen's River Kayaks Providence Kayak Co. Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures Narrow River Kayaks The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island Hope Valley Bait & Tackle REI Boathouse at Lincoln Woods

Outfitters and Gear:

There are many outfitters across the state of Rhode Island and in nearby parts of Massachusetts who provide various services including selling and renting boats and gear for paddling and walking, and providing guided trips. Below is a map and list of the outfitters we know about, with some brief information about the services they provide. Many of these outfitters have generously contributed their time and resources to the Rhode Island Blueways Project.

Unless otherwise noted, outfitters listed as having a sporting goods store sell canoes or kayaks as well as other paddling, walking, and camping related gear. As always, it is a good idea to call first before visiting a store to find out if they have the type of gear you are seeking. For boat rentals an "on the water location" means that you can rent a boat and put it in the water at the outfitter's location rather than having to drive the boat to another location in order to go paddling.

In both of the lists below, the outfitters are listed alphabetically and the number in front of each listing matches up with the numbers in the red dots on the map at right.

Outfitters List:

The number in front of the name of each outfitter correlates with the numbers in the red dots on the map above.

1. Hope Valley Bait & Tackle

Address: 1150 Main St # B Hope Valley, RI 02832

Telephone: (401) 539-2757

Services: Boat rentals, sporting goods store.

2. The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island

Address: 9 Phillips Street, Wickford, RI 02852

Telephone: 888-732-5292

Services: Sporting goods store, lessons, guided trips, adventure travel, boat rentals (on the water location)

3. Narrow River Kayaks

Address: 95 Middlebridge Road Narragansett, RI 02882

Telephone: 401-789-0334

Services: Boat rentals (on the water location), guided trips

4. Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures

Address: 489 Old County Rd., Westport, MA 02790


Telephone: 508-636-0300 or 774-930-2668

Services: Sporting goods store (new and used boats), lessons, guided trips, kids' camps, adventure travel, American Canoe Association instructor certification training, boat rentals (on the water location), boat repairs

5. Providence Kayak Co.

Address:10 Memorial Blvd. Providence, RI 02903 (Waterplace Park)
(See also #7 below for their rental location at Lincoln Woods)

Telelphone: 401-829-1769

Services: Kayak rentals, guided urban tours

6. Providince Kayak Co. Boathouse at Lincoln Woods

Address: Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln, RI

Telephone: 401-829-1769

Services: Kayak rentals.

7. Queen's River Kayaks

Address: 21 Glen Rock Road, Usquepaugh, RI 02892

Telelphone: 401-667-0434

Services: Boat rentals (on the water location) and guided trips

8. REI - Cranston

Address: 22 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: 401-275-5250

Services: Sporting goods store and adventure travel.

9. URE Outfitters

Address:1009 Main Street Hope Valley, RI 02832

Telephone: 401-539-4050

Services: Sporting goods store

If you are looking for ways to get out on the water, don't forget to also check our links page for non-profit groups that run guided trips. RIC/KA and the AMC both run regular paddling trips (both are membership organizations). Many of the watershed councils also run occasional paddling events that are open to the public.

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