Outfitter Map URE Outfitters REI - Cranston Queens River Kayaks Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures Ocean State Adventures Narrow River Kayaks Narragansett Pier Dive Shop The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island Hope Valley Bait & Tackle Eastern Mountain Sports - Kayak School Eastern Mountain Sports - Middletown Eastern Mountain Sports - Cranston East Bay Outfitters Blackstone Valley Outfitters

Find 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. Blackstone Valley Outfitters

Address: 25 Carrington Street, Lincoln, RI 02865

Telephone: 401-312-0369

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

2. East Bay Outfitters

Address: Barrington, RI

Telephone: 401-378-2803

Services: Drop-off delivery rental service in the East Bay area

3, 4, 5. Eastern Mountain Sports/Kayak School

Address: Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln, RI (4 on map)

Retail Stores: 1000 Bald Hill Road, Warwick (2 on map) and Middletown Square, Middletown, RI 02842 (3 on map)

Telephone: 401-762-8587

Services: Lessons, guided trips throughout New England and Maryland, boat rentals (on the water location), kids and special needs camps, American Canoe Association and British Canoe Association instructor certification training. Sporting goods stores.

6. Hope Valley Bait & Tackle

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

Telephone: (401) 539-2757

Services: Boat rentals, sporting goods store.

7. 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)

8. Narragansett Pier Dive Shop

Address:145 Boon St., Narragansett, RI 02882

Email: charlie@pierdive.com

Telephone: 401-783-2225

Services: Boat rentals (also scuba diving supplies and services)

9. Narrow River Kayaks

Address: 95 Middlebridge Road Narragansett, RI 02882

Telephone: 401-789-0334

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

10. OceanSide Adventures

Address: 573 Rockdale Ave., New Bedford, MA 02740

Telephone: 508-292-5632

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

11. Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures

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

Email: westport@ospreyseakayak.com

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

12. 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

13. REI - Cranston

Address: 22 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-275-5250

Services: Sporting goods store, adventure travel

14. 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.

Rhode Island Blueways Alliance • c/o WPWA • 203 Arcadia Road • Hope Valley, RI 02832