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Address: 9 Phillips St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5125
Phone Number:
+1 888-732-5292
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

We invite you to visit our flagship year-round store in Wickford, Rhode...

We invite you to visit our flagship year-round store in Wickford, Rhode Island or seasonal location in Charlestown, Rhode Island or shop online for an unsurpassed selection of boats, gear and lifestyle accessories.We love the sport and we hope you'll join us and experience The Kayak Centre difference.

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Great kayak rental in RI

This place is better than another one we tried and I'd recommend it, especially for novices. You can go many directions into nature or into the harbor area and you won't have to... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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2,147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This place is better than another one we tried and I'd recommend it, especially for novices. You can go many directions into nature or into the harbor area and you won't have to worry about aggressive boaters.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Shelton, Connecticut
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

My husband and I wanted to do something fun and different while in Rhode Island celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary. We were so glad we took the Sunset Tour on June 4, 2016. We were accompanied by two wonderful guides, Alex and Jenna, around the Wickford Bay and Channel. The tour was from 6:30-8:30 PM. The kayaks were in great... More 

Thank Tammy C
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We originally stopped by to buy a PDF as a gift and ended up going back to buy 2 kayaks, roof rack, etc. for ourselves when we found out they were having really good sale on everything in the store. The staff each time was very knowledgeable and very, very helpful. It may help that it was a bleak December... More 

Thank Kathleen R
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144 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Very happy with our experience at the Kayak Centre in Wickford. Rented 2 boats (with paddles, pfds, a map - everything necessary) and had a lovely time. Paddled out past Cornelius Island and around the back side of Rabbit Island, turned around and went up Mill Creek, and came back through Fishing Cove. So fun. The folks at Kayak Centre... More 

Thank snickerseg
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We hired two kayaks for two hours and it was reasonably priced & good fun! The scenery is beautiful abd tge area is so oea

Thank Alisonesther
Sherbrooke, Canada
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55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Rented two kayaks here last week. Professional service, good rates and great location...what else could you ask for? Staff were helpful in choosing the right kayak and showing us where to stay clear of.

Thank Robyn M
New York
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165 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We rented SUP's at the Kayak Centre's Charlestown Beach location. We hadn't made advance reservations but had no problem. The parking lot and launch site are small. It was a bit short-staffed but the staff members did a good job to get us out on the water. You can rent for 2 or 4 hours. While the area that they... More 

Fall River, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Had to stop in while in Wickford as their reputation is well known among the kayaking community. Spoke at length with the owner about all things Kayak (business, trends, products, etc...) Knowledgeable staff, only quality product and good advice. The advice is free so if you are considering a kayak or kayaking accessory purchase I highly recommend that you check... More 

Thank Jadbo
Coventry, Rhode Island
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1,836 reviews
430 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

nice kayak's with a great location.the area is just so nice and has a neat town location just around the corner. shops,restaurants,ice cream is coming I heard,that is one of my favorite things on a warm day quite a bit of parking and you can bring your own boat if you want too. great staff will help you out if... More 

Thank Barry N
Walpole, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Very professional operation. Really great place to kayak as the water is quite calm, and the scenery is New England! For a 2 hr kayak, bring snacks or lunch so u can pull over on a little island beach and relax for a little while-it makes for a lovely afternoon. If u have time, walk around Wickford for an ice... More 

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