About The Kayak Centre

When The Kayak Centre opened in 1995, we set out to create the kind of environment that people would love returning to. This would be a place that offered exceptional on-water paddling programs with high quality gear and instructors; an amazing inventory and selection to choose from, and above all, a destination where knowledgeable and friendly staff could provide exceptional customer service.

Today, our original goals still guide the Centre and our commitment to customer service is paramount. We want you to find the right boat for your needs, budget and future aspirations and we don’t mind taking the time to walk you through the process. From sitting in a boat in the showroom, to test paddling on the water, to racking your car so you can take it with you that day-we provide you with a level of personal service that you just don’t find at  “big-box” or “alphabet” stores.

It’s not just about selling boats-it’s about a lifestyle. Paddling is great exercise, offers an escape from the stresses of daily life, allows you to see the world from a different vantage point, and is just plain fun. Our on-water programs offer an array of possibilities for everyone to get involved in the sport. Whether you rent a kayak for a few hours, join a guided tour or participate in an instructional program, our goal is to make it a memorable day on the water.

We invite you to visit our flagship year-round store in Wickford, our seasonal location in Charlestown or shop online for an unsurpassed selection of boats, gear and outdoor accessories

We love the sport and we hope you’ll join us and experience The Kayak Centre difference.