The Kayak Centre Paddling School

Since 1995, The Kayak Centre has been offering exceptional kayak learning experiences on some of the most wonderful waterways that Rhode Island has to offer!

Many things have changed over the years but one thing remains the same… teaching is still at the heart of our business. Whether you are a recreational paddler, want to learn how to stand up paddle, or an experienced sea kayaker, we have a program designed for you. Our teaching programs and instructional clinics continue to get rave reviews. We teach from April through October and put more than 1000 paddlers of all ages and abilities on the water each year. Our waterfront location with easy access to Wickford Harbor and Narragansett Bay is unsurpassed.

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 paddling 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 clinic at any level, our goal is to make it a memorable day on the water.

Our courses are taught by experienced American Canoe Association (ACA) and British Canoe Union (BCU) instructors. The learning experience is unsurpassed and the instructor-student ratio is no more than 1:5, providing a personalized learning experience.

Join us in “the Ocean State” for a fun and exceptional learning experience. Our goal is to exceed your expectations.