Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7, from 10am to 4pm for our annual demo weekend.

Entry fee is 5 canned goods or $5 to donate to the North Kingstown Food Pantry.

If you’ve come in the past, you know how much fun this event is.  New for this year, we are partnering with other local outdoor businesses to offer a multi-sport demo. Stedman’s Bike Shop, Wakefield Running, and more, will be there!

The Kayak Centre’s annual Demo Weekend features the largest selection of kayaks, stand up paddleboards and gear in the Northeast, available to test paddle on the water.

Kayak Fishing On-water Demo

Sunday, May 7, 9am – 4pm

Interested in kayak fishing, but don’t know where to begin? We will have every fishing kayak we stock available to demo, and Ocean State Kayak Fishing will be offering seminars on lures, rigging, transporting your kayak and more. This will be an event you do not want to miss! 

Compare our selection of fishing kayaks

Test paddle all the top kayaks,
SUP brands and latest gear

Special Demo Weekend pricing and packages will be available for this event. This is an opportunity to buy at the best prices of the season!

No sales tax on kayaks, SUPs or accessories purchased with a boat/board in Rhode Island.

If you can’t get to the event… buy your kayak or SUP through our online shop or call the store to make your purchase. The Kayak Centre ships boats, SUPs and accessories nationwide.

Please feel free to call or email us with any questions!

SUP boards by:


Accessories and gear by:

Werner PaddlesAstral BuoyancyKokatatSeals’s SkirtsNRSYakimaThuleMalone Auto RacksSun Bum • North Water  Suspenz • Smith • OlukaiPatagonia
and more!

Demo Weekend Specials

10% off all Kayaks & SUPs
10% off all accessories (15% off if purchased with a boat)
Shop our great selection of paddles, PFDs, racks for your car or your home, safety equipment, wetsuits and more!
Layaway Program Available
Sale runs through the end of Demo Weekend! No sales tax on boats & boards in RI!