Best Sea Kayaking in Rhode Island

This list represents the most popular sea kayaking in Rhode Island. Use this list to plan your next Rhode Island sea kayaking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 New Harbor, Block Island

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    Block Island, RI

    A quintessential Block Island paddle around the Great Salt Pond. This paddle through the bustling Great Salt Pond is a nice way to get a taste of Block Island. From Block Island, experienced ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A quintessential Block Island paddle around the Great Salt Pond. This paddle through the bustling Great Salt Pond is a nice ...

  • #2 Hog Island

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    Bristol, RI

    A fun excursion around a small island in the east passage of Narragansett Bay. Paddlers who enjoy striving for a particular destination will appreciate this trip, which begins in historic Bristol ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    A fun excursion around a small island in the east passage of Narragansett Bay. Paddlers who enjoy striving for a particular ...

  • #3 Newport Harbor

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    Newport, RI

    A sight-seeing paddle through an opulent harbor to a nearby state park. Sailing and yachting are serious passions in Newport, and this harbor plays host to some of the world’s wealthiest watercraft ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A sight-seeing paddle through an opulent harbor to a nearby state park. Sailing and yachting are serious passions in Newport, ...

  • #4 Wickford Harbor

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    Wickford, RI

    Paddle through historic Wickford Harbor and explore interesting islands and coves. Wickford is a small fishing village within the town of North Kingstown on the western shore of Narragansett ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Paddle through historic Wickford Harbor and explore interesting islands and coves. Wickford is a small fishing village within ...

  • #5 Bristol Harbor

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    Bristol, RI

    A fairly quiet paddle through a historic harbor. If you enjoy gazing at beautiful sailboats, an occasional yacht, and a few large waterfront houses, but want to avoid all the chaos of Newport, ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A fairly quiet paddle through a historic harbor. If you enjoy gazing at beautiful sailboats, an occasional yacht, and a few ...

  • #6 Fogland Beach

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    Tiverton, RI

    A beautiful and potentially challenging paddle on the Sakonnet River. Unlike other saltwater "rivers” mentioned in this book, the Sakonnet doesn’t resemble a river much at all. It is the easternmost ...
    •  1 to 7 hours
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful and potentially challenging paddle on the Sakonnet River. Unlike other saltwater "rivers” mentioned in this book, ...

  • #7 Mackerel Cove

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    Jamestown, RI

    A coastal paddle along southern Conanicut Island into a sheltered cove. Jamestown, which occupies all of Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay, has beautiful beaches, cute shops and restaurants ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A coastal paddle along southern Conanicut Island into a sheltered cove. Jamestown, which occupies all of Conanicut Island ...

  • #8 East Passage: Fort Adams to Lands End

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    Newport, RI

    This trip combines a tour of Newport Harbor with a view of the famous Newport mansions on the Cliff Walk. Landing is almost impossible because the shoreline is privately owned; the exceptions ...
    •  Day Trip
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip combines a tour of Newport Harbor with a view of the famous Newport mansions on the Cliff Walk. Landing is almost ...

  • #9 Greenwich Bay

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    Warwick, RI

    This shallow, 5-square-mile estuary is a good place to paddle even in somewhat rough conditions—water is rarely deeper than waist-high, so you aren’t likely to get into much trouble. The bay ...
    •  4 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    This shallow, 5-square-mile estuary is a good place to paddle even in somewhat rough conditions—water is rarely deeper than ...

  • #10 Sakonnet River: Sakonnet Point to Tiverton

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    Sakonnet, RI

    While much of Rhode Island’s coastal zone is densely populated, the eastern shore has by contrast been left to the farmers, dairy cows, and vintners. The Sakonnet River is the most easterly ...
    •  Day Trip
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    While much of Rhode Island’s coastal zone is densely populated, the eastern shore has by contrast been left to the farmers, ...

  • #11 West Passage: Fort Getty to Fort Wetherill

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    Jamestown, RI

    Dutch Island is a small state island located in the West Passage just to the west of Conanicut Island and Jamestown. It is located at the bay’s south end, where Rhode Island Sound meets the headlands ...
    •  Day Trip
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Dutch Island is a small state island located in the West Passage just to the west of Conanicut Island and Jamestown. It is ...

  • #12 Bristol Harbor to Prudence Island

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    Bristol, RI

    The mainland has many put-ins for a paddle to Prudence Island, but a launch from Bristol Harbor gives you a good sense of what the island is about. Prudence is 6.5 miles long and 1.6 miles wide. ...
    •  Day Trip
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    The mainland has many put-ins for a paddle to Prudence Island, but a launch from Bristol Harbor gives you a good sense of ...

  • #13 The Cove

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    Tiverton, RI

    Travel through the basin of the Sakonnet River to a large, protected cove. The cove located just to the west of the Sakonnet River basin is known by many names. You might hear it called Blue ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Travel through the basin of the Sakonnet River to a large, protected cove. The cove located just to the west of the Sakonnet ...

  • #14 Prudence Island

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    Portsmouth, RI

    Circumnavigate Narragansett Bay’s third largest island and its miles of undeveloped shoreline.
    •  16 nautical miles
    •  Guide

    Circumnavigate Narragansett Bay’s third largest island and its miles of undeveloped shoreline.

  • #15 Jamestown

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    Jamestown, RI

    Enjoy cliffs, rocks, and ledges; a good surfing beach; lighthouses; and the chance to ogle at several architectural curiosities.
    •  7-10 nautical miles
    •  Guide

    Enjoy cliffs, rocks, and ledges; a good surfing beach; lighthouses; and the chance to ogle at several architectural ...

  • #16 Newport

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    Newport, RI

    Paddle past Newport’s historic mansions, rocks, and ledges between Brenton Point and Lands End and along Sachuest Point.
    •  13-14 nautical miles
    •  Guide

    Paddle past Newport’s historic mansions, rocks, and ledges between Brenton Point and Lands End and along Sachuest Point. ...