Rhode Island Watersports

The heart of Rhode Island is Narragansett Bay, a sparkling body of gentle ocean water which is considered the state’s greatest natural resource. Bountiful fishing and shellfishing, challenging sailing conditions, quiet coves and wide, sandy beaches make the bay ideal for water sports. For more than 50 years, 12-meter yachts competed on the bay for sailing’s prestigious America’s Cup, earning host city Newport the nickname “Sailing Capital of the World.”

Boating Enthusiasts: With over 400 miles of coastline, it’s no wonder that boating is one of Rhode Island’s favorite pastimes. Each season, more than 100 boating related events are held on the Rhode Island and Block Island sounds and Narragansett Bay. Maritime events and attractions include weekly yacht club regattas, trans-Atlantic ocean races, canoe and kayaking tours, international boat shows, and nautical museums.

For a free Outdoor Activity Guide call Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish & Wildlife, 401-222-3075.

Area watersports services are available…

Anderson’s Ski and Dive Center
East Greenwich
Kayak Centre of Wickford
North Kingstown
Narrow River Kayak
Quaker Lane Bait and Tackle
North Kingstown

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