Once Wii technology improves to the point where it can accurately mimic the sensation of Slip n’ Slides, family barbecues, and skinny-dipping, there will no longer be any reason to leave the house during the summer. Today’s Groupon gives you one last chance to enjoy the great outdoors before some criminally-negligent corporation coats it with oil: for $25, you get your choice of any four-hour rental (up to a $55 value) from Narrow River Kayaks in Narragansett, conveniently located just one mile from the ocean in the Pettaquamscutt–watershed area. Your rental will include a paddle, personal-flotation device, and basic instruction.
After choosing a vessel from Narrow River Kayaks’ fleet of more than 75 solo or tandem kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards, Narrow River Kayaks will give you the quick low-down on the basics of steering, paddling, and using muffled oars to raid galleons in the dead of night. From there, you’ll be free to release your inner outdoorsiness up and down Narrow River’s prime-time waterage. Use the power of your upper appendages to uncover a tidal inlet and salt marsh, an estuary, a fjord-like pond, and freshwater pools as you make your way down to where the river meets the open ocean. An outdoor shower, changing tent, and portable restrooms are available on-site for post-paddling clean-up, and for avoiding awkward conversation with bears in nature’s restroom.
Narrow River Kayaks is open seven days a week in season, encouraging morning warriors to put a saddle to the paddle as early as 6:30 a.m. and enabling late-afternoon party-people to ride into the not-quite-sunset horizon until 5 p.m. during the week and 6 p.m. when the week ends and the ethereal blur of nether-time between Friday and Monday occurs.
Narrow River Kayaks
The land surrounding the Narrow River is a prime example of Rhode Island's varied natural splendor, which includes sandy beaches, lush forests, green fields, marshland, and sand banks. Narrow River Kayaks puts it all within reach, equipping locals and visitors with a variety of vessels, including canoes, and kayaks.
Once boated up, you can paddle your way across the Pettaquamscutt Watershed area for a relaxed day of fishing, picnicking, spotting wildlife, or making kissy faces at your own reflection in the river. With outdoor showers, changing tents, and portable restrooms onsite, Narrow River Kayaks assures aquatic adventurers a comfortable time in the great outdoors. The shop also sells new and used kayaks, and can set up all boaters with items such as dry bags, waterproof containers, and personal flotation devices for jaunts past the John H. Chafee Wildlife Refuge and the Kettle Ponds.