Outdoor summer activities have plummeted in popularity since televisions became able to mimic the wetness of slip 'n’ slides, the smell of family barbecues, and the tedium of a live baseball game. Reclaim the great outdoors with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get your choice of any four-hour rental (up to a $55 value) at Narrow River Kayaks’ Galilee and Narragansett locations. Rentals include a paddle, personal-flotation device, and basic instruction.
The water-skimming specialists at Narrow River Kayaks equip all levels of aqua adventurers with a variety of paddle-pushing options. Choose a vessel from the fleet of more than 75 solo or tandem kayaks, canoes, and standup paddleboards, then get a quick lowdown from a qualified staff member on the basics of steering, paddling, and using muffled oars to raid galleons in the dead of night. From the Narragansett location, explore 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. Or depart from the new Galilee location and paddle past miles of coastline in search of the perfect spot to raze and rebuild anew.
Narrow River Kayaks is open Thursday through Sunday until Memorial Day and seven days a week after that.
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.