Kayaks on the Blackstone
casual, half-day kayaking excursion is ideal for beginners
and recreational enthusiasts, yet features enough small
(avoidable!) rapids and points of interest to satisfy the
most experienced of paddlers. It’s a great way to introduce
a friend to the sport, while expert instructors manage the
run, put-in to take-out.
First, an orientation covering safety
and some basic instruction. Then some time to get familiar
with the strokes required to properly guide, propel and turn
the craft. Instruction continues during our run, assuring a
great time and fun experience for all.
Gliding along the river, endless scenes
of natural beauty appear. You’re likely to spot wildlife
such as deer, heron, cormorants, ducks, geese and sunning
turtles. A bit of local history, along with information on
wildlife and vegetation enhances the journey.
Experienced hands will take on the
portage from river to canal. We’ll pause to visit the
Captain Wilbur Kelly House. Surrounded by wildflowers, the
home of this ship captain and mill owner now features a
small but engaging museum with interactive and interpretive
displays depicting the changes in transportation and
commerce, and their relationships to farms and factories.
The run back is ‘down river’ from here,
and as newly minted paddling enthusiasts, we come together
for a hearty campfire lunch, camaraderie, and of course an
exchange of stories that only get better with the telling!
*Note: This tour is sold as a complete
package. Kayaks provided are donated for this special Tour
Rhode Island event, courtesy of Blackstone Valley
Outfitters. Therefore, the price of the tour remains the
same if you decide to use your own kayak.
$49.00 plus RI sales tax
helmet, flotation device, guide & instructors, lunch
will get wet. Plan accordingly! A complete change of
clothes is essential. Additional Personal Gear:
Insect repellent, sun block, sneakers that can get
wet or water shoes, snack, and water. Last, but not
least, remember to bring your enthusiasm and sense
Carrington Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 (401) 312-0369
Though never required,
it is customary to personally extend a
gratuity to your tour guide. A modest
‘thank you’ would be a dollar or two per
person, or more if it is well earned, within
your budget and commensurate to their
service. Group collections are discouraged.
Please see our FAQ page for important details
about your tour.