Explore Narragansett Bay

Like a precious gem in a fine jeweled setting, Narragansett Bay is the sparkling geographic center of Rhode Island. Sailing, boating, fishing, kayaking, cruising, swimming and seal watching are a few of the great recreational opportunities enjoyed by millions of visitors each year. Historic villages nestled along the scenic coast offer waterfront dining, shopping, adventure sport outfitters and more.

Don't have your own boat? We have scores of ways to explore the bay for fun and learning. Relax on a narrated boat cruise along the islands of the bay. Sail into the sunset on a historic schooner. Relive America's Cup heritage by crewing on a 12-meter yacht. Cast your line while enjoying a fishing boat excursion. Paddle your kayak along the bay's pristine coastline for an unforgettable experience. Whatever you choose, we've got all the details for you to enjoy our Jewels of the Bay.

Water Sports and Off-Shore Adventure

Narragansett Bay's protected harbors and inlets provide a perfect refuge to enjoy water-related recreation. Bayside outfitters rent recreational equipment including snorkel gear, boats, jet skis, canoes and kayaks. Details about equipment rentals, charter boat services, beach locations, boating facilities, fishing and more are just a click away:

Excursions and Bayside Sites

Scheduled departures leave daily throughout Rhode Island on a variety of bay sightseeing excursions, including schooner cruises, narrated boat tours, sailboat lessons and catamaran voyages. Enjoy an unobstructed view of historic points of interest located along the bay. Click on the links below to plan your bay adventure.

Bay Facilities and Licensing

Narragansett Bay is a user-friendly destination. Below you'll find specifics about fees, licensing, restrictions and boating:


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