Full service boating on beautiful protected waters
The backyard at the Inn faces Quonochontaug Salt Pond, a tidal lagoon roughly the size of Central Park in New York City. Sheltered by a barrier beach, the waters of the salt pond are warmer and calmer than the ocean and are ideal for paddle sports and sailing. Rocky shorelines, grassy marshes and wide-open expanses offer abundant and diverse areas to explore. Our resort on the water has acres of sandy shallows that offer ideal training grounds for new paddlers.
The Boathouse maintains a fleet of Rhode Island boat rentals with approximately 35 top-brand small boats and accessories, which guests can take out daily between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All boats are impeccably maintained and cleaned by staff members who will outfit you with the craft of your choice and launch you on your adventure. Whether you’re looking to go kayaking in the morning light or head out by sailboat at sunset, we’re happy to help you see the sights of Quonochontaug Salt Pond and the Rhode Island shoreline. The Boathouse has life jackets sized infant through large adult. Use of the Inn’s boats is included in your room rate. Guests at Ocean House, Watch Hill Inn and the Cottage Collection are welcome to join the fun and may charge usage fees to their room account.
Available boats include:
– Single, tandem and sit-on-top kayaks
– Standup paddle boards
– Hobie Mirage Eclipse paddle boards
– Pedal boat
– Hobie Cat Wave sailboat
– Sunfish sailboat
– Beetle Cat sailboat