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Activities

Abram's Animal Farm

 

Address: 160 Spring St, Block Island, RI

Don’t miss our Farm & Aviary, located across the street from The 1661 Inn. It is home to a menagerie of animals including camels, llamas, pygmy and fainting goats, black swans, a yak, a zebu, lemurs, red kangaroos and more. The farm is open year-round during daylight hours for kids and kids at heart to enjoy.

 

Website: https://blockislandresorts.com/exotic-farm-and-gardens/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Abrams-Animal-Farm/247223145300516

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1661Farm/

Phone: (401) 466-2421

Ball O'Brien park

Address: West Side Rd Block Island, RI

This popular town park has a lot to offer, including:

  • Bathrooms

  • A full sized basketball court

  • A large Playground

  • Picnic shelter with charcoal grills

  • A Skate park

  • Two tennis courts

  • Walking path

  • Pickleball 

Website: https://www.newshorehamri.gov/335/Facilities

Phone: 401-466-3200

Bewitched on the Block

 

Roxanne is available in house or on location for small and intimate group events providing Spiritual Medium Readings, Psychic Tarot Readings, Intuitive Astrology Readings, Reiki Sessions, and IET Sessions.

Larger group private events are available for Group Readings, Psychic Teas, Reiki Sessions, Sound Healing, and Guided Meditation on location or a beach.

 

Website: www.blockislandghosttours.com/bewitched-on-the-block

Phone: (401) 477-2979

Email: blockislandghosttours@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Blockislandghosttours

Instagram: www.instagram.com/blockislandghosttours

Block Island By Bike

 

will share light history and island folklore while leading a group of up to six people around beautiful Block Island. It is approximately two and a half hour scenic tour covers just under nineteen miles over paved, dirt and gravel roads with several stops along the way. We travel at your pace, however this trip is for the semi fit intermediate bike rider. Trips depart daily at 8am and 4pm. Each participant must be a minimum of 16 years old. E-bike riders must be a minimum of 18 with a valid drivers license. Online bookings must be made 10 hours in advance. Please call for shorter notice bookings. 

Website: www.blockislandbiketour.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/blockislandbybike

Email: zena@blockislandbiketour.com

Phone: (401)-497-1777

Block Island Community Sailing

 

Address: New Harbor Boat Basin, West Side Rd

Block Island Community Sailing is Block Island’s Center for adult / family sailing.  If you want to learn to sail or just experience a relaxing sail on a larger cruising sailboat, BICS offers everything from US Sailing certified keelboat sailing instruction, to a relaxing sailing cruise, for you and your family, out on Block Island Sound.  BICS sails out of the New Harbor Boat Basin (near the Oar Restaurant) with larger keelboats.  To learn more about our programs or to book a scenic 2.5-hour sailing cruise out in Block Island Sound, see our website at www.sailbi.org, or call our office at 401-741-5136

Website: www.sailbi.org

Phone: (401) 741-5136

Email: henry@sailbi.org

Block Island Fishing 

Charters

 

Address: Old Harbor Charter Dock, Block Island

Offering fishing charters and Wind Farm tours with Capt. Steve Miller. A premier charter fishing service on Block Island providing a great sport fishing experience. Offering fishing charters since 2000, and Captain Steve Miller has been fishing the waters of Block Island since the 1980s. Block Island Fishing Charters is the oldest, longest-running charter business on Block Island, and we offer full-day, 3/4-day, and half-day charters.

Website: https://www.blockislandfishingcharters.net/

Phone: (401)-487-2425

Location: Old Harbor Docks

 

Block Island Fishworks

 

Address: 40 Ocean Ave Block Island, RI  

Here you will find information on our guided light tackle and fly fishing charters as well as offshore fishing trips.  Do not hesitate to contact Capt Chris with any questions.  Capt. Christopher Willi has over 20 years of local knowledge and skill to bring you a memorable fishing experience. Available boats are the 'Jessica Kate', a 23ft Maycraft CCX powered by a 200HP 4 stroke Yamaha,  or 'Harley' - a 33ft Young Brothers powered by a Isuzu 220hp diesel. Offering half-day (4hrs), 3/4 day (6hrs), and full day (8hrs) charters targeting striped bass, bluefish, bonito, false albacore, scup, seabass, and fluke. Great fun for the adventure seeker or the family!  We also offer rental kayaks, paddleboards and peddleboards- all great family activities

Website: www.sandypointco.com

Phone: 401-466-5392 or 401-742-3992  

Email: BIFishworks@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fishblockisland/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/fishblockisland/#

Block Island Ghost Tours

 

Address:  2nd floor Odd Fellows Building, 232 Water Street

Discover the darker side of Block Island on our new walking tours, Spirits with Spirits and Ghost Ride Island Tours, using ghost boxes and EVP recording to communicate with the Other Side. Psychic events and reading with RI medium Roxanne Jasparro will enlighten you. Book on our website or call for reservations to book group events. 

 

Website: www.blockislandghosttours.com

Phone: (401) 477-2979

Email: blockislandghosttours@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Blockislandghosttours

Instagram: www.instagram.com/blockislandghosttours

Block Island Maritime Institute 

 

Address: 216 Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI

Block Island Maritime Institute (BIMI) offers maritime-related educational programs for children and adults including harbor tours, guest lecturers and features an outdoor aquarium with five tanks filled with local fish and marine life. BIMI’s Cove Room is available for private use for weddings and rehearsal dinners, birthday, anniversary parties and reunions. BIMI is located on Ocean Avenue in New Harbor next to Dead Eye Dicks and is open to the public to provide educational programs and maritime activities including marine science and maritime heritage for residents and visitors on Block Island.

 

Website: https://blockislandmaritime.org

Phone: (401) 500-3501

Email: info@blockislandmaritime.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bimaritimeinstitute/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Block-Island-Maritime-Institute-255131531169725/

Block Island Parasail

 

Address: Old Harbor Dock, Block Island, RI

Block Island Parasail & Water Sports has since 1989 offered a variety of fun-filled entertainment for the entire family. Soar above Block Island’s pristine waters aboard the state-of-the-art Parasail boat. It’s a great way to see the island and get out on the water with friends and family. Or try a wet and fun banana boat ride! Large groups are welcome. Reservations made in person or call for more details.

Located on the Old Harbor Dock.

 

Website: biparasail.com

Phone: (401) 864-2474

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blockislandparasail/?igshid=1kff6gxb0lnl0

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Block-Island-Parasail-Inc-124532620707/

Block Island Sound

 

Address: 105 Spring St, Block Island RI

Meditative and ambient sound bath

 

Website: blockislandsound.com

Phone:  (973)-652-1678

Email: b_ill10@hotmail.com

Block Island Yoga 

 

Address: 22 Spring Street Block Island, RI  

Summer 2024 will be a transitional year. Gwendolyn will be taking over Susan Stover’s yoga classes at the Community Center for two weeks, between June 29th and July 13rd. See our website for more detail.

 

Website: www.blockislandyoga.com

www.gwendolynalker.com

Phone:  (347) 581-7577

Email: ga41@nyu.edu

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlockIslandYoga/

Elevation Studio

 

Address: 1 Spring Street, Block Island, RI

Join us at the 1661 Farm and Gardens across from the 1661 Inn. Classes include; Yoga Fusion, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, BootyBarre, Tabata just to name a few!

When you stop trying to be everything to everyone, when you stop seeking & searching on the outside, your center, your core is right here to be rediscovered. You come home to your self. You return to wholeness. You come back to LIFE.

We are Block Island's original yoga and movement class studio. Founded in 2005. Our mission is to provide offerings and services that inspire good health, and happiness. We cultivate our classes in an authentic, creative, and professional way in order to provide the therapeutic practices that inspire well being. Whether you are new to these wellness arts or an advanced practitioner, Elevation Studio has a place for you. We hope our services enhance your experience of beautiful Block Island.

Visit our web site for further information about classes and schedule.

 

Website: http://www.elevationbi.com

Phone: (401) 466-9642

Email: elevationbi.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elevationisland/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elevationisland/

The Farmer Florist 

 

Mimi is the farm operator & floral designer, and advocates chemical-free and environmentally mindful farming practices. Her services include small events, elopements, flower pop-ups, and specializes in flower crown workshops. Perfect for bachelorettes, birthdays, or any other celebration and a creative way to connect with friends and family!

These workshops have the option of becoming a packaged experience too, by adding a styled photoshoot, lunch, and yoga. All offered by island businesses! Mimi arranges with what's in season and loves artfully connecting her clients with color and elements of the natural world through her floral practice!

 

Website: http://www.mimifarnold.com

Phone: (203) 216-2177

Email: mimif.arnold@gmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefarmerflorist_bi/

Fishing Academy on Block Island 

 

The Fishing Academy provides a safe, fun environment for children to learn how to fish and improve the skills they already have. Super Fun!

Go to the BlMI website and learn all about it - not to be missed.

 

Website: https://blockislandmaritime.org/the-fishing-academy/

Phone: 401-500-3501

Email: fishingacademy@gmail.com

Fred Benson Town Beach

Address: 7 Corn Neck Rd Block Island, RI

This newly renovated facility offers:

  • Bathrooms

  • Chair/umbrella rentals

  • Changing rooms

  • Full concessions area

  • Hot showers

  • Lifeguarded beach

Website: www.newshorehamri.gov/335/Facilities

Phone:  401-466-3223

Email: dsniffen@newshorehamri.gov

HeliBlock

 

Address: 1 Center Rd, Block State Airport, New Shoreham, RI 02807

As our staple helicopter tour, we’ll take you on an entire lap around scenic Block Island, the Block Island Wind Farm or go out to North Light.  There’s simply no better view of Block Island .

HeliBlock of Westerly, Rhode Island also provides Helicopter Tours for the entire state of Rhode Island, including aerial tours of historic towns and cities such as Westerly, the beaches of Misquamicut and Watch Hill, as well as tours in and around Block Island, RI.

Private charters available to Southern Rhode Island, New York City, the Hamptons, and Boston.

 

Website: http://www.heliblock.com

Fort Island Kayaks & Paddleboards 

 

Fort Island Kayaks & SUP's is part of Block Island Fishworks and offers one of the best Block Island activities to do during your visit.  Explore the Great Salt Pond (New Harbor), the crown jewel of Block Island, on stable and beginner friendly sit-on-top kayaks.  Single, tandem, and the new triple kayaks are available. We also have BIC stand up paddle boards (SUP's) for rent for all ages and abilities as well as Hobie Pedalboards... standup boards that you 'pedal'.  Groups of 6 or more are encouraged to call ahead for availability/reservations.

 

Website: http://www.bifishworks.com

Phone: (401) 742-3992

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fishblockisland/?hl=en

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Block-Island-Fishworks-53317427340/

Hula Charters

The Hula Dog is a 27ft Shamrock with an in-board engine. The vessel has high gunnels with wrap around padding and a spacious back deck. Since its a center console you can cast off the bow and move around the boat freely. Matt also has a flats boat for fly fishing and stalking bass in the shallows.

Come join Captain Matt for an epic day of fishing on Block Island! The water surrounding Block Island is loaded with fish from May though October. You’ll catch many species of fish ranging from giant striped bass and aggressive blue fish to feisty sea bass and vigorous fluke. Block Island is known as the striper capital of the world however we also come upon bonita, false albacore and just south of the island we’ve caught Mahi Mahi, bluefin tuna, and other pelagic species. We also offer tours of the Block Island Wind Farm.

Website: https://hulacharters.com/

Phone: (401) 263-3474

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hula_charters/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063647217267

Email: HulaCharters@gmail.com

Pickleball

Address Ball O'Brien Park Summer: West Side Rd Block Island, RI

Address School Gym Fall/Winter: 15 High Street Block Island, RI

The pickleball craze has hit Block Island. Played with a paddle on a court, Pickle-ball is a cross between badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. All Skill levels are invited to play. Equipment will be provided. Fall/Winter: School Gym. Spring/Summer: Ball O'Brien Park. Ages 16+

Novice-Beginner program: Sundays 1-4pm, Tuesdays 8-10pm 
Beginner program: Sundays 4-6pm
Advanced Program: Thursdays 8:30-10pm

Website: https://www.newshorehamri.gov/333/Programs

Phone:  401-466-3223

Email: dsniffen@newshorehamri.gov

Pond & Beyond Kayak

 

Address: 216 Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI

We are located on the Block Island Maritime Institute (BIMI) property.

Reservations are required, please.

Pond and Beyond offers rentals, tours, and basic instruction via Kayak. Also, upon request, other beyond the pond adventures such as hiking, bird watching, and snorkeling. So come kayak with us on the largely undeveloped 900 acre Great Salt Pond. whether you are a neophyte, expert or somewhere in between there is water waiting for you to enjoy.

 

Daily eco-tours, kid programs, family tours, groups, full moon paddle, sunset paddle, women only. Instruction for beginners. Tour reservations recommended.

 

Offering; 1 to 2 hour eco tours. Eco family adventures that can be 2 to 4 hours.

 

Eco tours / adventures include land based hiking / beach strolled / ecology, swimming / etc.

Website: www.Pondandbeyondkayak.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PondandBeyondKayakBlockIsland/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/pondandbeyondkayak/

Rustic Rides Horseback Riding 

 

Address: West Side Road, Block Island, RI

We will pick you at the Block Island Visitor Center and bring you right to the trails. Plan a sunset ride right on the beach! Guided trail rides around the west side of the island. Ponies for the kids are available, too.

Please, call for reservations.

 

Phone: (401)466-5060

Email: rusticrideshorsefarm@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rusticrideshorsefarm/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/rusticrideshorsefarm/?igshid=spsjvo3nmw6t

Southeast Lighthouse

 

Address: 122 Mohegan Trail, Block Island, RI

Block Island's Southeast Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark built in 1873. It was moved back from the edge of Mohegan Bluff in 1993. 

Guided Lighthouse Tower Tours are available.

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily / Late June thru Labor Day. Weekends only in early Summer and Fall.

Website: https://southeastlighthouse.org/

Rooster Fishing Charters

Address: Old Harbor Dock 

Rooster is a classic, custom-built, 36' downeast fishing vessel. Rooster is Coast Guard documented for 6 pack charters as well as licensed for commercial fishing in Rhode Island waters. Rooster is also licensed for tuna and shark fishing on the offshore grounds. It features a spacious cockpit for large parties and has an enclosed head.

Phone: (401) 439-5386

Email: FVRooster@gmail.com

Taxi Tour Around the Island

 

Address: Water Street  Come to the Taxi Stand on Water Street by the Ferry Terminal in Old Harbor and engage one of our taxis for a 75 minute trip around the Island. See both lighthouses, Mohegan Bluffs, Rodman's Hollow and more. The drivers will tell you a bit about the Island history on the trip. A GREAT way to be introduced to our beautiful Island.

 

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