Paddle Board RI Named “Best of New England” Winner by Yankee Magazine​


Paddle Board Rhode Island has been recognized as a 2013 “Editors’Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, on newsstands now. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. For 37 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region. ”While it may be hard to create a business, the true challenge is in making it work, being good enough that it endures and brings people back. Those are the qualities we look for and reward when we say ‘Best of New England,” says Yankee’s editor Mel Allen.

PBRI is stoked to be named Best Way to See the Bay in this month’s Best of New England — Editors’ Choice edition of Yankee Magazine! It was quite a thrill to open up an envelope after a long week and find this little gem inside.  Paddle Board Rhode Island is Rhode Island’s only standup paddle board company that specifically focuses on the enjoyment derived from being on the water.  We offer unique paddle board tours, lessons, fitness classes, parties and more.  Full Moon paddles, dog SUP tours, sunrise fitness sessions, paddling through downtown Providence…and that’s just the beginning.

This season, John and Kristin have added 2 part-time SUP instructors and tour guides, as well as partnered with some incredible companies to help offer some of the best equipment in the industry.  We can service all standup paddle board needs, from lessons & tours to getting you hooked up with boards, paddles and SUP accessories.  We strive to keep the stoke fresh for everyone.

Yankee Magazine’s May/June 2013 Travel Guide, on newsstands April 23, features 317 “Best of New England Editors’ Choice” winners, which include the region’s best attractions, food & dining, lodging, and bargains. This special issue also names 120 top events around New England and shares six island daytrips—from dawn to dark, plus recipes for delectable island fare.

About Paddle Board Rhode Island: Paddle Board Rhode Island opened its businessin October of 2011 in southern Rhode Island. PBRI was established by John Andel and Kristin Kaczmarek to serve the SUP community in the Ocean State. Located in beautiful Rhode Island, PBRI has miles and miles of salt ponds, rivers, lakes, Narragansett Bay and the ocean to offer its customers a stand up paddle experience they will be sure to never forget. John and Kristin also founded a non-profit organization, Stand Up for the People, dedicated to helping the community and helping others in need. More information about Paddle Board RI is available at:

About Yankee Magazine: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, NewHampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home,food, and feature stories. With an average circulation of 317,000 and a total audience of 1.7million readers, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned,independent magazine publisher. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously producedperiodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and McLean Communications. More information aboutYankee: New England’s Magazine is available at:

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