New England Boating TV: Wickford, RI

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In this episode, the NEBO crew descends on Wickford, on the western shore of Narragansett Bay. Co-hosts Parker Kelley and Tom Richardson spend a couple of action-packed days exploring this charming village by land and sea, getting to know the local waters and the local boaters.

Scenes from Wickford, RI. Photo / Tom Richardson
Scenes from Wickford, RI. Photo / Tom Richardson

The show begins with a tour of the well-protected harbor, including a run-down  on where to get a slip or mooring, where to launch your boat, and where you can tie up for a few hours while you go ashore. Parker and Tom also check out some of the shops and restaurants in town, including the Beach Rose Café and Tavern by the Sea, and take a tour of colonial-era Smith’s Castle on Mill Cove.

Tom with a slightly smaller fluke, compared to Parker (see below). Photos/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.
Tom with a slightly smaller fluke, compared to Parker (see below). Photos/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

Also in store is some fluke fishing (spoiler alert: Parker bags a doormat) with Capt. Dave Monti, kayaking on Mill Cove, a visit to the Sea Bee Museum in Davisville and even some SUP yoga. Oh, and let’s not forget a meet-and-greet with the state’s ugliest dog, Squiggy.