Boating and Diving
The Dive Shop. This shop rents, sells, and services dive equipment, refills air tanks, and offers PADI instruction and certification. It also conducts group "fun dives" close to shore. 550 Thames St., Newport, RI, 02840. 401/847–9293. www.thediveshopnewport.com.
Sail Newport. Take a private two-hour sailing lesson or rent 19- or 22-foot sailboats or kayaks at Sail Newport, New England's largest public sailing center. Ft. Adams State Park, 60 Ft. Adams Dr., Newport, RI, 02840. 401/846–1983. www.sailnewport.org.