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Welcome to Block Island

Block Island is located 13 miles out to sea. So, get ready for adventure; the only way to travel to the island is by boat or plane. It is certainly worth the trip!  Block Island is spectacular and becomes more beautiful with each changing season.

The island is surrounded by 21 miles of beach.  More than 43 percent of the island has been preserved; twenty-eight miles of walking trails are maintained for your use. There are acres of open space which are a haven for flora and fauna, it’s no wonder Block Island was named one of the “last great places” in the western hemisphere by The Nature Conservancy. Walking and biking are an excellent way to take in the rolling hills and stunning vistas, but that all depends on the visitor; many decide to rent a bike, car or moped, jump in a taxi, or view your surroundings in a helicopter or on horseback.

If you are looking for an activity there is something for everyone. You can swim, kayak, paddleboard, parasail, surf, bike, go charter fishing, or relax on the beach. Browse through our unique boutiques and galleries, grab a bite to eat in one of our fine restaurants or visit the nightclubs for live entertainment.

Block Island was settled by 16 farming and fishing families in 1661 and more than 200 years later it became a vacation destination. Block Island in the 1880’s went through a building boom and many of the historic buildings that you see today are from that Victorian Period. Staying in one of these iconic hotels is like stepping back in time.

The Block Island Chamber of Commerce is ready to help you plan your special Block Island vacation. We can assist you in your decision on where to stay on the island, where to eat, where to shop, and what to do! (401) 466-2474 Water Street, Block Island

We are located at the Old Harbor Ferry Landing.  

We hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep
23
Wed
9:00 am Farmers Market at the Manisses H...
Farmers Market at the Manisses H...
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
1:30 pm BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  Please email us at BIMI02807@gamil.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for[...]
Sep
24
Thu
9:00 am BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  Please email us at BIMI02807@gamil.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for[...]
Sep
25
Fri
1:30 pm BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Sep 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please email us at BIMI02807@gmail.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for viewing[...]
Sep
26
Sat
9:00 am BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special time additional times from 2:00pm -4:00pm Please email us at BIMI02807@gmail.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.[...]
9:00 am Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
10:30 am Walk to end Alzheimer’s
Walk to end Alzheimer’s
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
The Walk for Alzheimer’s attendees should plan to meet at the Fred Benson Town Beach at 10:30am for the opening ceremonies. Because of COVID please support a walker anytime. Write a check directly to the[...]
Sep
28
Mon
9:00 am BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please email us at BIMI02807@gmail.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for[...]
Sep
30
Wed
9:00 am Farmers Market at the Manisses H...
Farmers Market at the Manisses H...
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
1:30 pm BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  Please email us at BIMI02807@gamil.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for[...]
Oct
1
Thu
9:00 am BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  Please email us at BIMI02807@gamil.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for[...]
6:45 pm Pond & Beyond – Full Moon Kayaking
Pond & Beyond – Full Moon Kayaking
Oct 1 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Reservations are required, please. Watch the sunset,  then the moon rise.  Not to be missed! For more details and information go to www.pondandbeyondkayak.com Please call to book and discuss your adventure (401) 578-2773
Oct
2
Fri
1:30 pm BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Oct 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please email us at BIMI02807@gmail.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for viewing[...]
Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special time additional times from 2:00pm -4:00pm Please email us at BIMI02807@gmail.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.[...]
9:00 am Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
Oct
5
Mon
9:00 am BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please email us at BIMI02807@gmail.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for[...]
Oct
7
Wed
9:00 am Farmers Market at the Manisses H...
Farmers Market at the Manisses H...
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
1:30 pm BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Oct 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  Please email us at BIMI02807@gamil.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for[...]
Oct
8
Thu
9:00 am BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  Please email us at BIMI02807@gamil.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for[...]
Oct
9
Fri
all-day Putting More Emotion in Painting
Putting More Emotion in Painting
Oct 9 all-day
Take an island escape with us! Dig deeper within – learning to create true emotions with paintings. View Judy’s websites, Judy Vilmain Fine Art- http://www.extraordinaryordinaryliving.com For more information please call Sue Black, sueb3@verizon.net or 603-677-2356
1:30 pm BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please email us at BIMI02807@gmail.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for viewing[...]
Oct
10
Sat
all-day Putting More Emotion in Painting
Putting More Emotion in Painting
Oct 10 all-day
Take an island escape with us! Dig deeper within – learning to create true emotions with paintings. View Judy’s websites, Judy Vilmain Fine Art- http://www.extraordinaryordinaryliving.com For more information please call Sue Black, sueb3@verizon.net or 603-677-2356
9:00 am BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special time additional times from 2:00pm -4:00pm Please email us at BIMI02807@gmail.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.[...]
9:00 am Farmers Market at Legion Park
Farmers Market at Legion Park
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Visit the Block Island Farmer’s Market for the latest arts and crafts on the island. If a drizzle of local honey on a fresh-baked scone is your idea of heaven, you can find heaven on[...]
Oct
11
Sun
all-day Putting More Emotion in Painting
Putting More Emotion in Painting
Oct 11 all-day
Take an island escape with us! Dig deeper within – learning to create true emotions with paintings. View Judy’s websites, Judy Vilmain Fine Art- http://www.extraordinaryordinaryliving.com For more information please call Sue Black, sueb3@verizon.net or 603-677-2356
Oct
12
Mon
9:00 am BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
BIMI Aquarium Tank Hours
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please email us at BIMI02807@gmail.com if you would like to schedule an activity or have any questions. We are able to provide these individualized activities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The tanks will be open for[...]
Oct
23
Fri
all-day Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day
Cindy Wilson will return to the island on October 23rd – 25th for another amazing Black and White Photography workshop. She is a great teacher! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. See that attached flyer for[...]
Oct
24
Sat
all-day Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day
Cindy Wilson will return to the island on October 23rd – 25th for another amazing Black and White Photography workshop. She is a great teacher! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. See that attached flyer for[...]
Oct
25
Sun
all-day Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
Cindy Wilson will return to the island on October 23rd – 25th for another amazing Black and White Photography workshop. She is a great teacher! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. See that attached flyer for[...]
Nov
5
Thu
1:00 pm Donate Blood at Block Island School
Donate Blood at Block Island School
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Donate Blood with the Rhode Island Blood Center.