Dragon Boating

The Dartmouth Dragon Boat Association offers dragon boat sessions for participants with vision loss.

It’s a great opportunity to  get out on the water for fun and fitness.

These dragon boat sessions generally take place from June to September each year at Graham’s Grove Park, Prince Albert Rd. in Dartmouth.

About Dragon Boating

A dragon boat is a 40-foot long boat, with 20 benches. Two paddlers sit on each bench, one on the left, and one on the right. It is a flat bottomed very stable boat. There is a coach/steersperson standing in the back.

Sessions are open to you and a guide. We like to have a one to one ratio of sighted and non-sighted paddlers, so we are happy to provide a bench mate for you, but would ask that you please let us know in advance that you will be coming and need a partner.

What You Need to Know                                                                                              

  • Sessions are free.
  • Lifejackets and paddles will be provided.
  • Wear clothing and footwear that can get wet, preferably in layers so you can adjust.
  • If you have a service dog, we can arrange for a dog watcher if you let us know in advance.
  • We do not cancel in inclement weather, with the exception of lightning.


Graham’s Grove Park, Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth (There are no buses that come directly to the site. Bus 62 stops at the bottom of Glenwood Avenue, and there is then a 400 foot walk.)

For more information, or to let us know you are coming, please email info@dragonboateast.ca or leave a voicemail at (902)469-4425

Summer 2018 Schedule: 

Sunday July 8 1PM

Sunday July 15 1PM

Sunday July 22 1PM

Saturday Aug 4 1PM

Saturday Aug 11 1PM

Sunday Aug 19 1PM