The Dartmouth Dragon Boat Association offers dragon boating for participants who are blind or visually impaired. It’s a fantastic opportunity like no other to get out on the water for fun and fitness.
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.
- We do not cancel in inclement weather, with the exception of lightning or high wind.