Dragon Boating

The Dartmouth Dragon Boat Association is offering dragon boat sessions for blind and partially sighted individuals who would like the opportunity 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.
  • 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 or high wind.


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 2019 Schedule: 

Saturday June 8 1PM

Saturday June 22 1PM

Saturday June 29 1PM

Sunday July 14 1PM

Sunday July 28 1PM

Saturday August 3 1PM

Saturday August 10 1PM

Saturday August 24 1PM

Saturday Sept 7 1PM

Saturday Sept 14 1PM