Dragon Boating

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.paddlers propel a dragon boat through blue wavy water from a distance

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.

Location and getting there

45 Graham’s Grove.  (Taxis or Access a Bus need exact address for GPS.)
The #62 bus now goes from the Bridge Terminal to the Penhorn terminal stopping on Prince Albert Road and Braemar at 1212pm on Saturdays.  This is across the street from Graham’s Grove Park.  There is a return bus at 240pm going to the Bridge terminal.

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

2022 Schedule

 All sessions at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday June 4, 11, 18, 25
Saturday July 16, 23
Saturday August 13, 20, 27
Saturday September 3
a dock and several dragon boats lined up and empty

Promoting community, sports, active and healthy lifestyles for visually impaired Nova Scotians.