Give it a try!

If you never paddled with us before you can come out to Silva Bay Marina and try paddling two times without spending any money.
We have paddles for you to use and some spare PFDs (life jackets).

But, please contact us each time you plan to come so we can makes sure there is room for you in the boat.
Send us an email using our Contact Us page.

You can find information about practices here.

When you arrive we will need you to complete a waiver form.
We do some warm-up exercises and then away we go.

You can see some youtube videos on paddling technique on this page Paddler Resources. If you have time, please watch the first two before you come out.


If you decide Dragon Boating is for you you can become a member of our club.
See the page Membership Fees for different membership options.

A normal Dragon Boating year will start in April and run through to the end of September.

If you can’t participate on a regular basis we have a Drop-in option.
Drop-in fee is $10 per session.

what do you need

If you decide to join you should buy your own PFD.
After your first year with us you should plan to buy your own paddle.

Depending on the weather you may want rain gear, a hat, sun glasses, sun screen, and a water bottle.

Dragon Boating Benefits

Dragon Boating is fun and great exercise. You will get to know lots of amazing people who live on Gabriola Island. And it is a great way to see local ocean wild life and scenery!

The Haliburton Highland Paddlers provide much more detail about benefits on their page Dragon Boating Benefits.