Give it a try!

You can come out to Silva Bay Marina and try paddling with us two times without spending any money.  

We have paddles for you to use and some spare PFDs (life jackets).

But, please contact us first so we can makes sure there is room for you in the boat.

See our Contact Us page for different ways to reach us.

You can find our practice schedule 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 here.  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 Membershp 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. 

Your first Drop-in session will cost $10. After that Drop-in sessions are $3.

What do you need

If you decide to join you may want to buy your own PFD. 

In time you may also want 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.