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Row a Wooden Boat: Summer

Experience summer on the water rowing a dory in Belfast Bay! 1-3 people. Pricing per person.

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 90 US dollars
  • Meet at west end of the Armistice or Footbridge near the Pierce Street lot.

Open Water Rowing in a Stunning Location

Learn to row a traditional-style wooden boat in beautiful Belfast Bay. Summer is the prime season in Maine for on the water adventures! Immerse yourself in this gorgeous coastal setting while learning something new. Soak up radiant sunny days, row through the fog, witness the interplay of light, sea and sky, observe the abundant wildlife that live here, drink in that horizon...all part of this one-of-a-kind experience. All skill-levels and abilities welcome! If you prefer not to row and be a passenger this is an option, too. Please choose "Guided Tour" on the booking form. In your lesson, you'll learn introductory rowing skills. We'll focus on form and technique and break down the parts of a stroke. You'll learn about elements of open water rowing, including tidal cycles and currents, rowing in a variety of conditions and some of the fundamentals of navigation. The lesson is available for 1-2 people, ages 14 and up. A third passenger is welcome. Also, see the "Learn to Row 4-pack!" Rows are often punctuated with sightings of seals, jumping fish, osprey, eagles, cormorants, loons, gulls and a variety of ducks. Occasionally we'll see a porpoise or otter! You'll also learn about Belfast's working waterfront and our heritage of wooden boats. Sessions are offered throughout the week, mainly mornings, with some late afternoon sessions. Pricing is $90 per person. DWR may be able to customize a special row for you and your party--please inquire! Your row begins with a safety talk, reviewing the different parts of the boat, going over rowing commands and getting seated properly and comfortably. Lifejackets (PFDs) are required on the boat. DWR will provide these--however, if you have your own PFD, please bring it. Dress appropriately for the weather. Temps can vary and the wind can be brisk. Wear comfortable synthetic, silk or wool clothing clothing, wind resistant outerwear and footwear appropriate for the conditions. Bring water to stay hydrated. Sunscreen is recommended. WEATHER AND DWR CANCELLATION POLICY: Safety is DWR's top priority. Rows are weather dependent. DWR will go out in a variety of weather conditions, including light to moderate wind, some chop and swells, fog, rain and snow. DWR's client cancellation policy applies--please review. Look forward to rowing with you!

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

A client-canceled row that happens 48 hours in advance will receive a full refund; 24 hours in advance, half the fee will be refunded.  Less than 24 hours, day of cancelations or "no-shows" will not be eligible for a refund.  A canceled row may be rescheduled one time.  A cancelation after a row has been rescheduled will not be eligible for a refund. DWR reserves the right to cancel a row at any time, for any reason, generally due to safety concerns. If this is necessary, DWR will make every effort to reschedule the row. If this is not possible, a full refund will be issued. Rows purchased for a particular service cannot be transferred to another service. Purchased Pricing Plans are for the purchaser only--cannot be used for another or transferred to another person. Gift cards can be used for Pricing Plans.

Contact Info

  • Meet at west end of the Armistice or Footbridge near the Pierce Street lot.


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