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Row a Wooden Boat: Winter

Experience winter on the water rowing a wooden dory! 1-3 people. Pricing per person.

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

Open Water Rowing in a Stunning Location

Can you really row in the winter? YES! Embrace the season DoryWoman Rowing style: rowing a traditional-style wooden boat in Belfast Bay. Unique, adventurous and FUN with a focus on wellness and experiencing the wonders of winter: the quiet beauty, navigating ice floes and rowing in the snow, the astonishing ever-changing interplay between water, light and sky and communing with the wildlife that winters over in this watershed. There is nothing more classically Maine than THIS experience! All skill-levels welcome, ages 12 and up. Total on the water time is approximately and hour and fifteen minutes. "Row a Wooden Boat: Winter" provides an introduction to rowing a two-oared, fixed seat wooden dory in open water (also, see the "Learn to Row 4-pack" under Packages for more comprehensive instruction). The lesson is available for 1-3 people. If you and/or your party prefer not to row, choose "Guided Tour" on the booking form. $90 per person. "Row a Wooden Boat" is offered Tues-Sunday mornings throughout the winter. PLEASE NOTE: session start times may need to be adjusted due to the temperature and weather conditions. 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 to be worn on the docks and the boat. DWR will provide these--however, if you have your own PFD, please bring it (and let us know). Dress appropriately for the weather. Temps are generally cold this time of year and the wind can be brisk. Layers are recommended. Wear comfortable synthetic, silk or wool clothing clothing, wind resistant/insulated outerwear, a hat and gloves and footwear that will keep you warm and dry. Bring water to stay hydrated. Sunscreen and sunglasses are 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, snow, ice, fog and light rain. DWR's client cancellation policy applies--please review. Looking forward to rowing with you this winter!

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.

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