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Welcome to Amathus Dragon Boat Club
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What is Dragon Boat RacinG?

Dragon boating is the fastest growing sport in the world. It involves paddling a large canoe style boat with 20 other people in the same boat, together. In just under an hour we will teach you the basics of paddling a dragon boat while enjoying being out on the water of the Liverpool Docks, experiencing the fantastic views from the water.

want to get involved? first session now free!

Want to get fitter while having fun? Want an alternative to the gym? Want to make new friends in Liverpool?

Come and have a go at dragon boating here in Liverpool. Dragon boating involves 22 paddlers paddling a boat together. You will be warmly welcomed into a friendly and supportive team of individuals of all ages, shapes and sizes. Everybody is welcome at Amathus!

EveryBODY welcome at Amathus!

What to expect at one of our sessions

When you arrive, one of our members will meet you. You will be given a full safety brief and an introduction to paddling by one of our fully qualified and experienced coaches. Here we will give you all your equipment to take part in the session ( a paddle and buoyancy aid). This is also where you can ask us any questions you may have. You will then be guided to the dragon boat where you will be buddied up with an experienced paddler or coach as part of our team and we will teach you the basics of paddling in around an hour and a half. Straight away you will be paddling the boat under expert guidance while having fun and making many new friends!

dragon boating benefits

  • a sense of belonging
  • low cost alternative to the gym
  • make new friends in Liverpool
  • an inclusive sport: EveryBODY! welcome
  • getting fitter
  • have fun and socialise as a team
  • exercising in the outdoors
  • mental health benefits
  • challenges and racing available

book your free paddle session here:

Like what you have seen? Come and join us! First session is free.

Book a paddle session on event brite above.

Alternatively email us to secure your place:


session venue and Training times

Tuesdays and Thursdays


(Please arrive promptly at 6pm to allow time for a safety briefing and kit allocation. )



(Please arrive promptly at 9:30am to allow time for a safety briefing and kit allocation. )

Venue address:

Liverpool Watersports Centre

110 Mariners Wharf


L3 4DG

What you will need to take part

  • gym kit/sports kit including footwear such as trainers( you don’t mind getting a little wet)
  • a waterproof coat or jacket and long sleeve top/hat/ warm layers for the cooler months.
  • a towel and change of clothes

Please note: If you are not dressed in appropriate clothing you may not be able to take part in the session.

Have any questions?

If you have any questions please email us: enquiries@amathusdbc.org.uk

what dragon boating looks like
what you could be doing!

Amathus Dragon Boat Club (C) 2021 Promotional Video. What is dragon boating?

Amathus Dragon Boat Videos

Browse through videos of our racing and achievements, recent and past. Enjoy ! These are true speed – come and see for yourself.

National League Races 2018

Emphatic Winners Liverpool 2.8 K Race 2018
Final Winners Liverpool 500 m
Winning despite equipment failure – Nottingham

National League Races 2015

Battling to Victory Side by Side Liverpool
National Winners – Holme Pierrepont


The Value of a Top Helm

The road to Hungary European Championships
Crossing the Channel by Dragon Boat

and There’s More

Head Coach’s Birthday Treat 2010
National League Wraysbury Winners
A Clean Sweep – National Championships


email: enquiries@amathusdbc.org

tel: Dave on 07850 911697 or Lorna on 07557 408414