Welcome to
Amathus Dragon Boat Club

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. Take a look at our video below of dragon boating in action!

what dragon boating looks like
what you could be doing!

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


“A sense of belonging.”

“A low cost alternative to the gym.”

“Making new friends in Liverpool.”

“Getting fitter.”

“An inclusive sport, everyone is welcome.”

“A sense of belonging.”

“Having fun and socialising as a team.”

“Challenging myself.”

“Taking part in racing and social paddling in different places together.”

want to get involved?

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. First session is free.

Opportunities for men and women in our:

womens team

mens team

mixed ( men and women 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

Contact us:

Dave on 07850 911697
Lorna on 07557 408414

EveryBODY welcome at Amathus!

Ladies Team
Amathus Dragon Boat Club Ladies Team May 2023

book your free paddle session here:

Like what you have seen? Come and join us

Book a paddle session on event brite above.

First session is free.

Alternatively email us to secure your place:


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!

What you will need to take part

  • gym kit/sports kit including footwear such as trainers( you don’t mind getting a little wet) NO JEANS, HEELS, BOOTS, HEAVY OUTDOOR COATS,DRESSES, DANGLY EARRINGS, WETSUITS, SWIMMING COSTUMES
  • a waterproof coat or jacket and long sleeve top/hat/ warm layers for the cooler months.
  • a towel and change of clothes

Session venue and training times

Tuesdays and Thursdays arrive by 6pm ( session starts at 6:30pm until 8:30pm)

Sunday arrive by 9.30am ( session starts at 10am until 12:00pm)

Liverpool Watersports Centre

110 Mariners Wharf


L3 4DG

Please arrive on time in order for you to take part in a safety briefing and for you to be allocated with kit for the session.

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

Dave on 07850 911697

Lorna on 07557 408414