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Dragon Boat

Dragon Boat Paddling

Dragon Boat 101 provides beginners to the opportunity to learn the basics of Dragon Boat Paddling

Dragon Boat 201 is a follow up to 101 and provides participants the opportunity to learn how to paddle competitively and work toward becoming part of the NBP Dragon Boat Programs

Available Dates:

All Dragon Boat sessions take place on Saturdays from 8:00am to 10:00am and consist of 4 classes

Beginner 101:





1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27

4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28








Intermediate 201:

101 Prerequisite


2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24




5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2  8AM-9:30AM  

To register, please click choose a link below


Dragon Boat 101 Registration

Dragon Boat 201 Registration


12 through Adult


$80 per session (total of 4 classes per session)

Provided by NBP:

  • Venue
  • Paddling Equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Water
  • Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
  • Nationally Certified Dragon Boat Instructor
    • Certified in First Aid & CPR
  • NBP T-Shirt
  • Certificate of Completion

Participants Must Bring:

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water Safe Shoes
  • Form Fitting Clothing
  • Ability to Pass NBP Swim Test


Regatta Island at Nathan Benderson Park

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle Sarasota, FL 34235

Cancellation Policy

Class minimum registrants: 10


Ongoing NBP Dragon Boat Programs

Dragon Boat 101 & 201 Prerequisite

If you are interested in becoming part of one of our ongoing NBP Dragon Boat Programs, please contact the Program Manager at or 941-358-7275 for more information. 


18 years and older


A monthly fee may apply.  Teams will be responsible for their own team registration fees for competitions.



NBP Ongoing Program Payment

FOR EXISTING TEAM MEMBERS:   To sign up for automatic monthly billing, please contact the Program Department at or 941-358-7275 x5812.

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NBP's Survivors in Sync and BlewByU Dragon Boat teams!

Host of the 2015 IBCPC (International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission) Dragon Boat Festival at NBP.

Home of the Survivors in Sync (SIS) Dragon Boat Team-winners of the 2015 Sarasota Holiday Festival Parade "Best Theme" award.

Home of the 2017 Suncoast Dragon Boat Festival

Park Hours

April - October: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
November - March:     6:00 am to 6:00 pm



Event Booking

Team Training Booking


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