The Dragon Boat Orientation Program (DOP) led by our experienced trainer and steers-person would be the best option for people who are interested in trying out the sport of dragon boating for the first time. Suitable for team bonding, social club(s) gathering or just a group of friends whom wish to have some fun time and a good laugh together. 

Rates:

 

Number of Paddlers per Boat

Rental Rate per Boat per Session (inclusive of GST)

Boat with 1 trainer & 1 steersperson

Boat Size

Minimum

* Maximum

Affiliate

Non-Affiliate

12-crew Dragon Boat (note a)

6 pax

120

in 1-session

(10 boats)

$192.60

$224.70

22-crew Dragon Boat (note b)

12 pax

242

in 1-session

(11 boats)

$ 214.00

$267.50

* if there are more participants than the maximum, it is possible to deploying them in 2 sessions

 Duration: 2 hours (15mins of safety briefing, 90mins of water practicing, 15mins mini race, if more than 2 boats)

Location: Kallang river and Marina Channel

The hiring of dragon boat will be on a 2-hour per session basis and the time slots are as follows:

8 am to 10 am (note d)

10 am to 12 pm

12 pm to 2 pm

2 pm to 4 pm

4 pm to 6 pm

The 2-hour session includes the time taken for drawing out of equipment, inspection, launching and returning of the dragon boat and all accessories issued. It also includes a 20-minute safety briefing.

 Notes:

a. Inclusive of a rudder, 10 paddles, 10 buoyancy-vests and 2 bailers
b. Inclusive of a rudder, 20 paddles, 20 buoyancy-vests and 2 bailers
c. Please produce certificates of trainer and steersperson during booking
d. There will be a surcharge of $10.70 (inclusive of GST) per boat per session for 8 am to 10 am session

Optional: Safety Escort and Rescue Boat

If you require additional safety provision, we can deploy a power boat (or more) to serve as a Safety Escort and Rescue Boat which comes with 1 MPA-licensed driver and fuel. Can accommodate Media Team of 2 persons (i.e. photographer and videographer, etc.)

§  $642.00 (inclusive of GST) for full day, 8am to 6pm

§  $481.50 (inclusive of GST) for half day, 8am to 2pm OR 2pm to 6pm

Depending on which time your DOP session is, hiring of the Safety Escort & Rescue Boat is therefore considered only for ½ or full day (i.e. for 10am to 12pm session, the hire is for ½ day, etc.)

Optional: Lifeguard

You may want to consider deploying a Lifeguard as additional safety provision. Note that deploying a lifeguard will also require the deployment of a Rescue Boat (separate charges apply)

$80.25 (inclusive of GST) per lifeguard per session.

 

Booking

a. So you want to do DOP, here is what you should do:

       1. Set your number of participants

       2. Identify a date

       3. Identify a time slot

       4. Decide whether you require Lifeguard and/or Safety & Rescue Boat

b. For booking, please email the following information to admin@sdba.org.sg, at least 2 weeks (*) before your intended session:

       1. Company/organisation/individual’s name

       2. Date and time of your session

       3. Total number of participants

       4. Type of boats (see Dragon Boat Rental from the “Services” drop down menu)

       5. Contact person’s name and mobile number