Friday, October 2, 2009

Allegheny River Dragon Boating, August 21,2009 | 6:00 p.m

If you have never seen the Allegheny River or the downtown skyline from a bench on a dragon boat, you've missed a great experience! Dragon boating, which is a world-wide sport, is also a fun way to be out on the river with no expertise or special equipment. The long wooden boats have ten benches for twenty paddlers, along with a drummer and steersman, and, unlike the narrow rowing shells, are very stable in the water. Rowers went for a sunset paddle with the paddlefish, enjoying great river views.


  1. Our thanks to you for arranging such enjoyable trips.

    The professional manner in which the Dragon boating was presented took me back many years to training in sports at school. It was a joy to feel so young again!
    The historical accounts given at intervals along the Allegheny as we biked were greatly enjoyed.

    Best wishes for the success of your vision for the future of the riverfront.

    --Robert Olby and Ann Ruth

  2. I attended the Dragon Boating event with the Pittsburgh Paddlefish. I went with a neighbor of mine and had a fabulous time! The river was beautiful and weather was perfect the night we were out. The folks from the Pittsburgh Paddlefish were so much fun and I learned a lot about Dragon Boating and different sights on the river they pointed out as we went along. I have gone to several more Dragon Boating sessions with the Paddlefish as a result of that night. You have a whole new appreciation for our beautiful city when you see if from the water!

    Patty Mascaro