Ocean fest means having fun on the water! Down on the Foss dock, you can:
- Try a kayak or rowboat
- Pull the oars on a real Dragon Boat
- Paddle in and out of the festival and you’ll get a giveaway!
Whitehall Rowing is based in Vancouver, B.C., and promote rowing human powered boats – no engines, no pollution! They’ll have 2 of their double 17 slide seat rowboats to try for a rowing demo, plus 2 Oar Board SUP rowers to try out.
The Tacoma Dragon Boat Association brings together people from diverse backgrounds around greater Tacoma to paddle a human-powered watercraft with a 2,000-year-old tradition. They love the beautiful coastal marine ecosystem, and the wildlife that calls it home, and are always picking up any floating trash they find. They’ll have a 20-paddler dragon boat to try out!
Metro Parks Tacoma is known for connecting people with nature and the outdoors through local parks and recreation. They’ll have a fleet of kayaks for you to try – sign up at their booth near the dock entrance. No experience necessary!