Rowing experience in Cambridge! No experience required
92 Ratings
Experience the iconic sport of rowing in Cambridge! Join our half-day sessions and row in a coxed eight boat, just like the crews in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. No experience required!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • City of Cambridge Rowing Club - That ‘wow’ factor from start to finish!

We start the experience with an introduction at City of Cambridge Rowing club.This is followed by a half an hour session on the clubs rowing machines (ergs), working on timing and technique. We then put the technique into practice by taking an ‘eight’ boat out and affixing this to the side of the river where participants are then able to perform the rowing stroke on the water.
Once we feel confident that you are able to follow instructions carefully, we will head back to the boathouse to fetch all the remaining blades. Quick picture moment and then its straight onto the river where you get a full hour of rowing on the River Cam!

What's Included
  • Experience rowing with ‘Eight Boat’ used in the prestigious Cambridge-Oxford boat races
  • Train like a pro on Concept 2 Ergometers (Rowing Machines)
  • Access to exclusive club facilities
Additional Information

If you’re a local inhabitant or merely stopping by for business or leisure, we’re thrilled to provide an uncommon and thrilling chance for you to partake in Cambridge’s most renowned sport - rowing!
We conduct half-day courses throughout the year, utilizing state-of-the-art amenities and apparatus. You’ll have the opportunity to row in a coxed eight vessel, similar to the teams in the globally popular Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.
So if you desire to acquire a new talent, strengthen relationships with your pals or coworkers, or create new bonds - register for the Cambridge Rowing Experience now!

Please get in touch with us for more details.

City of Cambridge Rowing Club
Kimberley Road
The meeting point is outside the 'City of Cambridge Rowing Club' Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking time
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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May 7, 2024
Great experience and a lot of fun! - Really great experience and very well taught by Omar. lots of enthusiasm and we all did really well! It's great being out on the water and having fun!
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Apr 27, 2024
Fantastic Rowing Intro! - Went on the rowing experience this morning and it was fantastic. Omar was very professional and the event was fun and expertly organised. My Partner has wanted to try rowing for ages and it was a great birthday treat for him. The pace of the event was perfect and the rowing on the river was wonderful - thanks Omar!
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Apr 27, 2024
Amazing experience on the Cam. - Amazing, fun experience. Omar is great, very knowledgeable and patient! Would definitely recommend to any. Will be definitely be back for Level 1 sessions!
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Feb 27, 2024
Cambridge Rowing - We went to Cambridge to experience the most iconic activity in Cambridge - rowing! Although I had some rowing experience before, my friend was a little nervous about rowing for the first time. However, the coach patiently explained the rowing movements and techniques. After 30 minutes, we were able to row freely on the water. We were very satisfied with this rowing experience.
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Feb 18, 2024
Rowing Experience - Contacted a number of clubs about the learn to row course and Omar at Cambridge rowing experience was the only one to get back to me about taking part in his rowing experience first which I would highly recommend and is a fun 3 hours.
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Feb 16, 2024
A great way to start rowing - I had no idea how to try rowing in Cambridge until I saw the banner for CambridGE rowing. Beginner rowing with Omar was a fantastic experience, and I can’t wait to go back. He is an excellent and fun teacher who made rowing accessible. I can’t believe how quickly he got us moving well on the water. I highly recommend this.
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Jan 16, 2024
Try something really local in Cambridge! - It was an incredible first experience I had in rowing, completely new for me, but absolutely brilliant. We were lucky to have such a talented and professional rowing instructor. Thank you Omar for that. It was really accurate in theory to understand the basics and quite practical, so we could go on water from the very first session. It was challenging to work as a team, but we had clear instructions what to do, so all went really well. The only issue is, that I would love to continue having rowing experience in future. Really engaging! I can recommend it all my friends and people who want to try something really local in Cambridge.
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Jan 5, 2024
Excellent and fun team building experience - I organised this event as a corporate team-building activity for a group of senior executives. The Cambridge Rowing Experience team provided outstanding service, guiding us through the proper rowing techniques with patience. No prior rowing experience is necessary to participate in the activity. We all had a delightful time and extend our deepest appreciation to Omar and the team for making our experience both enjoyable and enlightening.
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Nov 27, 2023
Thrilling Rowing Experience over Cam🚤 - Last week, had a memorable first experience in a long time with rowing over the beautiful Cam🌊. I have never been that close to the river and always been little afraid. But Omar was superb with his guidance, instructing all of us with patience and providing an amazing taster session. We started with absolute rowing basics in the gym, with gradually moving to final experience. Post gym, we moved to boat garage, then understanding the tidbits of balancing, moving & rotating the boat. After getting into the river, we gradually started to get hold of the subtle art of balancing and moving boat altogether across the river. Omar was kind enough to keep all of us motivated and getting us ready for the final thrilling experience when everyone got into perfect team sync. And, woohoo, kudos to all of us, we managed to kept the boat upright through the whole experience. I'd definitely recommend anyone getting started on rowing or just want to experience the sport with guidance. I am sure, you will enjoy every bit and have it in your memory for a long time.
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Nov 12, 2023
Fantastic Rowing Experience with City of Cambridge Rowing Boat Club - Incredible rowing experience in the City of Cambridge Rowing boat club. The entire day was nothing short of amazing, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The team's enthusiasm and professionalism were evident from the moment I registered for the Rowing Taster Day. Special thanks to Omar for organizing such a fantastic event and ensuring everything ran smoothly. The rowing itself was an exhilarating experience, and the picturesque surroundings of Cambridge made it even more memorable. The cox was patient, knowledgeable, and made the entire process enjoyable for everyone The variety of sessions available ensures that individuals of all levels can continue to engage and improve their skills. I am particularly excited about the prospect of participating in the group erg sessions and the indoor rowing tank. The detailed information provided about these sessions, including timings, locations, and costs, is incredibly helpful. Thank you once again for a fantastic day, and I look forward to seeing you all in a boat again soon!
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up to 8 guests
1 Adult
May 2024