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Rowing experience in Cambridge! No experience required

By Cambridge Rowing Experience
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Ages 14-75, max of 8 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Use of Concept 2 Ergs (Rowing Machines)
  • Use of 'Eight Boat' same as the ones in the Cambridge-Oxford boat races
  • Use of club facilities


Start:
  • City of Cambridge Rowing Club, Kimberley Rd, Cambridge CB4 1HJ, UK
    The meeting point is outside the 'City of Cambridge Rowing Club' Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking time
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 318755P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Cambridge Rowing Experience
      93
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      Joined in July 2021
    • 87samimk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      From the excellent teaching to the most stunning views, I would highly recommend doing the taster session and beyond. Suitable for all ages and a super sociable event to!
      Written 18 April 2023
    • Marzuq A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommended for all occasions!
      An awesome experience and highly recommended to anyone and everyone! Definitely will do this again! - Easy and structured training - Great for team building and good fun - Awesome to be rowing and seeing the views - I can't think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy this! Thanks Cambridge Rowing!
      Written 25 September 2021
    • Tylerf16667
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great rowing experience for those unfamiliar! Amazing coach
      Had the pleasure of joining Cambs Rowing Experience for a great Sunday afternoon. Omar did an incredible job of bringing us all on board for the experience and not inundating us with rowing terminology. Very welcoming and definitely have a new enjoyment for rowing. Whether you’re a tourist or live in Cambridge and have never done rowing, definitely an experience worth doing! I’ll likely carry on and try and join a local club.
      Written 20 September 2021
    • R4294VEpaule
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Challenging day made fun
      Great day out on the water. Really enjoyed the comprehensive introduction - even lifting the boat was fun :) Great value for money and a trusting voice from Omar. Recommended for all ages (I was in the over 18 group)
      Written 19 September 2021
    • bethB7473EE
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect introduction.
      Very friendly and a wonderful atmosphere for beginners. Omar was very inspiring, introducing all at a very comfortable pace. Highly recommended.
      Written 19 September 2021
    • X0GJchrisg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great experience.
      An excellent introduction to rowing, very well organised and with a superb instructor. Can't fault the experience and am looking forward to following it up with the two hour session on the Cam. Thoroughly recommend to anyone who is thinking of giving rowing a go.
      Written 19 September 2021
    • davidgJ1491TV
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Introduction to rowing
      Excellent introduction to rowing led by a really good teacher. Learnt so much in a short space of time - very enjoyable experience
      Written 14 September 2021
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    Clare M
    Cambridge, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022 • Family
    Fantastic experience as a taster to rowing on the cam which has led to other sessions to develop skills further .
    Omar is a great coach and his vision for making rowing accessible for all is genuine and is a reality not just a sales pitch.
    A flexible approach from week to week without commit long term.
    His sessions are really inclusive and delivered with true passion for rowing and wanting to see you succeed. Really pleased I had this opportunity and would definitely recommend if you want to give rowing a try !
    Written 4 February 2022
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    Thank you! We look forward to seeing you more often!
    Written 10 February 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Arthur P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Solo
    Fantastic afternoon with Omar! He's an encouraging and informative coach as well as just being a nice guy.

    It was great to go through everything, from how to do the stroke correctly to getting the boats in and out beforehand, once we were on the water I wasn't concerned it would go wrong.

    The amount of time spent was just right, we got to get out onto the water and practiced, but didn't get too exhausted, as I was a complete beginner!

    I also really enjoyed the variety of people who were on the session. There were couples, family, young, old, a great mix!

    Would really recommend doing this, it's the quintessential Cambridge Experience and Omar makes it highly accessible.
    Written 10 August 2023
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    That's such a lovely review - thank you so much! We'll pass your kind words on :-)
    Written 20 August 2023
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    Helena0024
    Cambridge, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    Trying out an Eight seemed like a risky adventure but it really wasn't! It was a lot of fun and definitely something you won't get to try anywhere else. With great guidance from Omar it was easy to understand the technique and actually it would take a combined effort from all eight rowers to capsize! You begin on the ergs to learn some basic technique and then get into the boat. In Cambridge this is easy as there is a dock. The trip down the river through the Commons is beautiful and you do have time to enjoy it as there isn't any speed involved! If you enjoy it as much as I did, you can keep going back to build your skill and maybe even get selected to join a competitive team. The Cambridge City Rowing Club is a prestigious boat club so you are in good hands.
    Written 15 August 2022
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    That's wonderful, thank you for the lovely review!
    Written 18 August 2022
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    marks17
    london15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    Did the taster session having always wanted to have a go and, if you're looking for this too, it's the perfect way to do it. Omar was brilliant with his teaching to instill the confidence and make everyone feel at home given only one person out of the eight had ever rowed properly before. Having done some technique training indoors you transfer to the river on a static boat before taking a full eight out up and down the river. Brilliant experience and would highly recommend.
    Written 7 February 2022
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    Thank you for your lovely review! We'll pass this onto the instructor
    Written 10 February 2022
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    Pauline2013
    Guildford, United Kingdom47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Business
    First experience of rowing (apart from the gym!) What an afternoon! Omar is a brilliant teacher. Explained everything and nobody felt stupid. Nice bit of practice on dry land and then off we went. Bit wobbly and some dodgy techniques I reckon, but we were off down the river at a good pace and I’m sure there were some Cambridge Blues checking us out for Boat Race potential 😂 Thoroughly recommend
    Written 22 September 2022
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    Ivee FP
    London, UK13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    The Cambridge Rowing Experience taster is a well-designed and well-organised activity, I enjoyed every minute of it!

    Omar explained the concepts well and patiently answered our questions. He was also very accommodating of individual needs.

    Communication was excellent. All necessary information was provided and pictures were also sent after - a nice touch to have memories of the activity.

    The taster is enough to learn the basics and get to experience rowing in the water in a friendly and safe environment. Overall, highly recommended! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Written 1 February 2022
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    That's a really lovely review! Thank you Ivee!
    Written 10 February 2022
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    Marina Z
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Solo
    This class was incredible!! In only a few short hours Omar took us from learning the basics of rowing to getting our first few strokes on the river Cam. Not only was the experience extremely informative but it was so much fun! Omar was attentive and extremely helpful in getting each person to perfect their technique so we could move as a team. It’s safe to say I’ll be coming back for more lessons! On top of it being a fun activity you also get to see Cambridge from a unique side on the water. The fall foliage and all the bridges made the experience all the more wonderful. I can not recommend enough! It is a must for visitors.
    Written 30 October 2022
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    Hashabiah F
    Durham, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    This was such a great experience and I really enjoyed my time. Omar took the time to teach us all the do's and dont's of rowing and made us feel comfortable when we got out onto the water. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning how to row or experience what it's like to row on the river Cam!
    Written 4 November 2022
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    sarah r
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    We had a fantastic team day with Cambridge Rowing Experience. It was well organised and pitched perfectly to meet the needs of the whole team. They are still talking about it as our best work event months later.

    I highly recommend Cambridge Rowing Experience for a corporate event - we managed to get three boats of x8 people out rowing and ended the day with a race and everyone smiling!
    Written 11 January 2023
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    Thank you for your wonderful review! We loved the KISS team take part!
    Written 18 April 2023
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    Tripletmum
    Cambridge, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Solo
    My son, myself and my daughter have been on this course on separate weeks. Omar has set up a terrific week which we all enjoyed. Day 1 you start in the gym learning the technique and finish on the river. Day 2 you continue the learning on the river. Day 3 is all indoors at the amazing Downing College facility where you can see your technique on several cameras ( only Cambridge!), Day 4 more river work and finally on the Friday its the races. My daughter won two of the three races when she was bow and she loved it.
    We are planning to go with our company as a company team building experience we enjoyed it so much.
    Written 6 August 2023
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    Thank you so much for a lovely (and brilliantly detailed) review! We look forward to welcoming your company for their corporate day.
    Written 9 August 2023
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