Frequently asked questions
We provide all boats, oars, life vests, safety gear – all you need to bring is your personal rowing gear for on the water but should also include drink bottle, small dry bag for your personal snacks, camera (for pics on the way), extra warm top (just in case)
We will also provide you with a checklist prior to the tour.
Payment is to be made by internet banking direct to Rowing Tours NZ bank account.
The account information will be emailed to you with an invoice for the 50% deposit on confirmation of your booking, and then a further invoice for the balance 40 days before the date of the tour.
Refer to our ‘Cancellation & Payment Policy’ for full details or email Trisha for any payment enquiries.
We scull – so each rower has two oars, but some of our rowers also skull at the end of the day.
Most of our tour participants are already rowers. We can accommodate the occasional non-rowing partner if they wish to cox the boat for the whole trip, and depending on weather, water and time available we can usually give them some time in a rowing seat also to teach them the basics.
BUT the rows are usually in the region of 20 km per day, which is a very long way for a non-rower. You need to have hands conditioned for rowing and some reasonable fitness to make it pleasurable!