Gig Rowing boats

Explore the coastline of Tromøya using traditional Cornish gig rowing boats.

TrollPark Hove Hove offers trips that include training on how to row, safety and exploration of the nature of the area.  Gig rowing is a great team-building activity.

This activity can also be combined with other activities such as Coasteering and sea kayaking in double kayaks.

How long: 2 – 3 hours

Can I rent a boat? Yes we offer rental

How many can sit in a gig boat? 6 -8 persons


The original purpose of the Cornish pilot gig was as a general work boat, and the craft is used for taking pilots out to incoming vessels off the Atlantic. In those days the race would be the first gig to get their pilot on board a vessel (often those about to run aground on rocks) got the job, and the payment for guiding the ships safely to harbour.