What is the difference between Dragon Boaters and Watertribers? Big difference. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The picture on the left is a picture of what Dragon Boaters look like going for a long training paddle (6 miles). The picture on the lower right is a picture of what a Watertriber looks like going on a long training paddle (20 miles). Note the difference. The Dragon Boaters even had a cookie exchange after one of their long training paddles. That is just not right.