Located in Bergen County just 12 miles from New York City, Nereid is on the Passaic River, a calm, tidal waterway with no commercial traffic. Our diverse membership hails mostly from New Jersey and New York, but also includes rowers from five continents.

Founded in 1868 and re-established in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1994, Nereid is well-known in the rowing world. Our Junior rowers earn medals at prestigious races including USrowing Summer Nationals; and our Masters program produces great athletes who compete, but also love to enjoy time out on the water!

With an amazing team of coaches, including World Champions, Nereid offers competitive, novice and learn-to-row programs and private lessons for both young athletes and adults.

Whether your aspirations are to win regattas, maintain total body fitness, relieve stress or make new friends, Nereid has something for you!

Nereid Boat Club (“Nereid”) is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of the sport of rowing, improvement of the environment of the Passaic River and engagement with the community of Rutherford and surrounding areas to support those goals. Nereid does not discriminate against any individual’s participation in club matters, including applications for membership; board, officer and coaching positions; or participation in its various rowing programs on account of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or physical limitations. 

Nereid recognizes that the cost of rowing, and general access to the equipment and facilities needed to participate, have been a barrier to entry to the sport for broad segments of our society. We are excited to see the sport’s national governing body, US Rowing, launch a number of initiatives to improve diversity within the sport and recognize the responsibility of all clubs, including clubs like Nereid, to follow that example. Nereid has funds set aside to provide need-based support for participation in its student programs.