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Avon Boating

Avon Boating is one of England's oldest and largest traditional boating companies, offering boats for hire on one of the finest rivers in the country, the Avon at Stratford. We operate a fleet of classic Edwardian passenger vessels on regular public cruises from the Bancroft Gardens next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and offer a variety of private cruises for groups. Avon Boating invite you to relax and enjoy the town's riverside setting and the tranquil waters of the Avon by boat, as customers have done for well over 100 years.

Opening Times

Mid March to late October - 9am until dusk, other activities and hires open 7 days a week - weather and river conditions permitting, operate from mid-March to late October.


Rowing Boats and Punts by the hour: Adults - £5.00 Children - £3.00. Motor Boats: £20 for half hour, £30 for one hour, £20 deposit charged on each boat. Day Boat Hire: 8 hours - £120.00 (week day) £150.00 (weekend/bank holiday) 4 hours - £80.00 (weekday) £100.00 (weekend/ bank holiday) Additional Hours - £25.00 (weekday) £30.00 (weekend/ bank holiday) Gondola from £100 Public River Cruise: Adults - £5.50 OAP - £4.00 under 14 - £3.50 Family - £16.50


At the boat house on Swans Nest Lane in Stratford-Upon Avon which is just off Banbury Road.


  • Restaurant
  • Family friendly