Dayboat Hire

 

Mallard

Mallard is a spacious Nelson 18. The boat has space for 6 people on board, with a small cockpit and cosy cabin. She has an outboard engine and simple controls making the boat easy to operate.

Full instruction will be given to hirers before they depart, along with a map of the river and suggestions of the best places to stop. On rainy days, the boat has a full cockpit canopy. If required, the boat has a porta-potty under one of the seats in the cabin.
At 18ft long, she is small enough to explore the river above Stratford, but big enough to navigate the locks downstream to reach the beautiful quiet stretches of the river below Stratford, towards Luddington, Welford-on-Avon, and even as far as Bidford.
The boat has no cooking facilities, but is ideal for a picnic afloat, or a visit to one of the pubs downriver. 
 

Hire Periods

Hired by the day, the boat is available from 10:00. Please allow 30 minutes at the start of your trip for some guidance on the river, safety briefing, use of locks and to familiarise you with the boat.

Boats are to be returned by 18:00, but may be returned at a later time by arrangement with us at an additional hourly rate. The boats may be booked for half-day hire on weekdays only, not on Weekends or Bank Holidays.

 

Prices

 

Weekdays

Weekends & Bank Holidays

Day Hire (8 hours):

£120.00

£150.00

½ Day Hire (4 hours):

£80.00

N/A

 

 Shorter Dayboat hire

 

Moorhen

Moorhen is also a Nelson 18 with space for 6. Moorhen is designed for shorter trips and as such has the same cockpit and cabin, but no cockpit canopy.

She has an outboard engine and simple controls making the boat easy to operate.

Full instruction will be given to hirers before they depart, along with a map of the river and suggestions of the best places to stop.

Moorhen can be hired for either 45 minutes, or 1 hour and 45 minutes. Hires commence on the hour and the boat MUST be bought back promptly. This allows for a smooth changeover and the next customer is not kept waiting. Any lateness will result in a deduction of your deposit.

45 Mins

£40

1 hour 45 Mins

£80


Deposit - £50.00

 

Payment

To book our boat, please use our online booking system, following the click through button above. Select the day you want and, if available, you can book your day.  Hire charge is paid for online, with the deposit of £100.00 for the Mallard and £50.00 for Moorhen required on the day. Cancellations can be made up 14 days before the hire date without the loss of your deposit. Less than 14 days before the hire date you will be charged the deposit.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

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