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Boat hire
Now Open
7 Days a week, Closes 3rd November

Big Canoes

Why not try something a little different that everyone can join in on with our fleet of 8 seater canoes!





Please note due to the size of the Big Canoes we recommend a minimum of 4 people to paddle.

Big Canoe Hire Details

As stable as a rowing boat and a great way to see the river. 

Max 8 per big Canoe including children and babies under 4 years old.

Avon Boating have one of the largest fleets of self-hire rowing boats, punts and canoes in the country.

Online booking has a 24hr cut off.

Dog Friendly

Boat Hire


7 days a week from 10 AM - 4 PM


& Couples Activity

Where to find us

Swans Nest Boathouse,

Swans Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS.

(Booked Trips, Small Boat Hire, Head Office)

River Frontage next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre,

Waterside, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6NA.

(Public River Cruises)

Please Note – Children must be accompanied by someone who is at least 18 years old. 

All children under the age of 16, non-swimmers and those with reduced mobility must wear a lifejacket, which will be supplied free of charge. Buoyancy aids will be issued to everyone else.

The operator reserves the right to refuse the hire of any boat at their absolute discretion. Any online booking refused, will be fully refunded. For further information see our Terms and Conditions.

Friendly & Helpful Staff – Our trained boating staff are always on hand to give you a quick tutorial and information on the river. 

Row past the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity church and enjoy uninterrupted and unique views from the river or simply take a peaceful trip into the countryside. 

Hire for longer and enjoy a picnic along the river and explore the upper reaches of the Avon.

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