Office open Mon-Thursday for bookings.

Office Open 10AM - 4:30PM | Mon - Thurs

Boat hire
Now Open
NOW Closed for Winter Maintenance, Online booking open for 2024

Electric
Launches

Elver, Otter and Flying Duck

Hire our lovely electric self-drive launches ‘Elver’, ‘Otter’ and ‘Flying Duck’ – perfect for an outing for up to six to explore the river Avon upstream from Stratford. Full instruction given, plus a map of the river.

Pricing

Up to 6 people

£65.00

+ Deposit

Taken on the day.

£40.00

Electric Lauches Hire Details

Please call 01789 267073 to check availability if you are unable to book.

*Please note that we operate a one slot – 45-minute time limit for our boat hires. This is due to the presence of weeds growing upstream that can affect the propellers of our boats. 

While we strive to provide a wonderful boating experience for our customers, we must also take precautions to ensure the safety and maintenance of our boats by limiting the distance they can travel. 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us with this.

The Launches will be allocated on an adhoc basis. For further information see our Terms and Conditions.

Dog Friendly

Boat Hire

Open

7 days a week from 10 AM - 4 PM

Family

& 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 – The Launches are not permitted through the locks. Children must be accompanied by someone who is at least 18 years old. 

All children under the age of 16 & non-swimmers must wear a lifejacket, supplied free of charge. 

Lifejackets and buoyancy aids are freely available to all who wish to use them.

Groups – We regret all male and all female groups are not permitted to hire any of the motorboats.

The operator reserves the right to refuse the hire of any boat, at their absolute discretion. Any online booking refused, will be fully refunded.

Scroll to Top