Avon Boating have one of the largest fleets of self-hire rowing boats, punts and canoes  in the country. For the slightly more adventurous, canoes are a great way to get about and see the river!

Canoes are available from our Boathouse on Swan’s Nest Lane.

Boat hire details


Canoes (by the hour):

  • Adults: £7.00
  • Children: £5.00

Min. Charge: £12.00

Please Note – Children must be accompanied by someone who is at least 16 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. Lifejackets and buoyancy aids are freely available to all who wish to have them.

Boat Capacities

  • Canoes – up to 2 adults + 1 child

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 Small Boat Hire ~ 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.

Hire of Watermen

  • If you would like to make your time on the river even more relaxing hire one of our watermen.
  • Waterman will row or punt you along the river so you relax and take in the views.
  • £14.00 per adult per half hour (Minimum 2 people).
  • Booking must be made in advance. Contact us for details: 01789 267 073