Mallard – Day Boat Hire

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 instructions will be given to hirers before they depart,along with a map of the river and suggestions for 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 beatiful stretches of the river below Stratford, towards Luddington, Welford-on-Avon, and even as far as Barford. The boat has no cooking facilities, but is ideal for a picnic afloat, or a visit to one of the pubs on the river.


Weekdays Weekends & Bank Holidays
Day Hire (8 hours) £120.00 £150.00
1/2 Day Hire (4 hours) £80.00 N/A
Deposit (Required on day) £100.00 £100.00

To Book – Click on the date required and then click on the 10.00am start time which will appear if the boat is available. This will allow you to press the book now button.

Please Note – Children must be accompanied by someone who is at least 18 years old. All passengers will be issued with an auto-inflate lifejacket, with children under the age of 16 issued with a permanent foam-only lifejacket. Lifejackets are issued free of charge.

Groups – We regret all male and all female groups are not permitted to hire Mallard.  The operator reserves the right to refuse the hire of any boat, including motor boats, punts and /or canoes, at their absolute discretion.  Any online booking refused will be automatically and fully refunded.

Terms and Conditions –Please read the terms and conditions found here. By continuing with the booking you agree to these conditions.