Public River Cruises

Enjoy a cruise aboard one of our traditional Edwardian passenger launches. Cruise downstream past the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church (the site of Shakespeare’s tomb) and upstream passing under the 15th Century Clopton Bridge. Once through the bridge, the scenery changes as we discover peaceful river-banks and meadows with glimpses of large secluded houses and beautiful river-side gardens.

Included on our 40 minute river cruises is a digital audio guide for your use, free of charge.  It will give you information of the famous sights along the river along, and is available in five languages. English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.  See the crew onboard the boat for further information.


  • From the Bancroft gardens next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Every day from March to October
  • Trips depart approximately every 20-30 minutes


We only have a limited number of seats available for advanced booking, the rest are available for you to simply turn up on the day, hop aboard the boat and pay during the trip.

If you pre-book do ensure that you arrive in good time for your trip. All boat trips commence boarding 20 minutes before departure time.

For more details about advance booking, please refer to our terms and conditions.


  • Adults: £7.00
  • Concessions (over 65s): £6.00
  • Children (under 16s): £5.00
  • Family £22.00 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)