Self Drive Punts

Large Cambridge Punts for up to 12 or Traditional English Punt for 6.

Available on a first come first served basis or bookable below

Our punts are now available to hire for 2021 season.

Avon Boating have one of the largest fleets of self-hire rowing boats, punts and canoes in the country, and there is nothing finer than enjoying the water from a traditional English punt.

Punt hire details


Punts (by the hour):

  • Adults: £7.00
  • Children: £5.00
  • Family Ticket: £22.00 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)

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

  • Large Cambridge Punts – Due to Government Guidance, 6 people of separate households or two families/social bubble up to maximum of 12.
  • Traditional English Punt – seat 6 people.

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.

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 40minutes (Minimum 2 people).
  • Booking must be made in advance. Contact us for details: 01789 267 073