Rowing Boats


Avon Boating have one of the largest fleets of self-hire rowing boats, punts and canoes  in the country.
Our large fleet of boats are lovingly maintained by our in-house boat builders and we are proud to watch people enjoying them throughout the season.

Please come to our Boathouse on Swan’s Nest Lane to hire a boat.  Pre-booking is not available at this time.


Boat hire details


Rowing boats are not available for advance booking at this time, they will be allocated on a first come first serve basis on the day via our queue line.


Rowing Boats (by the hour):

  • Adults: £8.00
  • Children: £6.00
  • Family Ticket: £26.00 (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 and non-swimmers must wear a lifejacket, supplied free of charge. Lifejackets and buoyancy aids are available to all who wish to use them.

Boat Capacities

  • Single Rowing Boats – up to 4 people
  • Double Rowing Boats – up to 6 people

The operator reserves the right to refuse the hire of any boat, at their absolute discretion.

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.