Office Open 10AM - 4:30PM | Mon - Thurs


Boat hire
Now Open
7 Days a week, Closes 3rd November


Avon Boating have one of the largest fleets of self-hire rowing boats, 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. Pre-booking not available. 

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






Boat Capacities

There are two types of boats available:

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

For further information see our Terms and Conditions.

Dog Friendly

Boat Hire


7 days a week from 10 AM - 4 PM


& Couples Activity

Where to find us

Swans Nest Boathouse,

Swans Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS.

(Booked Trips, Small Boat Hire, Head Office)

River Frontage next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre,

Waterside, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6NA.

(Public River Cruises)

Please Note – Children must be accompanied by someone who is at least 18 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.

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.

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