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.
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.
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.