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


Boat hire
Now Closed
Off water for maintenance - Date of opening TBC


Large Cambridge Punts for up to 12 or Traditional English Punt for 5.

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.






Boat Capacities

There are two types of punts available:

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 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, 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.

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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