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Small Group Private Charter Cruises

Enjoy a cruise aboard one of our traditional Edwardian passenger launches ‘Swan of Avon’.

Cruise downstream past the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church (the site of Shakespeare’s tomb) and upstream passing under the 15th Century Clopton Bridge.




Small Group Private River Cruise

We are pleased to offer a Private 45 Minute Cruise for a group to a maximum of 12 aboard our historic Edwardian vessel ‘SWAN OF AVON’.

The cruise will follow the same route as our popular public sightseeing tour on which you will enjoy stunning and unique views of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church as well as experiencing the tranquillity of the countryside, which the river Avon passes through as it winds its way towards Alveston.

This is one of the most naturally beautiful and un-spoilt stretches of navigable river anywhere in the UK.

You will have the entire boat to yourselves, with one driver provided.

This experience must be booked in advance.

Online booking has a 48hr cut off.

Please call 01789 267073 to check availability if you are unable to book.

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)

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