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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Boat Trips, £5

Half Hour River Cruises

Half Hour River Cruises

Half Hour River Cruises


River Cruises

Enjoy a cruise aboard one of our traditional Edwardian passenger launches. Our Boats, originally from the Lake District and Loch Lommond represent some of the finest boat building of the Edwardian Era. Our Boats are lovingly maintained to ensure that you enjoy the boat, just as much as you enjoy the River.

Our Launches are available for Private Charter and Public Cruises and operate from Late March to Late October...

Electric Powered Boats

Our boats are electric powered, quiet and vibration free for a more enjoyable experience for all onboard. Our boats are zero emission and are therefore kinder to the river and its wonderful ecosystem. Digital audio and information guides are available on-board providing a commentary of the sites found along the River Avon. Please see crew who will be happy to provide one for you.

Private Charter

* Celebrate a Special Occasions, Corporate Function or Charity Event...
* Our Beautiful Edwardian Launches are sure to impress...
* Spend a Few Hours Cruising The Avon Enjoying a Glass of Champagne with Friends...

Special Packages

* Enjoy a Cruise along the River followed by a Meal at The Bear Freehouse or Le Bistrot Pierre...
* Fancy something more exotic, try and cruise and a Meal at the Thai Boathouse...
* Bringing a School Trip? Combine a Cruise on the River with a Visit to the Butterfly Farm...

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Our Boathouse is only a short walk for the Pay & Display carpark on Swan's Nest Lane. Nearest public toilets are behind The View Fish & Chip Restaurant.

Opening details

Hours of Operation for Boat Hire: Late March to Late October, 9am until Dusk, 7 Days a Week


40 Minute Standard Price
Adult £6.00, Child (3 -14) £4.00, Under 3 Free, Concession £5.00 Family £18.00


Swans Nest Boathouse,
Swans Nest Lane,
CV37 7LS




Plan route to Avon Boating Limited using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SP 205548  Lat: 52.19115 Long: -1.70065

From Stratford town centre, cross over the road towards the river and go along Waterside. Avon Boating is on your left-hand on the river front within the Bancroft Gardens next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Parking: with charge


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Our Boathouse is only a short walk for the Pay & Display carpark on Swan's Nest Lane. Nearest public toilets are behind The View Fish & Chip Restaurant.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


Avon Boating Ltd is an outdoor visitor attraction. At no point do the general public enter a building. River bank is clearly marked. The general public are assisted in entering any water craft by trained staff members. Due to the nature of our boats we are unable to take wheel chairs aboard any of our water craft. Any body with the ability to leave their chair is assisted safely into the water craft. For further information on access please contact us on 01789 267073.