Average time spent – 30-40 minutes
Avon Boating review
After William Shakespeare, the River Avon is the main focus of things to do in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The RSC (Royal Shakespeare company theatre) sits beside the river and there are a number of places to eat and drink. Plus you can rent a rowing boat, a punt, an electric boat, canoe or motorboat. There are also guided boat tours that cruise along this stretch of water.
Avon boating offers a number of these boating options. The river cruise is very pleasant and a great chance to unwind after a busy day exploring. The cruise lasts for around 40 minutes and they have boats running every 20 minutes from March until late October.
Make sure you pick up a handheld electronic guide and a map. You press the appropriate button at the right time for an audio tour. It is very informative and will teach you lots along the way. If you don’t fancy a boat cruise with other people you can also hire out a private charter boat. The cruise boats have indoor and outdoor seating.
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Important Information Avon Boating
Facilities in brief – A number of boats that you can rent such as punts, electric boats, motorboats and more. Plus river cruises. Some of the cruise boats have a toilet.
Entry price – *Mid-range to cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range to cheap. A river cruise is just £7 per adult and £5 per child. Other pricing options are available including a family ticket.
Private charter – £100 for up to 6 people.
Motorboats – £25 per half hour.
Electric launches – £50 for 40 minutes.
Rowing boats – £7 an adult, £5 a child.
Opening: Boats are usually available from March until the end of October. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome onboard.
Information on accessibility – Please contact for information.
Address: Swans Nest Boathouse, Swans Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS, Warwickshire, England. Phone: 01789 267073
Category – Boat Tours – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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