Small Boat Hire

  • Rowing Boats...
  • Outboard Motor Boats...
  • Pleasure Punts and Canoes...

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River Cruises 

  • The Original 40 Minute River Cruise
  • Multiple language Audio Guides Available onboard all passenger vessels

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The Boathouse, Boat Hire and River Cruises

The river naturally draws people down to its grassy banks, and what better way to enjoy its tranquil waters than by boat.

Avon Boating offer the Original 40 Minute River Cruise on our famous fleet of Edwardian vessels. For over 100 years we have been hiring out small boats from the Boathouse and running passenger vessels on the Avon. The river, one of the finest reaches for boating in the country, has remained virtually unchanged in all this time. It is still a real delight, a pleasure to be out on its peaceful waters. Come and relax and enjoy it with us.
Large groups and tour parties welcome!


Opening Times 2019

We are now closed for the winter season.

We would like to thank all our customers for joining us this year.  After a rather cold and wet start to the season, we enjoyed an extraodinary period of hot weather that made up for all that lost boating time!  We had a great time serving you all and hope that you will come back and see us in 2019.  Launch date will be around mid March (weather permitting!) on which we will confirm closer to the date.

If you are still after cruise during the winter months, we will be providing river trips on advance private bookings. Please call or send an email if you woudl like to enquire about hire.


Multiple languages available for free on our passenger boat audio guides! New for 2018 we have included German to our audio tour, in addition to English, French, Spanish and Italian! Comprehensively covering the sights of the Avon we are confident it will prove a hit with both groups and individuals! Just ask any of the crew members upon arrival.


Moorhen! We are pleased to welcome Moorhen to our fleet. Seating up to 6 people she will be available for advanced hour bookings at anytime for just £40 for 1 hour or £80 for 2 hours plus a £50 deposit  which is refundable on return.
For more information or to book call visit our Motor Boat page!



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"...the sweetest and most heart-valued of all the rivers of England; Shakespeare's softly flowing Avon."
Marie Corelli 1903