Rowing Boats, Punts and Canoes

Avon Boating have one of the largest fleets of self-hire rowing boats, punts and canoes  in the country. Our rowing boats and punts  are lovingly maintained by our in-house boat builders and we are proud to watch people enjoying them throughout the season.

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 uninterupted 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.



Rowing Boats, Punts and Canoes (by the hour):

  • Adults: £7.00
  • Children: £5.00
  • Family Ticket: £22.00 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
  • Min. Charge: £12.00
  • Please Note - Children must be accompanied by someone who is at least 16 years old.
  • Please Note - 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.

Boat Capacities

  • Single Rowing Boats – up to 4 people
  • Double Rowing Boats – up to 6 people
  • Canoes - up to 2 adults + 1 child
  • Punts – up to 6 people


Book Online

We do not accept online bookings on the same day as booking.  If you would like a boat, just head on down to our Boathouse and we will arrange a boat if available.



Hire of Watermen

  • If you would like to make your time on the river even more relaxing hire one of our watermen

  • Waterman will row or punt you along the river so you relax and take in the views

  • £14.00 per adult and £10 per child per half hour (Minimum 2 people)

  • Booking must be made in advance. Contact us for details: 01789 267 073

Booking and Payment Terms and Conditions