Avon Boating cruise departing from Bancroft Gardens

Avon Boating

Enjoy a cruise aboard a traditional Edwardian passenger launch. Cruise downstream past the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and and upstream passing under the 15th Century Clopton Bridge.

Standard Entry


With Explorer Pass


Free Entry with The Explorer Pass

Free Entry with The Explorer Pass

Adult Pass from £39

Child Pass from £25


Single Ticket Entry

This attraction is only available for access through the Explorer Pass, unfortunately we are unable to sell you single ticket entry.

Avon Boating

Established in 1898, Avon Boating is one of England’s oldest and largest traditional boating companies, offering boats for hire on one of the finest rivers in the country, the Avon at Stratford-upon-Avon.

It operates a fleet of classic Edwardian passenger vessels on regular public cruises from the Bancroft Gardens next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and offers a variety of private cruises for groups.

Come and relax and enjoy the town’s iconic riverside setting and the tranquil waters of the Avon by boat, as the customers of Avon Boating have done for over 100 years.


Avon Boating
Swan’s Nest Boathouse,
Swan’s Nest Lane,
CV37 7LS

Opening Hours

Mid March to Late October
9am to 6pm, 7 Days a Week