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Messing about on the river

I would highly recommend a little cruise up and down the river. Okay, it lasts around 40 minutes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Letting someone else do the work.

After a few hours of walking a boat tour seemed a good idea. It was. A full 40 minutes. Audio... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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. We operate a fleet of classic Edwardian passenger vessels on regular public...more
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Swan's Nest Lane | Swan's Nest Boathosue, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I would highly recommend a little cruise up and down the river. Okay, it lasts around 40 minutes but it's a lovely way to spend a sunny day. You're offered audio guides but we'd rather listen to the cox who like all 'olde salty dogs'...More

Thank ColinJBloomer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a few hours of walking a boat tour seemed a good idea. It was. A full 40 minutes. Audio guides were included but I couldn't figure it out do didn't bother. Live commentary would be so much better even if they only have half...More

Thank Balibee_xx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the river in the glorious sunshine. Idyllic. River maps and info audio guides if you wanted to use them . Peace and quiet if you didn't. Nice way to spend 40minutes

Thank pandamacheshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely river cruise priced at £6 per person. This 40 minute long boat ride takes you along the river Avon, under a few bridges and along the river banks where people are swimming, boating and enjoying the sun. A relaxing ride in a great...More

Thank Eccentric87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a ride on with Avon boating on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Was so relaxing. There is an audio guide if you choose to use it which is informative without going on to long. However you could just choose to take in the scenery...More

Thank jenbent2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 40 minute cruise along the river. There is audio commentary via a hand held device, if you wish. Not an awful lot to see on part of this cruise but it is very relaxing.

Thank Chrissy309
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful afternoon trip seeing the swans and cygnets and all the other rivercraft on this little stretch of the Avon river .....Audi your kept us fully informed of what we were seeing

Thank Tigi_Higgins
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Me and mum went down. For six quid an hour it isn’t bad pricing and nice row down the river with decent sights is an enjoyable afternoon.

Thank stuart_haynes11
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

It was a glorious day when we went and the piece and quiet of the river slowed down a rather busy Stratford break. The crew were pleasant but a live commentary would be lovely. Overall , loved it.

1  Thank CHESHIRE664
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We enjoyed a 15 minute trip as this was the maximum offered due to high water levels. It was probably more like 10 minutes. There was the option of an audio guide but we went without. There was very limited commentary - I would have...More

Thank janeslk
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1 July 2018|
Response from Tigi_Higgins | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a nearby multi stori and street parking for diabled
Claire F
25 June 2018|
Response from Avon B | Property representative |
Hi Claire, Thank you for your enquiry. We do allow dogs on our boats and they go free of charge. We look forward to meeting you and four legged friend at some point in the future. Regards Avon Boating Ltd