Article Supplied by Avon Boating
“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.
Our famous fleet of traditional vessels take you on a sightseeing tour on which you will enjoy stunning and unique views of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church as well as experiencing the tranquility of the countryside, which the river Avon passes through as it winds its way towards Alveston. This is one of the most beautiful and un-spoilt stretches of river anywhere in the U.K so come and enjoy it aboard some of the country’s finest Edwardian passenger vessels.
Public Cruises operate from Late March to Late October. Cruises operate from the Bancroft Gardens everyday throughout this period. We are pleased to announce we are now offering an optional audio tour. Comprehensively covering the sights of the Avon we are confident it will prove a hit with both groups and individuals!
Our boats are electric powered, quiet and vibration free for a more enjoyable experience for all onboard. Our boats are zero emission and are therefore kinder to the river and its wonderful ecosystem. Rowing Boats, Self Drive Motor Boats, Punts and Canoes are also available for hire from our Boathouse in Swan’s Nest Lane.
In our hire boats you can explore over 3 miles of peaceful river, enjoy a quiet picnic under the willows or simply laze on the river and have fun. Our experienced staff will give basic lessons in rowing or punting if required, while our motor boats take all the work out of your enjoyment allowing you to see more of the river.”
For more information visit our website www.avon-boating.co.uk