Canal & River Tours

You can now enjoy leisurely 45 min boat tours from the very centre of Stratford upon Avon with regular departures every day. Canal & River Tours Ltd is the only company licensed to operate tours from Stratford Canal Basin that travel through the historic canal lock, down onto the River Avon for sightseeing tours and back again. The canal basin is centrally located between the world famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre and main shopping areas of the town. It is surrounded by beautiful riverside gardens which are public open spaces to relax and enjoy. These areas are a magnet for locals and visitors and a 'must see' during any visit.

'Jennifer May' has been purpose built and is amongst the safest and most accessible passenger boats in UK having been built to the very latest Maritime Coastguard Agency standards. She is licensed to carry up to 50 passengers in a comfortable all weather environment and has hydraulic lift access, a fully accessible WC with baby changing facilities and large glass roof sections for unparalleled passenger viewing.

Included is a fun audio tour that has been professionally written and narrated by leading actors. Passengers will discover unusual and interesting facts concerning Stratford's industrial heritage, town history, river wildlife and William Shakespeare in a fun and amusing narration. A multilingual app version is free to download and provides the tour in text format, essential for non English speaking and hearing impaired passengers.

Group Bookings and exclusive private hire enquiries welcome, please see our website for further details.