We are now closed for winter

We will reopen in April 2024

Welcome to the

Bath Boating Station

The Bath Boating Station offers Rowing, Canoeing and Punting, available for hire for 1 or 2 hours along a most beautiful stretch of the River Avon.

The grounds of the Boating Station offer pretty lawns next to the river where you can picnic after your boating trip.

We are perfectly placed on the River Avon, within easy flat walking distance of the City Centre.

Opening Hours

Open Wednesday to Sunday including Bank Holidays.

10.00am – 5.30pm

Last boat hire is at 4.30pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Booking Info



The River

The navigable section for part of the river is approximately 2 and a quarter miles long and runs from Cleveland Bridge a quarter of a mile downstream from the Boating Station to Bathampton 2 miles upstream.

Our section of the river includes a variety of businesses, including the Bathwick Boatman Restaurant located on our site, Pulteney Cruisers in the town centre and the recently restored Cleveland Pools further upstream.

An abundance of wildlife can be found on the River Avon, including kingfishers herons, mallards, moorhens and if you’re really lucky you may spot an otter.