The season runs from April 12th to September 29th

Back open as usual on Friday 3rd May

Welcome to the

Bath Boating Station

The Bath Boating Station offers Rowing, Canoeing and Punting, available for hire for 1 or 2 hours hire (max).

You are welcome to use the grounds by the river after or before your boating trip, we have benches for picnics and toilets on site. We do not allow dogs on the premises or in boats.

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

Due to health and safety, children must be at least 1 year, there is a minimum of 2 adults (18+) per boat. For weight limits see the FAQ page.

There is no leaving boats unattended at any point. There is nowhere to stop along the river. You must remain in your boats at all times

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.