Baby its Cold Out there

Baby It’s Cold Outside… but a cruise on The Rita Ellen will warm you up!

Winter cruise special offer – cosy boat, warm mince pies and mulled wine. To enjoy this festive offer call us on 01789 269669 quoting code: CHRISTMAS20. On your cruise there will be a live commentary and you’ll meet our jolly … Continue reading

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Bancroft Cruisers help recreate the late Queen Mother’s two boat trips to relaunch the Avon and the Stratford Canal

The Avon Navigation Trust and the Canal & River Trust will have a new handle on water music when, with Bancroft Cruisers’ help, they recreate the late Queen Mother’s two boat trips to relaunch the Avon and the Stratford Canal … Continue reading

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Blake Barrington


Join us for our first very popular Ghost Cruise of the year. A unique evening of entertainment in Stratford on the beautiful River Avon with Bancroft Cruisers.  Join the crew and the Man in Black or Vincent – members of Equity and professional magical … Continue reading

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We love coaches…old and new!

The coach touring season is upon us and we’re looking forward to welcoming our regular & new coach companies, passengers and their lovely drivers. The great thing about us is that our coach drivers don’t have to tour around town … Continue reading

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We’re Proud to be Accessible for All

Over the quiet months we at Bancroft Cruisers have taken the time to review how easy it is to get to the boats, embark and enjoy all aspects of our cruises.  We’re proud to say that The Rita Ellen is … Continue reading

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Snug as a Bah Humbug..Ghost Cruise on 30th November

Spooks abound and the Ghost Cruise on November 30th is fully booked..but we have a cancellation list so if you’d like to join the man in tights (only joking..) for frights and a glass of  mulled wine to raise the … Continue reading

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Shaespeare's England

Launch of Shakespeare’s England

Bancroft Cruisers are delighted to join forces with Shakespeare’s England, the Official Destination Management Organisation for Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Kenilworth, Royal Leamington Spa and the wider Warwickshire region. When you are planning a visit to the area Shakespeare’s England’s website should be … Continue reading

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Rita Ellen on her way...

The Rita Ellen is off to Evesham for a Make-Over

Steel & paint not nails & hair… She’ll be back on the river in Stratford on the 9th of November – looking gorgeous and all ready for the festive party season!

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Flower Floating

Scattering of Ashes

“Be it as you shall privately determine” – Othello: I, iii Share the scattering of your loved one’s ashes with family & friends on the River Avon which flows into the sea. Scatter flowers, small candle boats and quietly join … Continue reading

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Christmas Parties

Christmas Booze Crooze… Book for 20 or more and the Fizz is on us!! Christmas indulgence,  an excuse to escape the office and the normal Xmas ‘do’ … Come on, the season is upon us. Rather than book a room … Continue reading

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