We are closed until the 11th of July to ensure you and crew are safe. When we’re back on the water we’ll make sure you enjoy the charm and beauty of historic Shakespeare’s hometown with Bancroft Cruisers, Stratford upon Avon’s only sightseeing river trip with a live tour guide. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the glorious Warwickshire countryside from the comfort of our heated cruiser. From 45-minute, walk-on sightseeing cruise to private event charters, we provide a fantastic river experience – complete with expert guides and delicious food.
Coronavirus COVID-19: 2 July 2020: We have confirmation from DEFRA that cruises can take place pending risk assessments and agreed social distancing. We can now take private charter bookings from the 11th of July onwards. No Sightseeing Cruises are planned at the moment due to social distancing restrictions.
All our cruises depart from our mooring at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon.
Close to the Tourist Information Centre. Bridgefoot, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6YR
WHEELCHAIR LIFT FROM MOORING TO CABIN
Dogs welcome onboard
Here are a few things that may interest you –
The kettle is always on and Traditional Cream Teas offered on all cruises.
We’re always pretty busy so please check the website home page for sightseeing cruise availability. Our sightseeing cruises run Wednesday to Sunday except if we have private bookings, or river conditions are against us. So join our crew for a 45 minute or one hour sightseeing cruise on our lovely heated boat, The Rita Ellen. To make your cruise even more special our dedicated guide will keep you amused by sharing some interesting facts about William Shakespeare & Stratford’s history. We also offer Traditional Cream Teas on scheduled trips and for groups of up to 36 people. Or you can pre-book and enjoy an Ophelia Afternoon Tea as you cruise. Private Charters of up to 5 hours can be booked throughout the day or evening. Get in touch for more information or a quote.