The Penny Lane River Boat in Pulteney Weir




Times of Hire


* Fri / Sat / Sun day - 5pm

* Evenings      7pm - 11pm Sun - Thurs

                       7pm - 1am Friday & Saturday



* Minimum Boat Cruise = 2 hours  (3hours hire)


* Hire above 5 hours - Please consult with us.



                    Please Take Note


* All hire periods include 1/2 hour either

 side of cruise for embarking and disembarking.


* We do not make any stops on route.


* Embarking and disembarking is from our

 Private Boat Moorings in the centre of Bath only.


* Delayed disembarking will incurr additional

  hire fees please see terms and conditions (7.)


* Catering is a requirement of Hire provided by us,

  no own catering with the exception of a

  celebration cake may be brought on board.


* Own wine or sparkling can only be provided to

  use during food service only or as a toast.


* Bar closes 20 mins prior to hire period end

  time no last orders are called..



Music and Entertainment  - will cease


* Top Deck  Boom Box - 10pm

* Inner Saloon 1/4 Hour before end of hire

 period cut off time.


  Discos must be hired through us,  there is a

  charge for own bands. In house background system      

  works from own ipods, ipads, laptops etc.





*All cruises start with a safety announcement.


All passengers must adhere to the safety

message anyone found abusing or ignoring this   announcement will be responsible to a premature

end to the Cruise.


We do not accept own alcohol or drugs to be brought on board and if found your event will be cancelled immediately




Bath's biggest boat approaching Pulteney weir


3 hour Hire   ( inclusive of 2 hour cruise)

Our shortest cruise on the River Avon.

Taking in Pulteney Weir great for taking unique

photos for your collection.

Turning then heading off down the River Avon,

The skipper then manouveres under

two very low bridges cruising on through the old

industrial part of Bath. This route through the outskirts of the city allows you to take in the architecture of Georgian Bath on route. The boat turns around at

Weston Island for the return journey.

Boat on the River Avon under churchill bridge in bath


4 hour Hire   ( inclusive of 3 hour cruise )


At Weston Island we carry on down

through 'The Cut 'into the deep River Lock at Weston.

This River boat cruise is perfect for school outings, private

hire and fitting in nicely with Corporate hire itinerarys.

Once through the lock, we cruise on a little further to

the Boat House at Newbridge, turning and heading once

again back to the boat's moorings in the centre of Bath.

The Penny lane boat in the lock at weston bath


5 hour Hire    ( inclusive of 4 hour cruise )


Perfect for Private Hire Charters, taking full advantage of

the beautiful countryside and the River Avon down towards Saltford. Peacefully cruising this stretch of waterway

 We highly recommended this boat cruise as it unables

you to enjoy the peace and tranquility the river has to offer.

Once nearing Saltford we turn just before the boating

station and head back to our moorings in Bath.

Perfect for that special occasion .

Cruising the River Avon on the Penny Lane


9 hour Hire  ( inclusive of a 4 hour cruise)


This boat hire period is perfect for Weddings and Corporate

Entertaining and for those wanting more flexibility of hire.

The boat is yours for up to 9 hours

which includes a full 4 hour non stop boat cruise

of the River Avon

The cruise can be taken at a preferred time for yourselves.


You are welcome to use the whole 9 hours or

just use the time to suit the flexibility of the occasion.

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