Rafting Tours Beginning in Spring 2015

 Scenic float tours on the Severn river in Ironbridge. 90 minutes round trip. Trip times (Easter to October 31st) 9am/11.30am/2pm/4.30pm. 7pm trip daily in July and August. Family pack price of 2 adults and 2 children £35. Children 5 and under £2.50. Call us at (01952) 426 100 and book online at www.shropshirerafttours.co.uk/reservation-form.

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Rafting Float Tours

We offer Rafting float tours along the River Severn, based primarily in Shropshire. Our trips cover 2 kilometres. The capacity of raft is 16 passengers so we can take all your clients down river for Coach Tour groups or schools as we have ample rafts to go round. Go rafting!

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No Paddling

This is your holiday, so put the paddles down please. Our trained guides do all the work taking you down river, enabling you to take in the views and photograph the scenery. We even take photos you can view at the end of the trip. Just smile, you need only enjoy yourself.

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Any Age

Our rafts act like river taxi’s, their size and safety enable anybody of any age to enjoy. They are both comfortable and stable and give you the experience of the river up close. There are only tranquil sections on the river as we float downstream and enjoy the sites along the way.

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Large Groups

Due to the size of our rafts, we are able to accommodate large tour or school groups at any one time. With run 16 passengers per raft at a time. One coach tour of 48 can fit in 3 separate raft trips. We run our trips of 16 passengers one after another to accommodate groups.

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We invite you to travel with us on a river rafting mini-adventure and share our love of the Ironbridge Gorge (the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution) and the Severn River.  Our rafting trips are great for young and old alike looking for a more mild adventure.

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Explore a historical river route used over five hundred years ago for the transport and trade of many exotic and domestic products. Where 80-100 foot barges used to transport goods passing through 80 miles of idyllic countryside, from inland to the sea. Where fishermen used to submerge themselves with nature to catch the largest fish, and where boatmen and rowers alike glide across the rivers surface.

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Our Tours are fit for the entire family, covering 2 kilometres of River in a round trip of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours (including free shuttle bus time). They pass over many calm stretches of water making the tours safe for both the older and younger generations. Why not get involved? Join us for your own unique perspective of the Ironbridge Gorge while our Licensed Raft Guides point out the natural and human history on either side of the bank.

Shropshire Raft Tours is proud to promote our green tourism approach. We are looking to promote enjoyment to the area of Ironbridge with very little impact to the environment. Our clients can enjoy the river Severn by the old traditional guide, oar-powered method going downstream while you sit back and relax. No reason to transport the rafts back up to our start point by truck as we are happy to use a small outboard motor to go back upstream leaving less congestion on the road.

We look to our own business as a framework to make a commitment to sustainable tourism. It’s designed to provide our customers with the knowledge they leave only footprints and take only photographs. By adopting our Green Tourism approach, our business is signalling to visitors that it recognises the importance and value of sustainable good practice.

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Our raft trips start at the Museum of the Gorge car park at our little green kiosk next to Ironbridge Information centre and the river Severn. Here you can present your confirmation code (after calling or booking online we will e-mail or post you this) and get set to take our rafting tour. We have a 2 minute walk to the river. Once begun, you take the raft tour, rowed by an experienced trained guide along the River Severn, visiting both historical and beautiful sites. Photos are available at the end of the tour. Come and enjoy the scenic Shropshire River Raft Tour. We then shuttle you back to the information centre by minibus.

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Scenic Historical Views

The river passes through a historical setting out into the beautiful Shropshire countryside. There are many opportunities for photos as well as a group shot taken by our photographer.

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Services And Facilities

There are plenty of services and facilities (cafes and pubs) available and located nearby in Ironbridge. Allowing you and your group access to any amenities and drinks you may need.

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Guided Tours

Each raft is paddled by a trained and experienced raft tour guide. Along the river they will not only row the raft ensuring it’s safety but will also talk about the history and key river landmarks.

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Safety Ensured

We provide and maintain all safety equipment, ensuring we keep you safe. All rafting tour guides are experienced rafters, know the river well and have First Aid training from accredited institutions.

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We are more than happy to help. If you would like any more information about the services we provide, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Click on the button to be taken to our Contact Page.

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We offer a variety of competitive prices for any age range. The price listed is all inclusive of the rafting our and equipment hire. Professional photographs are charged separately at the end of the tour. We offer discounted prices to large groups, please contact us to enquire about the discounts we offer.


18+ Years
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15 - 17 years
£ 9.95
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6 - 14 years
£ 6.95
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Young Children

5 and under
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The river route we follow can be seen below. The tour starts at The Wharfage car park from our booking office kiosk located next to the Museum of the Gorge (TF8 7NH) and finishes by Jackfield. Park your car at the Museum of the Gorge or Dale End car park and book with us at our booking office kiosk, take a trip downstream and we drive you back to the start on the Shropshire Raft Tour shuttle bus. That way your car is waiting for you at the end of the trip. We also offer the facility for coaches to drop off customers at the start of the tour route and pick them up at the end. For more information please contact us from our Contact Page.

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If you are interested in a trip with Shropshire Raft Tours and would like to make a reservation, or you have a query, please click the button to be taken to our contact page. Thank you.

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What a great way to pass an hour or two at Ironbridge. Its a brilliant way to see the world famous bridge over the river Severn from a unique view point. The crew at Shropshire Raft Tours are very welcoming and friendly, our guide, Nigel, filled us with confidence and effortlessly piloted the raft while engaging in a certain amount of banter. I would highly recommend a ride with the crew. We are already planning another trip with our 4 year old son this time.

Nigel Lambley


A super activity to venture through the Ironbridge Gorge area. We saw the beautiful Shropshire countryside and got a great tour of the history on how the river was used up until recently. Shropshire Raft tours staff were great and we had family of 3 generations with myself (40’s), my son (8 year old) and my Mum (now in her 60’s) who all really enjoyed the trip. I would recommend this trip for anyone who has never rafted before due to the lack of white water or those scared of rivers.
Sarah Bateman