COVID-19 Update – We are now open for canoe and kayak hire, mini-raft hire, mega SUP hire and cycle hire.

Pre-booking is essential and we have limited availability for our full day hire at this time.  Please read the notes on the relevant activity page before making a booking. Our little green kiosk will not be in the car park at this time to reduce the potential of customers congregating.  We will contact you by email a few days before your trip date to confirm meeting arrangements. 

Please note that at this time we will not be taking any bookings for our scenic raft trips.

Gift certificates are also available to buy online and are valid until 30th September 2021. 

Shropshire Raft Tours offers a variety of outdoor activities including scenic riverboat trips, canoe/kayak hire, boat hire, mini-raft hire, mega SUP hire, regular & electric cycle hire all featured along the beautiful River Severn.

There are many different reasons to visit us with great boat/cycle hire and scenic float trips for schools, coach tours, families, stag and hen parties, sea, army, air cadets and full-time force men and women, youth groups, language schools, reunions, history buffs and corporate groups.

Great for those seeking a complete and fun-filled Ironbridge Gorge mini-adventure.

Group discounts are available by calling us direct, with early bookings recommended.

Come join us as one of your things to do in Ironbridge.

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Scenic Float Tours

Come join us on the largest rafts in the U.K! Suitable for all ages, family reunions, corporate groups and schools. Let your guide row you downstream with a guided tour through Ironbridge on the river Severn.

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Canoe & Kayak Hire

Enjoy our traditional boat hire with 1 hour, 2 hour or full day 6 hour hire (Atcham to Ironbridge) with time to stop off and enjoy a picnic along the way. We provide a shuttle for full day hire up to Atcham.

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Hire a Mini-Raft

Our 10ft mini-rafts are great for hen and stag groups, corporate groups or friends and families who want an independent trip by themselves on the River Severn. Choice of full day (7.5 or 15 mile route) with time to stop off and enjoy a picnic along the way or one hour little rapid run. We provide a shuttle for full day hire up to the start point.

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Mega Stand-Up Paddle Board Hire

Fun for groups who are a bit more adventurous but still wanting their own trip. Enjoy a day out with friends on our 7.5 mile route. We provide a shuttle for full day hire up to the start point.

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Hybrid & electric touring cycle hire

A fantastic trip through the Shropshire countryside for adults 18+ and children 14 years and above. From Ironbridge to Bridgnorth you can enjoy the N55 cycle route with a 3.5 hour half day or 7 hour full-day hire. Enjoy a day out with friends, loved ones or family members.

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All ages welcome.

Whether you’re looking to sit back and relax whilst enjoying a scenic guided float down the river Severn or want your own mini-adventure paddling under your own steam with our for hire services, we have something suitable for all ages at Shropshire Raft Tours. Come join us for a fun day out.

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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 or our for hire services where you paddle your own craft on the river Severn. No reason to transport the large 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 provide transport up to your full day start point when hiring and you paddle back to us.

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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All our raft trips and hire of canoes, kayaks, mini-rafts, mega stand up paddle boards (SUPs) and bikes 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 us or booking online we will e-mail this to you) and then get set for your activity. We have a 2 minute walk to the river for our scenic float trips, 1 and 2 hour canoe and kayak hire and our 1 hour little rapid run.

After a quick safety briefing, you will set off on your raft tour, rowed by an experienced trained guide along the River Severn, visiting both historical and beautiful sites. Free photos will be emailed to you the same day. Come and enjoy the scenic Shropshire River Raft Tour. We then shuttle you back to our Little Green Kiosk in the Wharfage car park (TF8 7NH) by minibus.

For the full day hire of canoes, kayaks & mini-rafts we meet at the kiosk at 8.45am and shuttle you by mini-bus to the start point where you then paddle back to Ironbridge. For half distance mini-raft hire and mega stand up paddle boards (SUPs) we meet at the kiosk at 9.45am.

For full day hire of bikes, we meet at the kiosk at 9.30am. Half-day hire can be booked starting at any time up to 1.30pm. Before setting off we check the seat height of your bike to ensure you have a comfortable ride. We also provide a cycle map showing all the local cycle routes you can take.

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Scenic Historical Views

There are many opportunities for photos along the way as well as a group shot taken by our photographer on our guided raft trips which is emailed to you at no extra charge as a memento of your day.

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Services And Facilities

There are plenty of services and facilities (cafes, pubs and shops) available and located nearby in Ironbridge. Public toilet facilities are located in the Wharfage car park where our kiosk is based.

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Guided Tours

Our guided raft tours are paddled by a trained and experienced raft 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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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.

The whole experience was great! very informative and fun, and guide was engaging and welcoming. Good value for money, felt very safe, and loved the added extra of having the photos taken and provided for free 🙂 a great souvenir to remember a great time! 

Roam07053285254 (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 17th October 2019)

The only day we could hire a boat was Monday, the owners’ day off. This didn’t deter them from giving up their time to deliver a boat and then stick around for the 2 hours we spent paddling on the Severn.
The owners are friendly and welcoming with lots of local knowledge and advice. I also took a look at their bikes and, while we didn’t hire them on this occasion, I wouldn’t hesitate to do so as, to my expert eye, they were of good quality and well maintained.
If you want a different way to see the gorge and the bridge I cannot recommend this outfit more highly.

Michael P Stockport, United Kingdom (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 13th September 2019)

highly recommended tour very nice people to deal with paddled down under Ironbridge very eco friendly trip and consideration shown to the local residents living along the river bank with minimal disruption

Bear M (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 5th October 2019)

We had an amazing afternoon canoeing down the river seven in Ironbridge! The staff (a lady called Sharon) was very pleasant and helpful, great customer service. We will definitely be back.

michellesI8756SM (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 26th May 2019)