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Shropshire Raft Tours offers a variety of activities including canoe and kayak hire, boat hire, mini-raft hire, mega SUP hire and scenic group raft trips.

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Voted best tour in Shropshire,

Central England

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Canoe hire with Shropshire Raft Tours

Canoe & Kayak Hire

With a choice of 1, 2 or 6 hour full day hire in a Canadian canoe (2/3 seater) or single/double sit on top kayak.  Full day hire runs from Atcham to Ironbridge with time to picnic along the way.  We provide transport to the start point for full day hire.

Mini raft hire in Ironbridge Gorge

Mini-Raft Hire

Our 10ft mini-rafts are great for family, friends and groups who want an independent trip.  A 7½ mile route with time to picnic in your raft as you float along. We provide transport to the start point.

Mega SUP Hire activities with Shropshire Raft Tours

Mega Stand Up Paddle Board Hire

Our giant SUP’s are great fun for groups who are a bit more adventurous but still want their own trip.  Enjoy time on the river with family and friends on our 7½ mile route with time to picnic along the way.  We provide transport to the start point.

Scenic Raft Trips

Scenic Float Tours

Join us on the largest rafts in the UK! Suitable for all ages we run group trips (minimum of 16 passengers). Let your guide row you downstream with a guided tour through Ironbridge to Jackfield where you will depart the raft to continue your day on foot.

Booking for canoe hire
Booking for raft hire

Where to Meet

All our hire of boats and guided group raft trips start in the Wharfage car park at our Little Green Kiosk, next door to the Museum of the Gorge.  We have a 2 minute walk to the river for our 1 and 2 hour canoe and kayak hire and our guided raft trips.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your trip time.

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Canoe hire in Ironbridge

What To Expect

For full day hire of canoes/kayaks, mini-rafts and mega SUP’s we meet at the kiosk and provide transport to the start point where you then paddle back to Ironbridge.

For our guided raft trips, after a quick safety briefing, you will set off on your tour, rowed by an experienced guide along the River Severn, visiting both historical and beautiful sights.  Free photos will be emailed to you the same day.

After departing the raft in Jackfield you are then free to explore on foot.  Enjoy a drink at a local pub or take a short stroll to the Maws Craft Centre or Jackfield Tile Musuem. The walk back into Ironbridge takes approximately 15 minutes as you pass by the Robin Hood Pub, Bedlam Furnace and of course the iron bridge itself.

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Scenic Views

All our activities take you through the beautiful Shropshire countryside where there are lots of photo opportunities. On our guided raft trips we will email you a group photo at no extra cost as a momento of your day.

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Services & Facilities

There are lots of cafes, pubs and shops nearby in Ironbridge and Merrythought Village. Public toilets are located in the Wharfage car park where our Little Green Kiosk is based.

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Guided Tours

Our guided raft trips are rowed by a trained and experienced guide.  Along the river they will not only row the raft ensuring its 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.

Why Not Get In Touch

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

Read some of our great reviews below

Incredible day out

Cannot say enough good things about this company. Fantastic service outs brilliant. We (2 adults, 2 children under 10) hired the 4 person raft for day down the river. It was awesome! The raft, life jackets and paddles were in great condition. The kids had a great time paddling when they fancied but the raft was easily manageable by us when they needed a break. This trip will not disappoint- take a lovely picnic and enjoy!! We will be back!

Siobhan H (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 7 June 2021)

Awesome experience

I can highly recommend!! Fabulous day for the family. We saw kingfishers, herons, a black swan, otters all along with the glorious countryside!! Fabulous and friendly team!!! We will definitely be booking again x x

Carriewatt (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 25 July 2021)

A great family day out!

A fabulous day out for the whole family. My husband and I, our 2 kids (aged 8 & 12) and my parents (60’s) hired 3 x Canadian canoes and did the 15 mile route Atcham to Ironbridge. It’s a lovely route, we stopped off for picnics on the way. It was a great day out, suitable for all ages and no rafting experience needed! Staff were informative and friendly. A great day had by all, highly recommended!

jennywren7uk (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 19 June 2021)

Mini raft for 2 novices

Everything about our adventure was exactly as described on the booking site. The safety briefing was clear and concise. The Mini raft equipment was pristine and ship shape. We felt really safe doing this.We thoroughly enjoyed our little nature adventure and will recommend this activity to all our friends

johnrobertssouthport (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 7 July 2021)