Shropshire Raft Tours offers a variety of outdoor activities including scenic riverboat trips, canoe/kayak hire, boat hire, mini-raft hire, mega SUP hire, cycle hire and events, 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.
Shropshire Raft Tours welcomes you to our scenic river boat trips, canoe/kayak hire, mini raft hire and mega stand up paddle board hire along the beautiful River Severn located in Ironbridge, Shropshire. Electric and manual cycle hire along the many cycle routes in the area also available for those looking for an activity on dry land. PLEASE NOTE: The N45 and N55 cycle routes will be affected between Ironbridge and Bridgnorth until August 2020 due to Severn Trent works.
Great for those seeking a complete and fun-filled Ironbridge Gorge mini-adventure.
Our scenic raft trips are great for all the family with any age of children. Our 25 foot orange rafts are the largest in the UK and allow you to sit back and relax whilst our trained guides do all the work. Historic commentary is provided along the way as you float down river taking in the beautiful scenery and see the great iron bridge from a totally different perspective as you pass underneath. Look out for the wildlife along the way too, including swans, wagtails, otters and even kingfishers. Our 90 minute round trip (60 minutes on the water) includes return minibus back to our start point and departs each day at 11. 30am and 2pm. We run a 4.30pm trip, however this is by advance booking only and minimum numbers apply. Please prebook your seats to avoid disappointment.
Group discounts are available by calling us direct, with early bookings recommended.
For those wanting a mini adventure paddling under their own steam, we have canoe and kayak hire available for 1 hour, 2 hour and full day from Atcham to Ironbridge. Our mini rafts and mega stand up paddle boards are also available for full day hire from Atcham to Ironbridge and are great for family reunions, corporate, stag and hen groups.
For those wanting to stay on dry land, we also have half day and full day electric and manual cycle hire available. Taking advantage of the national cycle routes you can explore the beauty of the local area at your own pace.
Come join us as one of your things to do in Ironbridge.
Come join us on the largest rafts in the U.K! Suitable for all ages, family reunions, corporate groups and schools as you let your guide row you downstream with a guided tour through Ironbridge on the river Severn.
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.
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. Enjoy a full day 7 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.
More fun for groups who are a bit more adventurous but still wanting their own trip. From Atcham down to Ironbridge paddling 15 miles downstream with 7 hour full-day hire. Enjoy a day out with friends. We provide a shuttle for full day hire up to Atcham.
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. We offer 1 hour up to full day hire on our canoes and kayaks plus full day hire on the river Severn (Atcham to Ironbridge) on our mini-rafts and mega stand up paddle boards. Come join us for a fun day out.
Book online at www.shropshirerafttours.co.uk/reservation-form
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 in Atcham 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.
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 or 1 and 2 hour canoe and kayak hire.
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 and mega stand up paddle boards (SUPs) we meet at the kiosk at 8.45am and shuttle you by mini-bus to Atcham where you then paddle back to Ironbridge.
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.
The river Severn passes through the beautiful Shropshire countryside. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.