Shropshire Raft Tours offers a variety of river day hire, riverboat, canoe/kayak rental, boat hire, mini-raft hire, mega SUP hire, outdoor activities, cycle hire and events, all featured along the beautiful River Severn.

Time to switch off the iPhone 8 or X, leave your fidget spinner (spinning toy) and the latest magazine on Prince Harry and Megan Markle at home and enjoy the outdoors! We can give you more than 13 reasons why to join us with families, schools, corporate groups, team building, brownies, girl guides, sea, army, air cadets, reunions, sports clubs, youth organisations and Hen & Stag groups welcome to enjoy our scenic guided float tours (up to 16 per boat), hire your own raft (3-6 person), mega stand up paddle board (5-8 person) or canoe hire (2-3 person) on the Severn river in Ironbridge. 10 minutes from Telford, 30 minutes from Shrewsbury and 1 hour from Birmingham means our activities are close by for a great day out in beautiful Shropshire. From 1 hour to 6 hour trips. Enquire for daily trip times (Easter to October). Groups can book out of season. Evening trips in July and August (for group bookings).

Enquire into our scenic float trips, mini-raft hire, mega SUP hire, kayak & canoe hire and Electric bike hire in Ironbridge at our little green kiosk by the river Severn.

Find our little green kiosk located in the Wharfage car park next door to The Museum of the Gorge, Ironbridge, Telford. (TF8 7NH)

Call us at (01952) 427 150. Email us Book online at

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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 as you let your guide row you downstream with a guided tour through Ironbridge on the river Severn.

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Hire a Mini-Raft

Our 10ft mini-rafts are great for stag do river trips, corporate groups or friends and families who want independent trip by themselves on the river Severn. From Atcham down to Ironbridge for a full 6 hours on the river. Picnic cool-box and dry bags supplied.

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Mega Stand-Up Paddle Boards

More fun for groups who are a bit more adventurous still wanting their own trip. From Atcham down to Ironbridge paddling 15 miles downstream with 6 hour full-day hire. Enjoy a day out with friends.

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Canoe & Kayak Hire

Enjoy our traditional boat hire with 1, 2 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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E-bike & 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 3 hour half day or 6 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 Severn river hire (Atcham to Ironbridge) on mini-rafts and mega stand up paddle boards. Come join us for a fun day out.

Call us at (01952) 427 150. Email us

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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 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.

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All our raft trips and hire of canoes, kayaks, mini-rafts and Mega stand up paddle boards (SUPs) 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 you this) and then get set to take our rafting tour. We have a 2 minute walk to the river for our scenic float trips or 1 or 2 hour canoe and kayak hire.

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 scenic float tour. 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 canoes, kayaks, mini-rafts and Mega stand up paddle boards (SUPs) we meet at the kiosk (8.50am) and shuttle you by mini-bus to Atcham and you paddle back to Ironbridge.

Please note: The Iron Bridge is going through a refurbishment in 2018 so may be under cover. This will not hinder us on our trip and the views of the Shropshire countryside are still as beautiful as ever.

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Scenic Historical Views

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.
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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.
Atcham to Ironbridge. A wonderful day

My girlfriend and I hired a Canadian canoe from here and took a wonderful journey from Atcham to Ironbridge. We now had the freedom to do as we pleased. After some hilarious attempts to get in the boat at the shore we left the other couple in our wake. Literally! The river and surroundings are beautiful. After only 5 minutes you completely forget where you are, traffic sounds disappear and you find yourself drifting through nature. The Bird life astounded me. I have lived in Shropshire all my life and have never seen so many different birds before! The river was slow moving and gentle with shallow and deep areas, but nothing that was challenging or worrying.

All in all, a great day out! I cannot recommend this enough, as I said, I’ve lived in Shropshire my entire life and this allows you to see the county from a totally different perspective.
We will definitely be doing this again, maybe with friends and family. Give these people a call. They are lovely. You will not regret it. Martin P (Reviewed on Trip advisor 9th July 2017)


Son with special needs made welcome

Raft tour website was very accurate in it’s description. Their short video was helpful for my autistic son to see what to expect. Nigel, our tour guide was a wealth of information and packed in a lot of entertaining chat along with knowledge of the history of what we were passing. He treated my son (22) with special needs just like an ordinary human.

Lucy Lavender (Reviewed on Trip advisor 2nd September 2017)


More than a trip on the river

I took the 4.30 raft tour with my husband and 13 year old son. There were 15 of us in the raft plus Nigel (guide and entertainment) . It was such a fun trip with lots to see and learn about. As this was our first time in Shropshire, I can’t think of a better way to find out about both the history of the area, and about the nature of the River Severn. Nigel brings knowledge and humour together to provide a unique experience. The raft is comfortable, dry, and very stable so no need to worry about falling in or getting wet. I thoroughly recommend this trip..

Julie N (Reviewed on Trip advisor 29th August 2017)