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

Prestige Award Winner

    Voted Best Tour in Shropshire, Central England

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Scenic Raft Trips

Scenic Float Tours

Join us on the largest rafts in the UK! Suitable for all ages, groups and schools. Let your guide row you downstream with a guided tour through Ironbridge to Jackfield where you will depart the raft to continue your day out on foot.

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 kayak.  Full day hire runs from Atcham to Ironbridge with time to picnic along the way. We provide transport up 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 up 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 up to the start point.

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Where to Meet

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

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What to Expect

After a quick safety briefing, you will set off on your raft 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 Museum. 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. There are lots of pubs and cafes in Ironbridge to visit for a bite to eat and independent shops and retailers in both Ironbridge and Merrythought Village.

For the 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.

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Scenic 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 cost as a momento of your day. 

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Services & Facilities

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

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Guided Tours

Our guided raft tours are rowed 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.

Why Not Get In Touch

If you are interested in a trip wth 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.

See some of our great reviews below

Loved it


We booked a last minute double sit on canoe for 2 hours. The instructions to get there were clear and easy, the people were friendly and the equipment was great. Loved the time and we will definitely be back! Thank you

fehudesign (Reviewed on Trip Advisor Sept 2020)

Fun and informative


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! 

Roam (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 17th October 2019) 

Great activity - covid safe!


We spent a half day paddling down the river. It was lovely. So many Herons and the scenery lovely. Nothing to taxing about it physically and our two boys loved it. It was just a lovely activity. SRT really looked after us and I would not hesitate to recommend messing about on the river with them. Definitely repeat again in the future

Hodgy36 (Reviewed on Trip Advisor Nov  2020)

Excellent activity and experience!!

Nat (Reviewed on Trip Advisor Sept 2020)