Shropshire Raft Tours

Your Premier Boat Hire Provider in the Gorge!

Embark on an Unforgettable Experience!

Hire a canoe, kayak, mini-raft or mega SUP with Shropshire Raft Tours in picturesque Shropshire. Located along the majestic River Severn, in close proximity to Shrewsbury, Telford, and Bridgnorth. Embark on a remarkable river trip and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime!

Pre-Booking is essential. Book online or Call us

Free minibus shuttle included

No booking fees – what you see is what you pay!

Free Mini bus trip
LTG Award Best Boat Operator
Tripadvisor top 10% of all attractions worldwide
Travel & Hospitality Awards winner
LTG Award Best Boat Operator
Tripadvisor top 10% of all attractions worldwide
Hire a canoe or buy gift certificates

Canoe & Kayak Hire

Hire a canoe (2/3 seater) or a single or double sit on top kayak and enjoy the Shropshire countryside on our 7 mile route. Meeting in Bridgnorth where you park, we provide a free shuttle up to the start point so you can paddle back to your vehicle. We also have a breakfast club where you can meet us in Coalport where your trip starts and enjoy a tasty breakfast at The Brewery Inn before you head off on the river.  For this option, at the end of the trip we will transport you back to your vehicle. 

Hire a mini raft to Bridgnorth

Mini-Raft Hire

Hire a 10ft mini-raft on our 7 mile route from Coalport to Bridgnorth. Each mini-raft holds between 2-5 people (minimum of 2 adults per raft) and are especially popular with families and groups. Meeting in Bridgnorth where you park, we provide a free shuttle up to the start point so you can paddle back to your vehicle. We also have a breakfast club where you can meet us in Coalport where your trip starts and enjoy a tasty breakfast at The Brewery Inn before you head off on the river.  For this option, at the end of the trip we will transport you back to your vehicle. 

Mega SUP Hire

Mega Stand Up Paddle Board Hire

Our giant SUPs are great fun for those feeling a little more adventurous and hold between 5-8 people. Hire a mega SUP on our 7 mile route from Coalport to Bridgnorth. Meeting in Bridgnorth where you park, we provide a free shuttle up to the start point so you can paddle back to your vehicle. We also have a breakfast club where you can meet us in Coalport where your trip starts and enjoy a tasty breakfast at The Brewery Inn before you head off on the river.  For this option, at the end of the trip we will transport you back to your vehicle. 

 

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Where to Meet

On our 10am and 11am time slots please meet us in the Severn Park car park, Bridgnorth (WV15 5AF) where parking is £5.50 for the full day.

The parking machines do not take cash so you will need to pay by card or online using the parking app.

For our breakfast club option you will park your vehicle in Coalport (we will provide you with full details prior to your trip).

Canoe hire in the Ironbridge Gorge
Mini raft hire
Buy a gift certificate for kayak hire
Canoe hire in the Ironbridge Gorge
Mini raft hire
Buy a gift certificate for kayak hire

What To Expect

After you park your vehicle in Bridgnorth we provide a free shuttle to the start point.  We will fit you with a buoyancy aid, paddle, dry bag and helmet (if required) and after a safety briefing we will help you onto the river.  At the end of your trip in Severn Park we will be there to meet you and collect all the equipment.

For our breakfast club option you will park your vehicle in Coalport and spend an hour at The Brewery Inn enjoying your breakfast before meeting us ready for your trip.

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Scenic Views

All our activities take you through the beautiful Shropshire countryside wities.  Look out for swans, kingfishers, egrets and much much more.here there are lots of photo opportun

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Services & Facilities

There are pubs within walking distance of where you finish. There are also lots of cafes and shops nearby in Bridgnorth. Public toilets are located in Severn Park where you finish your trip.

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Safety

We provide and maintain all our equipment and have first aid trained staff on hand.

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Scenic Views

All our activities take you through the beautiful Shropshire countryside wities.  Look out for swans, kingfishers, egrets and much much more.here there are lots of photo opportun

First aid icon

Safety

We provide and maintain all our equipment and have first aid trained staff on hand.

Eating icon

Services & Facilities

There are pubs within walking distance of where you finish. There are also lots of cafes and shops nearby in Bridgnorth. Public toilets are located in Severn Park where you finish your trip.

Why Not Get In Touch

If you would like to hire a canoe, kayak, mini-raft or mega SUP with Shropshire Raft Tours or you have a query, please contact us.

Read some of our great reviews below

James H
James H
30/06/2024
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Shropshire Rafting Brilliant morning on the river. Our hosts were very welcoming, friendly and great with our twin girls. Can't recommend highly enough. Great experience and well worth the money!
Rose D
Rose D
29/06/2024
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Amazing day We had such a fab today - really worth the money! Great from the get go. Easy booking, picked up promptly and taken on a short trip to Coalport. Great safety brief and was just a lovely day out highly recommend.
J M F
J M F
28/06/2024
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Well worth doing this trip Excellent trip to choose, great that you could park the car and be transported to departure point for rafting. The hosts were very friendly and obliging, well worth doing the trip. Scenery lovely.
EdCadders
EdCadders
25/06/2024
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Raft Trip from Coal Port to Bridgnorth. We recently completed the Coal Port to Bridgnorth route which was our first time using a raft. We had an amazing day on the river. We saw plenty of wild life. The stretch of the river was straightforward to navigate with interesting landmarks through the Shropshire countryside. I would recommend this to anyone who is a beginner and the route is not too difficult. It took us 10 minutes to get coordinated with our paddling but once the harmony was achieved we gained pace. You pass some very beautiful stretches of woodland, open fields and the sand stone cliffs that pepper Shropshire. Bridgnorth as the landing point is an amazing town and has many points of interest including the cliff railway and the Severn Valley Steam Railway.
Ruth Lea
Ruth Lea
23/06/2024
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Lovely day out Had the most loveliest day!! A last minute weekend decision and it did not disappoint. Both the instructors were lovely and told us lots of funny stories on the drive to Coalport. The water conditions were perfect, had fun on the rafts but it was calm enough to enjoy a floating picnic halfway along our journey. Would definitely recommend!
georgiaparker5971
georgiaparker5971
16/06/2024
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Brilliant experience Had such a great time, the instructors were amazing, very helpful and friendly. The views were stunning and even though it rained we all enjoyed ourselves so much. A few friends had never been kayaking before and absolutely loved it. Would definitely go back and do it again!! If you’re looking for an adventure that isn’t too hard on your body with beautiful scenery, this is definitely the trip to book.
Lynz L
Lynz L
16/06/2024
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Great day run by great people. We booked this as a family activity for fathers day. Out of the 4 of us only I had any previous kayak experience. The communication before the day was great, giving clear instructions of where to go, how to pay for parking, what to bring and what to expect. We were warned in advance that the high river may mean we needed to be changed to a mini raft for safety reasons on the day, luckily this wasn't the case though. . We arrived early and parking was easy. Sharon was there on time to collect us exactly where the email said. We were then taken to the site we would launch from. We were given a laminated card to keep with us on each kayak (we had hired two double kayaks) that gave a description of the route and had a phone number to contact when we reached the designated landmark so they could help us disembark and collect the equipment. We were also given a talk on the route and where to position ourselves at each point on the river to avoid issues. Both Sharon and the gentleman with her (so sorry I have forgotten your name already|!) were both so friendly and helpful which really helped calm my daughters nerves. We were provided with spacious dry bags to store our food and drinks in (on for each kayak) which turned out to be an absolute blessing. The route itself was very relaxing for the most part, with plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the surroundings. There was a rogue tree that was jutting out at one point during a rougher part of the ride which did cause my husband and daughters kayak to capsize, but after swimming to the side to hop back in they were soon off again and back to enjoying the views. There was plenty of wildlife to see along the route as well, and at one point we were seemingly being followed by a heron for a fair distance. We rang the number provided when we reached the landmark and as promised we were met at the end of the route, helped out of the kayaks and had our pictures taken. The total journey took us about 2.5 hours. You could have definitely taken longer if you wanted to though. They even took photos as we approached at the end and emailed them to us for free! Honestly it was a great experience and we will definitely be back (if we don't end up buying our own kayak in the meantime)
Alyson W
Alyson W
16/06/2024
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Fantastic trip down the river! This was one of our favourite family days out so far this year. The scenery is beautiful and we saw so much wildlife along the way. Shropshire raft tours were absolutely brilliant with their communication, transport and friendliness. We will definitely be returning.
Jessica H
Jessica H
16/06/2024
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Fantastic ! Our trip with shropshire raft tours was amazing me and my sister did it yesterday nigel and Sharon were brilliant we felt very confident after nigels talk and saw some beautiful beautiful scenery 😀 we cannot wait to book again we'll worth it !
AMol68
AMol68
10/06/2024
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A Great Experience! As a group of 6 family adults we had a brilliant time with Shropshire Raft Tours. Nigel and Sharon were great guides, helpful friendly and informative at every step from the minute we booked on and everything was so well organised. We were originally going to book the canoes but being novices they wisely advised us to book the rafts which was definitely the right choice! The actual rafting experience was great, something none of us have done before and we would definitely recommend doing it while staying in Shropshire!