Mega Stand Up Paddle Boards (Mega-SUPs)

As a result of COVID-19 please read the updated notes below before proceeding with a booking:

At this present time we are only taking pre-bookings made online/over the phone.

We are only able to hire mega SUPs to people living in the same household/bubble (maximum of 6 people per booking).

It should be noted we do not operate mega SUPs during the Autumn/Winter months.

Our Mega SUPs fit between 5-8 people and are modelled on the single SUP that has grown in popularity around the UK.

You can hire these on our 7½ mile route, starting up river and finishing by our Little Green Kiosk in Ironbridge.  There is approximately 2½ to 3½ hours of paddling (dependent on ability and river levels) and you can also enjoy a break as you float along on the board.

Mega SUPs are great for friends and families, groups and corporate trips.

In addition to providing paddles, helmets and a dry bag we also include a shuttle up to the starting point.

Please use appropriate shorts and wet gear or bring your own wetsuit with sensible shoes for the river.  Furthermore, we recommend you bring a change of clothing for the end of the trip (there are public toilets in the car park where we are based to change).

Mega SUP with Shropshire Raft Tours
Mega stand up paddle board in Ironbridge Gorge

Please park in Dale End pay and display car park (TF8 7BS) and walk across to the Wharfage car park where we will meet you at our Little Green Kiosk. If you are running late please call us. Consequently, if you arrive late, we cannot guarantee your trip will go ahead.

Please arrive at 10.15am so we can fit your buoyancy aid and helmet and finish off our paperwork.

After a short safety briefing, we have a 10 minute drive to the start point. Take in the gorgeous scenery along the way and enjoy the beautiful wildlife as you paddle back to Ironbridge. Without a doubt, a great way to see the Shropshire countryside!

Children need to be 10 years or older to participate.

Book online below.

During our low season when you cannot see our online booking system is not visible please call: (01952) 427 150 or email: shropshirerafttours@icloud.com.

Prices

(2½ - 3½ hours)

You can hire a Mega SUP with a minimum of 5 people.

Minimum age to hire is 18 and children (minimum age of 10 years) must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE: As a security deposit for any of our ‘for hire’ services, we require a photo ID for each booking, ie driving licence or passport. Our kiosk employee will safely retain this for the duration of the hire period.  If you do not bring the necessary documents required on the day we reserve the right to cancel your booking with no refund given.

Book online above.

During our low season when our online booking system is not visible please call: (01952) 427 150 or email: shropshirerafttours@icloud.com.

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Health and Safety guidelines, rules and regulations

Safety and enjoyment of your trip depend on both river and weather on your chosen trip day. We do not allow any trips to proceed when severe conditions are occurring or expected. Furthermore, heavy rainfall over the days leading up to your trip date affects the river levels, especially rainfall over the Welsh mountains some two days before departure. Consequently, if we cannot run your trip due to circumstances outside our control we will offer you an alternative date.  

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions relating to your Mega SUP, equipment and the River Severn.

Furthermore, if your party have any health issues, please discuss this with us first and make us aware of these conditions. As a consequence of certain health issues we may discourage you from taking part in the event. Additionally anyone with a history of epilepsy should not participate in this activity.

Maximum weight per Mega SUP is 99 stone. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18. Minimum age to hire is 18. Minimum age to participate in this activity is 10 years old.

It should be noted, participants must be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres.  An adult who can swim must accompany anyone who cannot swim this distance.

You are not allowed to fish unless you have the appropriate permit to fish on the stretch of the river your journey takes you on and a National rod license.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your allocated launch/transport time, to allow time to be kitted out with buoyancy aids and paddles, fill out the hire agreement and receive your health and safety briefing. As a consequence, if you are late, we may have to leave without you, meaning we may have to cancel or reschedule your trip.

You must wear your buoyancy aids and helmets at all times whilst you are paddling the Mega SUP. When you leave the river take all your belongings, buoyancy aids, helmets and paddles as these are your responsibility and we will charge you in full if lost or stolen.

Guided tours: At certain times, we can provide a river guide to accompany your trip at an extra cost. However, this service is only available by prior arrangement, and not at the time of your arrival.

There is no safety cover on the river however you can contact us at all times to effect or organise a rescue. Call: 01952 427150. Furthermore, mobile phone coverage on the river is minimal for a lot of the major networks.

Most importantly, please note that you should not consume alcohol prior to your trip. You will not be permitted to hire or participate in the event if you are found under the influence of alcohol or any other substances and we will not provide a refund in the event of cancellation.  Furthermore, you cannot take alcohol on the river and we have the right to confiscate it until you return. If you refuse to relinquish alcohol we will cancel the trip with no refund given.

What to wear and spare equipment: (wetsuits are optional depending on weather). Loose clothing. i.e. t-shirts, shorts, trainers. (NOT wellington boots, flip flops or jeans).  As a result of sun reflecting off the water when hot, to minimise risk of heat stroke and sunburn please dress appropriately and wear sunscreen. Furthermore the weather conditions can also change very quickly on your journey. In addition, please bring a change of clothes for the end of your trip just in case.

Do bring: A drink, chocolate bar, snack or picnic. Suitable sun tan lotion is also recommended. Especially important is a waterproof mobile phone.

Do not bring: Expensive jewellery. Watches, cameras, video cameras etc if not waterproof. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to any of your effects.

Rubbish: Please do not leave rubbish on the river banks or drop it in the river. Bring it back with you and we will dispose of it.