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Enjoy the River Severn with our boat hire services

What people say about us

  • star rating  Excellent trip out on the boat towards Tewkesbury on a balmy day in July. Fox red lab found his sea legs - which are better than his car legs! so... read more

    August 2, 2022
  • star rating  A four hour 'potter' in a little boat on the river for two of us and our old dog. What a peaceful way to spend half a day! ... read more

    Maryanne K
    July 28, 2022
  • star rating  Very friendly, they gave good advice and information. Clean and safe. Nice to take a picnic or stop at pub for lunch. Very peaceful day, saw lots of birds, fish... read more

    July 24, 2022
  • star rating  We had a fantastic day aboard Merry. The Marina is easy to find with plenty of free parking. Tim made us feel very welcome and gave us all... read more

    July 23, 2022
  • star rating  Had a fantastic day,Tim and Chris could not have been more friendly and helpful,we have already booked to go again

    July 17, 2022
  • star rating  Lovely afternoon thank you. Great friendly service and clean boat. Take a picnic and relax. Would recommend.

    July 12, 2022

Boat hire


Self Drive Boat Hire

Fancy being ‘Captain Jack’ for a day? Our self-drive boats give you ultimate privacy for your adventure. We have a choice of covered or not covered boats. All are easy to operate, have plenty of room and seat 2-7 people. Click ‘hire a boat’ to find out more.
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Skippered Boat Hire

Take relaxation one step further and have a skipper do the driving for you. A celebratory drink in hand and a pre-ordered picnic is the way to experience a special occasion in style. Our experienced team will be sure to make your time on the river enjoyable.
guided fishing trips on the river severn

Guided Fishing Trips

Our fishing guides are some of the best anglers in the country. We offer guided fishing trips tailored to your needs. Whether you are an experienced angler or new to fishing, our guides will share their knowledge and teach you tips and tricks for great fishing on the Lower Severn.

enjoy a relaxing day out on the river

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Boat Hire in Upton-upon-Severn

Welcome to Severn Expeditions, we are a family run business offering day boat hire and guided fishing trips on the River Severn. We have both self-drive and skippered boats available, operating from the Upton Marina. There is FREE Parking and excellent on-site facilities.
We are based in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire in the heart of rural England. Our beautiful setting on Britain’s greatest natural waterway offers an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery, and what better way is there to enjoy its tranquil waters than by boat?
boat hire on the river severn

a fun day out boating for all

It’s a known fact that we humans love water! Being next to any ‘blue space’ whether it be ocean, lake or river brings us a natural sense of peace and calm. It’s an escape from the over stimulated and hyper-connected state of society we live in today, in favour of a rare moment of solitude to appreciate the natural world around us. Being ON the water is even better! Boating adventures bring immeasurable happiness to our customers who escape the daily grind and enjoy having fun, relaxing, and meandering down the waterway…and if it’s a hot sunny day that’s a bonus!! As much as we would love to order the sun every day, the weather is something we can’t control, but don’t worry, we aren’t about to send you out in conditions where you are likely to get soaked through to your undies. That’s not cool! We want you to enjoy your trip, so we offer flexibility in those circumstances. Never been boating before? Don’t stress! No previous experience is necessary. No licence is required to drive a boat and we will teach you everything you need to know before you go out!

Severn expeditions offers

boat hire tuition

Full Tuition

No previous experience necessary! You will receive full safety instructions including a boat booklet and a boat tutorial prior to departure, given by our friendly helpful staff.

byoyancy aids

Byoyancy Aids

Every passenger is supplied with a lifejacket which is included in the hire price. We have buoyancy aids for children and babies too.

Children & Dogs Welcome

Children of all ages are welcome aboard our boats as long as they are accompanied by someone over 18 years old. Dogs are welcome £10 for one dog, £15 for two or more dogs.

free parking at severn expedition

Free Parking

There is free parking for Severn Expeditions customers at Upton Marina (WR8 0PB).

Winter hours

From 1st October – 1st April

We are running a reduced service and are only open Saturdays and Sundays, between 9am – 5pm. (earlier starts can be arranged)