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Enjoy the River Severn with our boat hire services

What people say about us

  •   What a lovely trip on the River Severn. A lovely couple who run the boat hire as well. Excellent pre trip information and maps, excellent instruction on the... read more

  •   We thoroughly enjoyed our trip out on Floki this afternoon. It was a really great experience, a brilliant boat and made even better by the really friendly welcome and... read more

  •   Friendly booking and handover. Clean, well-maintained boat, floatation aids, and boatyard. Highly recommended.

  •   A fun day on the river was had by all today. Starts with easy parking at Upton marina and Karen doing the admin and safety bit before setting off on... read more

  •   Hired "Pippin" for a 4-hour trip to Worcester and back, with teenage son and a friend of the family. Beautiful day. Everything felt very relaxed. Tim was friendly and helpful,... read more

  •   Tim was extremely warm, friendly and helpful! Very clear instructions for the boat so was great for the kids. We moored the boat by a lovely nearby pub to get... read more


Boat hire


Self Drive Boat Hire

Fancy being ‘Captain Jack’ for a day or just spend quality time with family or friends relaxing and having fun, then one of our self-drive boats gives you the ultimate privacy for your adventure. We have a choice of vessels, some with cover some without, there are little perks to each of our beautiful boats! All are super easy to operate, have plenty of room and can accommodate groups of 2 up to 7. Click on ‘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. Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of the River Severn and all it has to offer. A celebratory drink in hand and a pre-ordered picnic is the way to experience a special occasion in style. Our team are very experienced, good-humoured and will be sure to make your time on the river enjoyable.
guided fishing trips

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, tips and tricks, and show you the best places to fish 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 type of ‘blue space’ whether it be ocean, lake or river, brings us a natural sense of peace and calmness. It’s an escape from the overwhelming hyper-connected, over stimulated state of society and modern day life we live in, in favour of a rare moment of solitude to appreciate the natural world around us. Being ON the water is even more fun! Boating adventures bring immeasurable happiness and joy to many of our families, friends and groups who enjoying frolicking, relaxing and meandering down the waterway…. and if it’s a dry warm sunny day that’s an added bonus!! Sorry as much as we would love to order the sun every day, the weather is just something we can’t control. Don’t worry though 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.

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).