SUMMER IS HERE!!! We are open 7 days a week between 9am – 6.30pm.

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Enjoy the River Severn with our boat hire services

What people say about us

  • star rating  We had a fabulous day on the Severn. Tim was friendly and helpful and the boat was immaculate. We hadn't done anything like this before, but it was straightforward to... read more

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    June 4, 2023
  • star rating  Great day out - We hired a 4 seat boat for the day. Boat was in great condition, Tim was really helpful when we picked it up and explained everything thoroughly in terms of... read more

    June 3, 2023
  • star rating  Fun trip from Upton to Tewkesbury  - Great family half day trip on self drive Moorhen boat this week. Great customer care from the Severn Expeditions team, and a lovely run from Upton to Tewesbury and back

    June 2, 2023
  • star rating  Great fun, relaxing and informative. An ideal way to see the wonderful river Severn. Highly recommended.

    avatar thumb Upton1316
    May 30, 2023
  • star rating  Excellent day of messing about on the river with the teens. Great confidence building day for both of my sons. Both drove the boat and got through the lock perfectly.... read more

    avatar thumb fionag516
    May 29, 2023
  • star rating  Great experience !! 5* - What an amazing day ...from greeting our host , getting sorted with lifejackets to our instruction, the instructor was laugh a minute amazing and couldn't appreciate us more , which... read more

    May 21, 2023

Boat hire

self drive boat for hire

Self Drive Boat Hire

Fancy being ‘Captain’ for a day? Our self-drive boats give you ultimate privacy for your adventure! We have a choice of spacious part covered boats which offer seating for up to 7 people. All are easy to operate! Click ‘hire a boat’ to find out more.
skippered boat hire service on the river severn

Skippered 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

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

river severn

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?

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).
boat hire for all the family

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!

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)