WE ARE OPEN!!  Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus we are not currently able to offer our Skippered Hire or Guided Fishing Services.


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

Hire a self drive boat to enjoy the River Severn. We have a choice of boats which are easy to drive and have plenty of room to accommodate groups of 2 up to 7 people. Click on ‘hire a boat’ to find out more.
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Skippered Boat Hire

Sit back and relax with our skippered boat hire on the River Severn. Our staff are friendly and experienced and will make sure you enjoy your day on the river.

guided fishing trips

Guided Fishing Trips

We offer guided fishing trips to show you the best places to fish in Upton-upon-Severn. Our fishing guides are very experienced and here to help your trip.


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?
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a fun day out boating for all the family

Whether you’re a family wanting to pack a picnic and spend a day cruising and spotting wildlife, an angler trying to reach spots you can’t usually get to from the bankside, a group celebrating a special occasion or perhaps you just fancy a peaceful meander up the river… whatever it is you want to do, you can make use of our excellent boats and organise your very own private expedition.

No previous experience is necessary, and no specific licence required. We will teach you everything you need to know!


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 welcome at severn expedition boat hire

Children Welcome

Children of all ages are welcome aboard our boats as long as they are accompanied by someone over 18 years old.

free parking at severn expedition

Free Parking

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