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Enjoy the River Severn with our boat hire services

What people say about us

  • star rating  Having been on a lads holiday using Severn Expeditions in the last few years, I wanted to take my fiancée out on the river. Karen managed to fit us... read more

    Mike W
  • star rating  We have just arrived back from a self drive half day hire of Floki! We decided to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary by doing something different and we are so... read more

  • star rating  Top notch service once again from the SE team. Boat was beautifully clean, in great condition and well equipped. Sam and Tim were friendly and helpful as always. Our friends... read more

  • star rating  We booked the Solothorn for 5 of us girls for bank holiday weekend, as a fun activity to celebrate my 28th birthday. Sam, Karen and Tim were a delight, super... read more

  • star rating  We had a great time with the dogs on the boat on the Saturday morning. Great handover from super friendly, funny staff who explained all about the boat and... read more

  • star rating  We had a lovely day on the water. Lovely reception when we arrived, good instructions for the boat controls, boat was spotless, and surroundings are great. I... read more


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?
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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).