Self drive boat hire

Be your own captain for the day!

What better way to spend precious time with family or friends

than in your very own motor boat enjoying the River Severn and beautiful surroundings!

Small Boat Hire

We have a choice of two boats to choose from.

SILVERSURFER – great for fishing!

This small punt is perfect for those wanting to spend the day fishing or for small groups of up to 3 people. It is an open top v-hull aluminium boat with padded seating and a HONDA 5 tiller engine. It is basic but easy to use. Great for those on a budget.

Silver Surfer Prices

Half Day  (4 hours) £50

Full Day (8 hours) £80

FLOKI – Great for beginners

Our 4 person boat “Floki” is an absolute beauty! It is a Quintrex Busta 420, open top style boat.  The quirky seating layout is very sociable and has padded cushions so is comfortable too. The HONDA 5hp engine on a tiller makes it super easy to handle, even for a novice boater!

“Floki” has a lovely sun canopy which is stylish and gives that necessary protection from the weather so you can have total relaxation whilst you cruise. The boat has foam-filled flotation seats so is safe, economical to operate and CE approved. There are also storage compartments to keep all your personal belongings. This boat is great for small groups wanting fun, to celebrate a special occasion, spend time with family or friends, or even a small business meeting.  

“Floki” can comfortably seat up to 4 people plus any bags.

Book “Floki” now! Pack your captains hat, practice your “Ahoys” and look forward to having a fabulous experience on the water.

Floki Boat Hire Prices:

Half Day (4 hours) – £70
Full Day (8 hours) – £100

The feedback so far has been phenomenal, come and enjoy her, she is worth every penny 🙂

  • No boating license required.
  • Children welcome.
  • Dogs are more than welcome however there is a charge of £10 for one dog or £15 for two or more dogs. This is to aid cleaning fees. We don’t provide dog life jackets, so brining your pooch is at your own risk.
  • Pack your own picnic or get in touch for recommendations for picnic providers.
  • All our boats are rigorously maintained and serviced regularly.

Small boat hire cost includes:

Boat Hire at Severn Expeditions. "Floki" - 4 person boat with sun canopy

A full tank of fuel

byoyancy aids

Buoyancy aids


Information booklet
with maps


Full training prior
to depature

  • No boating license required
  • Children welcome
  • Dogs welcome (at your own risk)
  • Bring your own food and drink or let us do that for you with Pack a Picnic
  • All our boats are rigorously maintained and serviced regularly

Large Boat Hire

– The Hardy’s –

For larger groups we have our Hardy Fishing 17ft boats “Sea Breeze” and “Solothorn”. These charming boats have lots of character with a traditional style wooden steering wheel and a cuddy in the bow for protection against the weather.

The boats each have comfy padded seating for up to 7 people so are perfect for a family day outing and with a beam of 7ft wide it has plenty of space to manoeuvre around in. You can even fit a small folding table or blanket for a picnic, should you wish to bring one along. The Hardy also has four sealed buoyancy chambers for added safety.

– Moorhen –

Good for weather protection! This is our newest large boat which also seats up to 7 people.  “Moorhen” has a slightly larger more enclosed cuddy at the bow to provide protection from the weather.  It has a HONDA 10hp engine with steering wheel. There is plenty of seating all around and lots of storage space. A fantastic boat for a full day outing or celebration with family and friends. Very safe and easy to operate.

Large Boat Hire Prices:

Half Day (4 hours) – £100
Full Day (8 hours) – £150


Large boat hire cost includes:


A full tank of fuel


Buoyancy aids


Information booklet
with maps


Full training prior
to depature

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