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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

dilly dally boat hire on the river severn

Dilly Dally

Our newest addition to the fleet! An Orkney Longliner 16 is perfect for those wanting to spend the day fishing or for small groups of up to 4 people. This 16ft open top boat is robust, has a practical roomy layout and a HONDA 5 tiller engine. It’s simple but classic.


Our very popular Quintrex Busta 420 called “Floki” seats up to 4 people. This open-top boat comes with a stylish sun canopy to give protection from the weather, meaning you can have total relaxation whilst you cruise. The quirky seating layout is sociable. The boat is operated with a HONDA 5hp tiller engine making it super easy to handle! Perfect for small groups, special occasions or even a small business meeting!
floki boat hire upton upon severn
hire our pippin boat on the river severn


“Pippin” is an Orkney 40. It seats up to 4 people and is operated with a steering wheel on a HONDA 10hp outboard engine. It’s super easy to handle and has higher sides with a cuddy at the bow so is perfect for families! There is a storage compartment at the front too for all your belongings. Little ones love this boat!

Small boat hire prices and info


Dilly Dally

Floki | Pippin


All prices are per boat and not per person.


large boat hire

large boat hire upton upon severn

Sea Breeze

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.
boats for self drive hire on the river severn
hire the moorhen boat at Upton upon Severn


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 and info

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


Solothorn | Sea Breeze | Moorhen


All prices are per boat and not per person.

Skippered hire price: £80 per hour

Price is per boat and not per person and a minimum of 1 hour must be booked. Find out more

Decorate your boat

We also offer a decoration service. For an extra £10 we can decorate the boat with suitable balloons and bunting for your celebration. Just add it to the booking form on our contact page.

Food and Drink

Customers are advised to bring their own lunch, or to make life easier you can pre-order one from the on-site restaurant – just see the ‘Pack a Picnic’ pages for more information.


Included with your boat hire


Fuel provided for your fishing or boat trip.


Information and maps to help you with your trip.

byoyancy aids


Buoyancy aids provided for your boating trip.


Full training on how to use the boat and keep you safe on the river.


What people say about us

  • star rating  Booked a boat for a family cruise on the Severn. Easy booking system and friendly staff. Boat was a good size for us, and was very clean and well cared... read more

    James M
  • star rating  A very enthusiastic Tim greeted us, gave us the do's and dont's before we boarded Pippin. Turn left to Tewkesbury or right to Worcester simple as that !! Had... read more

  • star rating  We had a great day out on Floki. Tim is a really welcoming, friendly guy and couldn’t have been more helpful. We would highly recommend the picnic as it was... read more

  • star rating  A great day on the river!
    We hired "Floki" and it was really easy to drive, we practically had the river to ourselves, so it was really relaxing. Great value... read more

  • star rating  A great day on the river! We hired "Floki" and it was really easy to drive, we practically had the river to ourselves, so it was really relaxing. Great value... read more

    mandy v
  • 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