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Skippered Boat Hire

For those who want to leave the driving to someone else so you can sit back relax and enjoy your surroundings!
boat hire on the river severn

Skippered boat hire

Do you have a special occasion to celebrate?… a birthday, an engagement, a graduation? Whatever the occasion our large boats are available for skippered hire and perfect if you want to do something different in the beautiful surroundings of the River Severn!
Our large boats can seat up to 7 people. They are powered by HONDA outboards, and all have a cuddy in the bow for protection from the weather. These beautiful boats have lots of character and plenty of seating and floor space for your occasion.

Picnic on the river

No time to sort the food? We recommend taking advantage of our ‘pack a picnic’ service where we arrange the picnic for you and have it ready for your arrival on the day. We use a provider nearby who source their produce locally, it’s all freshly made and presented in a gorgeous rustic picnic basket, no single use plastic here!
skippered boat hire

Skippered hire price: £80 per hour

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

Decorate your boat

You are more than welcome to decorate your boat if you are celebrating a special occasion. Please be aware there is limited time in-between hires for cleaning and refuelling so any decoration would have to be done within your hire time. Further details can be discussed on request.

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.


Skippered boat hire includes


Fuel provided for your fishing or boat trip.

skippered boat hire


Our expert skipper will make sure you have an enjoyable day.

byoyancy aids


Buoyancy aids provided for your boating trip.


Enjoy family time on the river and soak up the scenery.


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

    avatar thumb RichardJohnCarter
    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
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus we are not currently able to offer our Skippered Hire or Guided Fishing Services.