Online Booking System
For quick and instant canoe hire.
We enjoy helping people out.
Various Hire Times
We offer 1, 2 and 6 hours hire.
With a choice of canoes or kayaks.
Canoe Hire in Shropshire
One of the many things to do in Ironbridge gorge. 1 hour up to 6 hour full day hire of Canadian canoes and sit on top kayak hire located in the Wharfage car park, Ironbridge (TF8 7NH) just outside Telford. Canoe or sit on top hire from 9am to 5pm (1st April to 30th September). Hire time is flexible and can be booked online or at our little green kiosk. Call us at (01952) 427 150 and book online at www.shropshirerafttours.co.uk/reservation-form
Fun for the whole family
We have canoe and kayak hire for those who look to have a private trip of their own. We run group hire or couples and children are welcome from the age of 4 years and above. Canoe and kayak for hire from 1, 2 or full-day (6 hour) from Atcham to Ironbridge.
Enquire into our canoe and kayak hire in Ironbridge as we also serve people on guided trips on the largest rafts in the UK around Ironbridge and the Shropshire area. For the best canoe hire in Ironbridge, find our little green kiosk located in the Wharfage car park next door to The Museum of the Gorge and Ironbridge information centre (TF8 7NH).
Shropshire Raft Tours Ltd
Ironbridge Canoe Hire is brought to you by Shropshire Raft Tours Ltd. Offering various outdoor activities around the Shropshire area.
Terms and Conditions
Health and Safety guidelines, rules and regulations
The safety and enjoyment of your trip are dependent on both river and weather on your chosen trip day. We will not allow any trips to proceed when severe conditions are occurring or expected. Heavy rainfall over the days leading up to your trip date affects the river levels especially rainfall over the Welsh mountains some two days before departure. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions relating to your canoes, other equipment and the River Severn. If you or any of your party have any health issues, this should be discussed first and us made aware of these conditions. In certain circumstances we may discourage you from taking part in the event. Anyone with a history of epilepsy should not participate in this activity. Maximum weight per canoe is 35 stone. Children under the age of 4 years are not allowed in canoes. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age to hire is 18.
No fishing is allowed unless you have the appropriate permit to fish on the stretch of the river your journey takes you on and a National rod license. Please arrive 10 minutes before your allocated launch/transport time, allowing time to be kitted out with buoyancy aids, fill out the hire agreement and receive your health and safety briefing. If you are late, unfortunately we may have to leave without you, meaning your trip may have to be cancelled or re-scheduled.
Buoyancy Aids must be worn at all times whilst you are canoeing or kayaking. Please when leaving the river take all your belongings, buoyancy aids and paddles as these are your responsibility and you will be charged for in full if lost or stolen.
Guided tours: At certain times and by prior arrangement, we can provide a river guide to accompany your trip. Please note this service is only available by prior arrangement, and not at the time of your arrival.
Dogs are welcome. However under no circumstances are they to be leashed in the canoe.
River Safety Cover: Please note that there is no safety cover on the river. But we are contactable at all times to effect or organise a rescue. Call: 01952 427150. Mobile phone coverage: Please be aware that mobile phone coverage on the river is minimal for a lot of the major networks.
Alcohol should not be consumed prior to your trip. Anyone found under the influence of alcohol or any other substances will not be permitted to hire or participate in the event. We discourage large amounts of alcohol being taken on the river and have the right to confiscate it until you return. What to wear and spare equipment: Loose clothing. i.e. T shirts, trainers. (NOT wellington boots, flip flops or jeans). Please be aware when the sun is out it will reflect off the water making it very hot , so please dress accordingly to minimise risk of heat stroke and sunburn. Also weather conditions can change very quickly on your journey. Bring a change of clothes just in case.
Do bring: A drink, chocolate bar, snack or picnic. Suitable sun tan lotion is also recommended.
Do not bring: Expensive jewellery. Watches, cameras, video cameras etc if not waterproof. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to any of your effects. Rubbish: As per the countryside code please protect the countryside and wildlife by not leaving rubbish on the river banks or by dropping it in the river. Bring it back with you and we will dispose of it for you.