Boat Rides & Cruises in Shropshire

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Shropshire

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  • Andy S
    Nottingham, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From my first contact with Sharon the whole experience was fantastic. We were a group of 6 friends who hired 2 rafts out of season and Sharon couldn’t be more accommodating. We were due to go out as self hire on the Sunday but due to the very very high water levels and fast moving water Sharon called and kindly offered us Nigel as a guide. He was brilliant. His many stories kept us all amused on the trip down the river. Not alot of paddling was needed which was very welcome and the whole group really enjoyed there experience. We will be back again in the Summer months.
    Written 20 October 2023
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  • KallieW
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely exemplary service from start to finish with this Company. They agreed to hold my daughters surprise 30th birthday party despite it being shortly after their season ended.
    Sophie was brilliant - excellent communications and help right the way through. Nothing was too much trouble and she was always there if i had any questions/queries. Of which there were a few mainly about the weather!! On the night the staff were simply amazing. Victoria, Troy, & Jason (I think...?) were so helpful and friendly and lovely and the food was marvellous & plentiful! This was just an amazing never to be forgotten night and I am so grateful and delighted that we chose you. We will definitely be returning!
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • elizabethcS3237EW
    Leicestershire, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a really fantastic day out hiring a canoe for our family of three from Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury. Our 11 year old particularly enjoyed being able to stop for picnics and snacks on the beaches along the way. These were quite a way along the route, so probably not best to start the expedition expecting to stop early on.
    We saw lots of wildlife, including kingfishers, along the way.
    The team were really friendly and helpful, and lent us a dry back to put our stuff in. The equipment was obviously cleaned and maintained between each hire.
    Written 27 September 2023
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  • Sonia S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was such a wonderful adventure-loved having the boat all to ourselves-it was clean and tidy. Going through the locks was such a neat experience. The views of the countryside and mooring up alongside quaint English pubs was super cool. The staff at Norbury Wharf were so helpful, friendly and accommodating. We would absolutely love to do it again!
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • David W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We hired the canoe at Attingham Park and as first timers found the instruction very useful. River was quiet and beautiful and you can go as far and as fast or slow as you like. Really enjoyed it.
    Written 3 July 2023
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  • Beckyboop
    Bridgnorth, UK63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Today I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and went canoeing for the first time with some very lovely friends. I was incredibly nervous as this was my first time and I was so convinced that we were going to capsize! Such a lovely day of connection with friends and Canoe UK really looked after us. They were so friendly and patient with us newbies and really looked after us, explaining everything so clearly. Great value and a fun day out for all. It made a nice change to not have Lottie shouting at me to spin faster 🤣 (she’s my spin instructor)! If you fancy a lovely trip out on the river, Canoe UK are your guys. Thank you and we’ll be back!
    Written 10 September 2023
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  • KEBenson03
    Manchester, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We would recommend this canal boat owner/small company to anyone! (We have hired from large boat companies previously - not owners) Communication with Laura was efficient and she got back to any queries and questions quickly. Laura and Dana gave us a lovely welcome and they shared good advice about the canal and gave excellent instructions about the workings of the boat (engine/heating etc.). Acorn (the smaller of the two boats) is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The bed was cosy and very comfortable and the heating is effective for the cooler evenings. Maps of the canal are supplied, as was a wonderful welcome pack of all kinds of food, from wine to bread, butter and eggs, as well as delicious fruit. The boat was scrupulously clean. There is plenty of storage on board for bags etc. Dana and Laura gave us a tour of the larger boat on our return (it's equally tastefully decorated and well equipped) and we hope that we might use this bigger boat in the future for a holiday with friends. (It did take us a little while to locate the home mooring of the canal boat from the postcode, but in the summer months a sign is there to help you find the narrow road to the mooring!) Laura and Dana are splendid folks and they will ensure you have the best canal trip possible. The rest is up to you!
    Written 9 February 2024
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  • Graeme
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb helpful self-guided canoe rental on the Severn. Return trip on heritage railway makes a full day out! Will be back for another trip next season.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Emma T
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too expensive for what it is!
    We paid for the Santa boat ride and Christmas lights trail.
    The lights were rubbish for the price we paid! Nothing like others places and trust me we’ve done a lot.
    The boat was fun (my daughter really enjoyed it) but when we arrived at the island none of the elves were in character apart from one/two elf who was very good! The others didn’t do much at all. More like normal people dressed up as elves. Santa didn’t look like Santa!
    The story in the tent was good!
    The Christmas market was awful. No atmosphere and everything was extortionate. There were hardly any stalls anyway (mainly food and drink).
    I don’t think we’ll be going back.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • colinmm
    Tavistock, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just had a week on the Wait and See with 2 friends. Up to Llangollen and back and then onto Wrenbury and back. Beautiful area and the good weather made it even better. A brilliant company to book with, friendly staff, very professional and the boat was one of the best we have been on for quality and standard.
    Well done Whittington and thank you
    Written 1 June 2023
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  • John L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I ordered 2 Dsd (discover scuba dive) as a present for family members.
    The communication has been first rate. As has the speed in which our packs have been received. All round, top notch.
    Thanks. Will use again.
    Written 14 November 2019
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  • RodenhurstK
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We hired 3 Canadian canoes and had an amazing family time on the river. The trip was well organised from start to finish with quality boats, paddles and life jackets which were carefully fitted for ourselves and the kids. The depth of experience from the Drummond family added to the enjoyment of our trip as we felt extremely safe. Don’t look anywhere else than Drummond Outdoor!
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • Andy K
    Bromsgrove, England, United Kingdom35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My first experience as a student with immerse was Feb 2018 to qualify as a PADI Side mount diver.
    From the first contact with Pete though Facebook, they were very welcoming and friendly.
    The tuition was fantastic, very thorough, and well explained. The course was carried out through two pool / theory sessions, and two open water days at inland dive sites. Tony gave excellent advice throughout the course, in addition to the main course materials themselves. I feel that having completed the course I am very comfortable to dive this new configuration. That is a testament to the quality of the tuition. In addition, the guys at Immerse have offered to help with any equipment configuration and set up as I get new gear for ongoing support.
    I will certainly use them again for further courses, and will be recommending them!
    Written 26 February 2018
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  • Ian H
    UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife was booked on a two hour paddle boarding lesson with Chris. She has wanted to try it for years! Weather was great and Chris was brilliant .... from start to finish he was friendly, witty, relaxed , supportive, technically excellent and provided top notch instruction. He kindly gave our daughter a trip on the river on his board. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and paddlebros - my wife loved the experience and cant wait to go again. 5* 👍
    Written 10 September 2023
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  • Mathew B
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We rented day tripper a 40ft day boat equipped with kitchen and toilet and lots of seating. There was 9 of us and 3 dogs. We started off at Whitchurch marina and made our way out. The boat was clean on arrival and a thorough handover completed. We absolutely loved the day out and will be doing it again next year. Thoroughly recommend to anyone who fancies a day out with a difference.
    Written 1 July 2023
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