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The Sabrina Boat

The Sabrina Boat

Victoria Quay
Victoria Avenue


A Shrewbury Original since


The Sabrina Boat is a passenger boat on the River Severn in Shrewsbury and sets sail from Victoria Quay, next to the Welsh Bridge. Sabrina offers scheduled day trips, private hire, and evening cruises, holding 60 passengers in comfort over 3 decks – the popular top deck, smaller middle deck, and a newly refurbished lounge downstairs. The season runs from 1st March to 31st October.


Day Trips

Sabrina boat runs 7 daily boat trips around the River Severn loop every day with live commentary, table service for refreshments and onboard town maps. The 45-minute day trips run on the hour from 10am - 4 pm from Victoria Quay near the Welsh Bridge. Dogs are welcome, toilets are on-board and there is disabled access onto the boat.

Adults £8.50, Concessions (Over 65s, Students, Carers) £7, Children £4.50, Family £22

Sunday Lunch Cruise

Why not join us on a Sunday for our Sunday lunch cruise? Enjoy our 45-minute cruise at 1pm followed by a two-course Sunday lunch at nearby Ye Olde Bucks head.

Adults £22, Concessions £20, Children £16


We welcome groups and have several great value group packages available. Starting at £7 per person, we offer packages collaborating with a number of restaurants and attractions in and around Shrewsbury and Shropshire. All packages include hot drinks and biscuits during the river cruise.

Tuesday Evening Cruise

Every Tuesday evening enjoy a 45-minute cruise with relaxing background music.

Adults £8.50, Concessions £7, Children £4.50

Why not make a meal of it and go to one of our partner restaurants? Depending on your choice of restaurant, enjoy a two or three-course meal following the cruise for only £22.



Evening Themed Cruises

Throughout the season we offer a wide range of themed evening cruises. Enjoy a boogie on our Mamma Mia, Motown, Queen, Beatles and Through the Decades evenings, and for the foodies we offer Summer Barbecue, Fish & Chip Supper, Wine & Cheese, and Gin Tasting cruises.

Arrival is 7pm, to then set sail from 7:30pm until 10:30pm, and finally a moored-up venue until 12am. Prices start at £15 per person.

Private Hire

Sabrina is the perfect choice for your private party or celebration. Up to 3-hour cruise both up and downstream, 12 am license, up to 60 guests*, with ample food and entertainment packages available.

*minimum and maximum party size subject to government COVID-19 guidelines. Please call us to discuss. 

The Picnic Boat

In addition to The Sabrina, the ‘Little Rea’ is our 10-seater Picnic Boat.

Ideal for small groups, family gatherings, staff outings, corporate hire, or even a romantic cruise for two!

The design of the boat is both wheelchair and pushchair friendly and can be privately hired for 1-3 hours at a time to suit you - day or evening! Sabrina blankets can be provided for cooler evenings.

Sail downstream to the English bridge or upstream past the showground. Bring your own food and drink, includes skipper and maximum guests 10 people.

1 hour hire £100, 2 hour hire £150, 3 hour hire £200

Covid-19 Statement

Due to current circumstances, Sabrina Boat is currently running in line with government guidelines and has the necessary precautions in place. We have strict social distancing measure in place and in keeping with government guidelines. We also have sanitizer stations before boarding and upon leaving the boat. All crew members will be wearing relevant PPE and pre-booking is highly advised.

Visit Us

Meet The Team

Dilwyn Jones, Business Owner
Dilwyn brings the personality to Sabrina. You will meet him driving the boat, overseeing your private party or visiting trade shows, and when you do, you won’t forget him! Dilwyn’s favourite thing about the water? When there’s not too much of it!
Ian Green, Skipper
Captain Ian will be your host. He drives the boat with pizzazz and will keep you informed on Shrewsbury’s history with his interesting commentary. Ian’s favourite thing about the river? Watching cormorants dive for fish.