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Sabrina Boat on the river Severn

Sabrina Boat


A Shrewbury Original since

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 2018.

Day Trips

Six scheduled trips run on the hour every day from 11am through to 4pm whilst gently sailing around the beautiful and picturesque River Severn loop in Shrewsbury. The 45 minute trips offer hot and cold drinks along with snacks served direct to your table followed by a live and entertaining commentary on the return leg. A really good way good to see and learn about the medieval town of Shrewsbury. Wheelchair access is good and there are toilets on board. Dogs are welcome, groups are encouraged.

Every Sunday Sabrina offers a Sunday Lunch Cruise. Join Sabrina on the 1pm cruise then dine at the Waterfront restaurant for a two course Sunday lunch. £20. Booking is required, please visit the website.

Evening Cruises

In the evening, Sabrina run a weekly cruise at 7-8pm every Tuesday. With a number of restaurant partners this can be upgraded to a ‘Meal and Cruise’ option whereby it incorporates a 2 or 3 course meal after your cruise, all for £20.

Regular themed cruises are also held throughout the season. They range from wine, gin or whisky tasting cruises to Ghost, Fish and Chip, Falafel, Mamma Mia, Motown, and 80s cruises.

Sabrina offers up to 3-hour evening cruises for private hire too. A very versatile venue which is suitable for anything from birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, group outings to wakes and corporate events.

A Shrewsbury Original

In addition to The Sabrina, there is a smaller 10-seater boat called Little Rea - the 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! We provide Sabrina blankets for those cooler evenings!

Hire always includes a driver (skipper) and you have the flexibility of sailing downstream to the English bridge and upstream past the showground as far as desired.

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!
Mark Hooper, Booking Office Manager
If you have read one of our leaflets, visited our website or made a booking through our office, you will have come into contact with Mark. Mark's favourite thing about the water? The beautiful photo opportunities.
Sarah Creighton, Marketing Coordinator
Sarah manages our social media sites, designs our leaflets / posters and snaps all our sunset pics! Sarah's favourite thing about the river? The beautiful sunsets upstream.
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.
Sophia Court, Crew Member
If you've sailed with us and ordered a relaxing pint or warming coffee, you'll have met Sophia. Sophia's favourite thing about the river? All the adorable cygnets!
Navi Challinor , Crew Supervisor
Young lady with a bright smile? That's Navi. As well as assisting the manager, Navi is a whizz on the bar and can whip you up a perfect G&T. Navi's favourite thing about the river? All the different bridges.