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24/5/2017
Arrive in style to the Shropshire County Show - Saturday 27th May

Arrive in style on board the Picnic Boat to the Shropshire County Show on Saturday 27th May. Catch us at the back of Darwins House on the Mount accessable via Drinkwater Street and cross the river on board the Picnic boat for only £1 return which includes £1 off your ticket into the show!

8am - 6pm


6/5/2016
Coach Friendly Status

Sabrina Boat was awarded 'Coach Friendly' Visitor Attraction at a recent tourism trade show in the NEC. We are extremely honoured to win this and even more so as we are now the UK' first to be awarded this status in an already 'Coach Friendly' town!

19/8/2015
Headline News!

Tuesday 18th August was the official launch of our Picnic Boat! We even made headline news in the Shropshire Star.

Check out our picnic boat page to find out more about how you can have a relaxing afternoon cruise with family and friends!


20/7/2015
Introducing Little Rea the Picnic Boat

Little Rea has recently had a make over and has been renamed the Picnic Boat. Privately hire for up to 10 guests to enjoy a beautiful early evening cruise. You are also more than welcome to bring along your own picnic to enjoy or why not let us cater for you with some delicious canapes & champagne! 

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2/12/2014
We have a new neighbour!

We have a new neighbour next door to us along Victoria Avenue. The Waterfront opened in November and serves food throughout the day from their restaurant style premises until 7.30pm and then on into the evening it transforms into a over 25's bar for you to party late on into the night. So if your a little early for your tour why not pop in & grab a bite to eat!

28/11/2014
Little Rea is geared up for Mothers Day!

This year why not treat your mother to a special type of cruise! Not many people know that we also have another smaller boat called Little Rea which can seat 10 guests comfortably and is ideal for an afternoon Picnic. Little Rea is available to hire throughout the year and is perfect for those special occasions so why not treat your mum this mothers day, bring along a picnic and enjoy a private 2 hour cruise around the River Severn Loop!

28/11/2014
New Live Music Events with a twist!!

Live Music on board Sabrina will be different during our 2015 season with longer cruises & for the first time, one pot dish's to be served. Join us on Thursday 5th March for live music from Michaela Wylde along with Chilli Con Carne! Michaela played on our open mic during our 2014 season and pleased the crowd so much we have asked her to host her own evening! Tickets are only £10 for a three hour cruise, live music and Chilli Con Carne, tickets can be purchased from our booking office or online. We look forward to seeing you aboard soon!

28/11/2014
Sabrina Teams up with new restaurant partner!

The Sabrina Boat has pleasure in announcing our new restaurant partner for 2015, come and enjoy a two course meal throughout the year on selected evening at this beautiful boutique hotel located in historic Frankwell. The Sabrina is based within the ground of the old Shropshire Dairies factory and a touch of elegance as soon as you walk through the doors. As well as the hotels growing reputation of fine food and elegant surroundings the hotel also boasts car parking at the back and is only a 5 minute walk from the Sabrina Boat. Enjoy a 2 course meal & a 1 hour boat trip for only £17.50 a perfect gift for Christmas!

26/11/2014
Shrewsbury's new Tourism Association

Shrewsbury's tourism scene is certainly taking off! A new tourism association has formed working along side the Business Improvement District in the town all members will be entitled to appear on the main website for Shrewsbury which has recently been rebranded for the Christmas period. The website is www.originalshrewsbury.com and acts as a directory for everything to do with Shrewsbury. Members will also be encouraged to list events with the website being managed Monday to Friday for any last minute changes that need to be made. The Tourism board is made up of Michael Connor (Chairman) Dilwyn Jones, Ceri Richards, Julie McCoy & Edward Goddard as directors and Mark Hooper as secretary. The hope is that by focusing on Shrewsbury and our surrounding areas we can really draw people into the county town. For membership details please call 01743 369741

29/10/2014
Gift Vouchers read more

We have introduced new gift vouchers just in time for the festive period!

10/5/2013
Sabrina Scoops Mayor's Award read more

The Mayor's Award scheme is Shrewsbury's equivalent of 'The Oscars' with local individuals, organisations, groups and businesses being recognised for achievements which have benefited the town.


30/4/2013
Watch Out for the Flying Boat! read more

April saw 30-tonne Sabrina winched out of the water by crane on to Frankwell carpark for a bi-annual inspection.

The Maritime Coastguard Agency requires that Sabrina is lifted out of the water every two years so that they can conduct ultrasound and hull inspections to check for any deficiencies or cracks.


5/2/2013
Celebrate Charles Darwin’s 204th Birthday at Shrewsbury’s Darwin Festival read more

The 2013 Darwin Festival will be held between the 10th and 23rd February.

The festival, which has been arranged by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, aims to inspire people with curiosity about the natural world and awaken understanding of the marvellous wildlife with which we share our world.


10/12/2012
Shrewsbury wins 2012 Coach Friendly Award read more

The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) has announced that Shrewsbury has been awarded with their prestigious ‘Coach Friendly Town Award’.