Sabrina Boat Local Heroes read more

Today we are launching the chance for your local hero to win a 1 night stay in out Stowe apartment with a bottle of bubbly followed by a 2-hour free picnic boat hire for up to 10 passengers

New Town Map Dispensers read more

A couple of weeks ago we were out and about installing more town map dispensers, supported by Shrewsbury Tourism Association. The 2020 maps all show where all the defibrillators are in the town.


Customer Note:

All private hires booked from July for 2020 are 100% refundable or transferable to another date if Covid19 stops us operating.


Covid 19 measures for our return of daily boat trips on Saturday 20th June 2020


To run our trips safely we have put the following measures in place;

Bookings and Payments

Capacity is been reduced by 2/3rd so pre-booking is essential.

To book your tickets please call the office on 01743369741 or book them online.


Social Distancing

Please follow social distancing guidelines at all times.

Wait for crew instruction on the street before embarking.

Remain seated once you have been shown to your seat.

We only offer table service.

a table will seat up to 4 passengers of the same household or bubble.


Please use the hand sanitizer gel at the top of the pontoon before your boat trip. There is also hand sanitizer gel to use as you exit the boat.

Only use the toilets if you have to. If the toilets are occupied please wait in the lounge area. There are both hand sanitizer gel and soap dispensers available. The towels have been changed to paper towel dispensers.

Our crew will use PPE. All workspaces, tables, rails, handles, toilets are cleaned between trips.

We will now offer food and drink served at the tables

We will sell pre-packed PPE packs which include hand sanitizer, gloves, and face masks onboard for customers who want them. These can be purchased through the office for £5 and given to you at the top of the pontoon on the day.

The top deck side curtains and windows on the mid-deck will remain open at all times.



We will be monitoring the health of all our staff, Anyone that presents symptoms however mild will be asked to self isolate with immediate effect in line with government guidelines.

If you are not well we ask you to please postpone your visit with us until you are feeling better.

Thank you.



Defibrillator history and locations in Shrewsbury read more

  Defibrillators In Shrewsbury by Sabrina Wilson

Flooding In Shrewsbury read more


 A History or Flooding in Shrewsbury by Sabrina Wilson


Season starts Saturday 29th Feb

Not long now until our season begins, it is our 10th Birthday this year so we have lots of things going on, theme nights including Mamma Mia, Motown and Queen, Wine and gin cruises and planned open mic nights. Also, look out for our competitions and giveaways throughout the year as part of our celebrations.

Our Last Themed Cruise of the season!

This Friday is our last Back to the 80's cruise this season!

So, buy some hairspray and dig out the flashiest clothes you own and join us to party back to the '80s!

You'll have a live DJ to play kick-ass songs long into the night, as well as a dance floor and a fully stocked bar.

Tickets are £12 each, the cruise will depart at 7:30 and last three hours after which point we will tie the boat up and continue the party till midnight!

Tickets are selling quickly and we don't want you to miss out!

buy your tickets here:

We'll see you onboard!

Shrewsbury Beer Tasting Cruise!

This is a new one for us! Our first ever beer tasting cruise takes place 6th June.

Join us at 7pm to discover the history and traditions behind the world of Belgian beer with a tutored tasting by local Beer Sommelier Mat Hocking.

Mat will talk through 6 key Belgian Beer styles: Saison, Lambic, Abbey Tripel, Belgian Dark Ale & Abbey Quadrupel, explaining the fascinating history behind the beers and breweries that make them. 

Sabrina will sail for 2 hours along the River Severn so you can enjoy the beautiful scenary with as you enjoy your tasty beverages. 

You can book tickets here:


River Cruises - with a twist!

As a result of the Shrewsbury River Regatta this weekend (11th & 12th), once a year our daily boat trips take a different turn - quite literally! instead of our normal River Severn route down to the English Bridge, we head up stream under the Welsh Bridge into the beautiful countryside passing the likes of Darwins house and the Shrewsbury Show Ground. This route is normally exclusive to private hires, so if you're planning on stopping by the Regatta to watch some races, stop by and join us for a unique trip!

Sabrina Guide to our Favourite Restaurants in Shrewsbury read more

We take a look at some of the diverse styles and tastes that make up our favourite Shrewsbury restaurants.

Dog Friendly Shrewsbury read more

A guide to our favourite dog friendly places in Shrewsbury.

Shropshire Walks – A meander around Shrewsbury’s River Severn read more

Of all the Shropshire walks a meander around Shrewsbury's River Severn could be the most spectacular. Join us as we discover the hidden history of the town.

Shrewsbury Ghosts - A Shrewsbury Ghost Walk read more

Take a walk through Shrewsbury town centre discovering its gruesome past, filled with treachery and cold-blooded murder. Includes interactive map.

Cool and Unusual things to do in Shrewsbury read more

If you’re an adventurer and looking for cool and unusual things to do in Shrewsbury that you don't find in the guidebook. Then check out this handy guide. 

River Severn Fact File: Geography in Action read more

The River Severn is the UK's largest river, carving a divide between Wales and England 200 miles long. Join us as we explore the features and natural phenomenon that makes her so unique.

Shrewsbury Maps - Views from the River Severn read more

Join us as we explore the unique buildings and earthworks which can be seen on Shrewsbury maps. The places which you'll pass as you travel around the loop of the River Severn on our cruise boat, Sabrina. 


River Cruises on the River Severn, Shrewsbury read more

Taking a trip on Sabrina, the Goddess of the River Severn is an excellent way to explore Shrewsbury. Discover a range of river cruises to suit everyone's taste, be that sitting back and relaxing, enjoying a meal with good friends, listening to ghost tales or discovering your new favourite tipple. 

River Severn Clean Up

The river clean up began in Shrewsbury as part of the annual Love Your Magnificent River Severn campaign by Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Trust staff and volunteers canoed sections of the waterway removing as much litter as they can. 

We let our trusty Picnic Boat 'Little Rea' lose for this occasion to help volunteers collect rubbish from the banks and to carry larger items pulled from the river. 

Some items pulled from the river included a stack of traffic cones, an office chair, a saw, lots of broken bottles and even a bike! In total Shropshire Council took three trailer loads of rubbish away.

Watch this space!

We've been working on a super secret project these past 2 months and it's soon to be revealed!

There will be a few hints around Shrewsbury town centre, so if you're walking around town this week, keep an eye out for posters with the Sabrina logo..

All to be revealed this Sunday at the River Festival!


River Taxi this Saturday

We're running our River Taxi this Saturday for the Shropshire County Show!

Departures can be accessed from the back of Drink Water Street off Frankwell Island or from Doctors Meadow Field on the Mount, it's all signposted to guide you in the right direction.

We're running from 8am - 6pm, £1.00 return ticket which will allow you £1 off entrance to the show.

See you there!


All New Tuesday Evening Cruise

New to this season!

Evening cruise every Tuesday at 7pm!

Enjoy a 45-minute sunset cruise with relaxing acoustic music and a glass of wine? or two?

£8.00 per adult, £4.00 per child.

Booking advised but not essential.


Why not upgrade to a Meal & Cruise?

Extend your evening outing and dine at one of our Shrewsbury restaurant partners for a 2/3 course meal after your cruise.

Choose from:

- Paolos

- Riverbank

- The Alb

- Avatar

£20.00 per person | Booking required

Kids Go Free at 4pm!

Running out of ideas to keep the kids busy this Easter? 

Enjoy a spring cruise with a delicious hot chocolate and bring the kids for free!

Offer applies from 1st March - 31st October, 4pm trip only, excludes Saturdays, 2 children per adult. 

Sabrina season tickets now available!

Our brand new season tickets are now available to purchase. For an adult £20.00, Concession (over 60s) £16.50, Child £10.00.

So now you'll be able to enjoy unlimited daily boat trips this season!

To purchase your season ticket or to purchase as a gift, Visit our office on Roushill Bank in Shrewsbury.

Sabrina Boat 2018 Launch

Sabrina season tickets are now available! You can now enjoy endless boat trips this season. for more information please visit our website:

Posted by Sabrina Boat on Friday, March 30, 2018


Photo of the week

Every week, we choose one of our prints to hold the title of 'photo of the week'. We showcase it on our Facebook and Instagram as well as outside our Shop 'All Things Shrewsbury' on Roushill Bank. We have 24 print that show our beautiful town of Shrewsbury at it's finest! all prints are also available to purchase from our shop, so pop in and take a peak!

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

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!

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!

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! 


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!

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!