Birdwatching cruise from Ipswich

Join us with experts from the Swallow Birding

Experts from Swallow Birding (www.swallowbirding.co.uk) join us for the day to help spot and identify the huge numbers of waders, wildfowl and migrants that flock to the Rivers Orwell and Stour for the winter.

These two rivers are the most beautiful on the East Coast, their sloping banks are graced with large country houses and there is plenty of interest on any cruise whether short or long.

Ipswich Starting from Ipswich Dock, once home to a very large fleet of working barges and now full of cafes, shops and designer flats, we head out through the lock into the river Orwell. Passing under the eye catching Orwell bridge, we sail past Woolverstone and Pin Mill (one of the most painted places on the East Coast) and into bustling Harwich Harbour, before heading into the River Stour past Parkestone Bird Reserve, past Wrabness and towards Mistley before returning.

Harwich  Starting from Ha’penny Pier on the waterfront, the areas covered are similar to the above, except the furthest up the Orwell we will sail is the Orwell Bridge, and we may have more time in the Stour.

Harwich Harbour - Adrian Brown

Catering for the day is outlined in the “Food” section on our website.

  • Harwich Harbour - Adrian Brown

    Fri 12 October

    AVAILABLE

    Suffolk Rivers Birding Day from Ipswich

    with Swallow Birding 1030-1630

    £55 fully catered

    DETAILS

    BOOK NOW

    Some spare tickets are kept back in the office. For last minute bookings, to book children, to redeem a voucher or to go on a waiting list, please ring the office on 01621 857567

    Friday 12 October Ipswich

    Adult 55.00 GBP
    Please ring to book Dietaries ie. Veggie, Gluten Free etc. 0.00 GBP * Please contact us with your requirements
    Please ring to book Children Aged 1 - 12 35.00 GBP * Please ring us to book
    Please ring to book Babies 0.00 GBP * Under 12 months Free

    Confirmation will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

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  • Thistle Pete Woodman

    Sat Oct 13

    AVAILABLE

    Suffolk Rivers Birding Day from Ipswich

    with Swallow Birding 1030-1630

    £55 fully catered

    DETAILS

    BOOK NOW

    Some spare tickets are kept back in the office. For last minute bookings, to book children, to redeem a voucher or to go on a waiting list, please ring the office on 01621 857567

    Saturday 13 October Ipswich

    Adult 55.00 GBP
    Please ring to book Dietaries ie. Veggie, Gluten Free etc. 0.00 GBP * Please contact us with your requirements
    Please ring to book Children Aged 1 - 12 35.00 GBP * Please ring us to book
    Please ring to book Babies 0.00 GBP * Under 12 months Free

    Confirmation will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

  • mseye_birds

    Sun 14 October

    AVAILABLE

    Suffolk Rivers Birding Day from Harwich

    with Swallow Birding 1030-1630

    £55 fully catered

    DETAILS

    BOOK NOW

    Some spare tickets are kept back in the office. For last minute bookings, to book children, to redeem a voucher or to go on a waiting list, please ring the office on 01621 857567

    Sunday October 14 Harwich

    Adult 55.00 GBP
    Please ring to book Dietaries ie. Veggie, Gluten Free etc. 0.00 GBP * Please contact us with your requirements
    Please ring to book Children Aged 1 - 12 35.00 GBP * Please ring us to book
    Please ring to book Babies 0.00 GBP * Under 12 months Free

    Confirmation will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

  • fingringhoe wick

    Sun 21 October

    AVAILABLE

    Birdwatching Walk & Cruise from Maldon

    with Swallow Birding. Join barge for coffee and two hour sail with light lunch, followed by guided walk.

    1000-1430

    £35 incl. light lunch

    DETAILS

    BOOK NOW

    Some spare tickets are kept back in the office. For last minute bookings, to book children, to redeem a voucher or to go on a waiting list, please ring the office on 01621 857567

    Sunday 21 October Maldon

    Adult 35.00 GBP
    * See Note Dietaries ie. Veggie, Gluten Free etc. 0.00 GBP * Please contact us with your requirements
    * See Note Children Aged 1 -12 26.00 GBP * Please ring us to book
    * See Note Babies 0.00 GBP * Under 12 months Free

    Confirmation will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

  • P2070260

    Mon 22 October

    AVAILABLE

    Birdwatching Walk & Cruise from Maldon

    with Swallow Birding. Join barge for coffee and two hour sail with light lunch, followed by guided walk.

    1045-1515

    £35 incl. light lunch

    DETAILS

    BOOK NOW

    Some spare tickets are kept back in the office. For last minute bookings, to book children, to redeem a voucher or to go on a waiting list, please ring the office on 01621 857567

    Monday October 22 Maldon

    Adult 35.00 GBP
    * See Note Dietaries ie. Veggie, Gluten Free etc. 0.00 GBP * Please contact us with your requirements
    * See Note Children Aged 1 -12 26.00 GBP * Please ring us to book
    * See Note Babies 0.00 GBP * Under 12 months Free

    Confirmation will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

  • Pyefleet Creek

    Sun 28 October

    AVAILABLE

    Birds of the Colne

    with Swallow Birding. A four hour sail exploring the saltmarsh banks of the River Colne

    1030-1430

    £45 incl. light lunch

    DETAILS

    BOOK NOW

    Some spare tickets are kept back in the office. For last minute bookings, to book more than 4 places, to book children, to redeem a voucher or to go on a waiting list, please ring the office on 01621 857567

    Sunday October 28 Brightlingsea

    Adult 45.00 GBP
    *See Note Dietaries ie. Veggie Gluten Free etc. 0.00 GBP * Please contact us with your requirements
    *See Note Children Aged 1 - 12 25.00 GBP * Please ring us to book
    *See Note Babies 0.00 GBP * Under 12 months Free

    Confirmation will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

  • dunlin

    Mon 29 October

    AVAILABLE

    Birds of the Colne

    with Swallow Birding. A four hour sail exploring the saltmarsh banks of the River Colne

    1045-1445

    £45 incl. light lunch

    DETAILS

    BOOK NOW

    Some spare tickets are kept back in the office. For last minute bookings, to book more than 4 places, to book children, to redeem a voucher or to go on a waiting list, please ring the office on 01621 857567

    Monday October 29 Brightlingsea

    Adult 45.00 GBP
    *See Note Dietaries ie. Veggie Gluten Free etc. 0.00 GBP * Please contact us with your requirements
    *See Note Children Aged 1 - 12 25.00 GBP * Please ring us to book
    *See Note Babies 0.00 GBP * Under 12 months Free

    Confirmation will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.