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.

  • fingringhoe wick

    Sat 1 April

    sold out

    Birds of the Colne

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

    1230-1630

    £40 incl. late 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

    Saturday April 1 Brightlingsea

    Please ring to book Adult 40.00 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 25.00 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.

  • dunlin

    Sun 2 April

    AVAILABLE

    Birds of the Colne

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

    1300-1700

    £40 incl. late 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 April 2 Brightlingsea

    * See Note Adult 40.00 GBP * Please ring to book
    * 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.

  • fingringhoe wick

    Sat 7 Oct

    AVAILABLE

    Birds of the Colne

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

    1100-1500

    £40 incl. late 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

    Saturday October 7 Brightlingsea

    Adult 40.00 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.

  • Pyefleet Creek

    Sun 8 Oct

    AVAILABLE

    Birds of the Colne

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

    1130-1530

    £40 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 8 Brightlingsea

    Adult 40.00 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.

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  • Thistle on Orwell

    Sat 14 Oct

    AVAILABLE

    Birdwatching Day Sail 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 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

    Saturday October 14 Ipswich

    Adult 55.00 GBP
    * See Note Dietaries ie. Veggie, Gluten Free etc. 0.00 GBP * Please contact us with your requirements
    * See Note Children Aged 1 - 12 35.00 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.

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  • dunlin

    Sun 15 Oct

    AVAILABLE

    Birdwatching Day Sail 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 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 15 Harwich

    Adult 55.00 GBP
    * See Note Dietaries ie. Veggie, Gluten Free etc. 0.00 GBP * Please contact us with your requirements
    * See Note Children Aged 1 - 12 35.00 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.

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  • weekend trips

    Sun 22 Oct

    AVAILABLE

    Birdwatching Walk & Cruise from Maldon

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

    1100-1530

    £35 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 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.

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  • 002b

    Mon 23 Oct

    AVAILABLE

    Birdwatching Walk & Cruise from Maldon

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

    1200-1615

    £35 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 23 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.

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