Orwell Lunch Cruise
A relaxing cruise from Ipswich to the mouth of the River Orwell at Shotley and back.
Includes Cheese and Ham Ploughmans, Apple and Blackberry Crumble
- Start date: 23/09/2022 11:30 am
- Duration: 3 Hours
- Sailing from: Ipswich
Join the barge outside the Old Customs House in Ipswich Dock, an area bustling with cafes, shops and boats. Once you’ve headed out through the dock, you experience approx 15 minutes in the lock before heading onto the River Orwell. You will enjoy going under the Orwell bridge, past Woolverstone, Pin Mill – one of the most painted places on the East Coast, and to Shotley near the mouth of the river, with it’s old naval training buildings where we usually turn around. The river Orwell is very pretty with rolling banks and large country houses visible through the trees.
Our catering team are on board preparing lunch which is served in the saloon for you to eat below, or choose to take your plate back on deck to enjoy the scenery.
Depending on the wind direction, the skipper may only be able to set sails one way and have to motor the other. We recommend you arrive in Ipswich in plenty of time to find a parking space.
Lunch included:- Ham & Cheese Ploughmans served with homemade Coleslaw; Mixed Salad; Chutneys & Pickles; Granary Bread & butter. Followed by Apple & Blackberry Crumble with Cream. You can purchase hot, soft and alcoholic drinks from the bar.
Boarding details are sent by e-mail 4 weeks before a trip or when booking (check your junk folder). Be ready to board the barge 1/2 hour before sailing. Search for car parks near Maldon CM9 5HN, Ipswich IP4 1FH, Brightlingsea CO7 ODY, Harwich CO12 3HH