Suffolk Rivers Day Cruise
Explore the beautiful rivers Orwell and Stour.
From Ipswich past Pin Mill, through Harwich Harbour and into the River Stour before returning.
Includes Coffee & Biscuits, 2 course Lunch, Tea & Cake
- Start date: 22/09/2019 10:30 am
- Duration: 6 Hours
- Sailing from: Ipswich
A really relaxing day sail, exploring the Rivers Orwell and Stour. 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. You head past Felixstowe with it’s huge container ships and cranes and then through Harwich Harbour and into the River Stour. The Stour is a very pretty river with sights such as the fantastic architecture of the Holbrook Royal Hospital School, Grayson Perrys’ Dream House and the grand beach huts at Wrabness.
The skipper will aim to set sail as much as possible, but it can’t be guaranteed in all conditions. Please allow plenty of time to find a parking space in Ipswich.
Catering (included in price)
Tea or coffee and biscuits; Hot Buffet Lunch of freshly cooked Chicken Breast with Tomato & Rosemary Sauce, New Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic Courgette, Freshly baked Chocolate Brownie with Forest Fruits & Cream; Tea with Homemade Fruit Cake.
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