Sightseeing River Trips

Join us on the river to enjoy the picturesque River Orwell, with its wildlife and fascinating historical tales. Our skippers provide a full commentary, and might even help you to spot a seal or peregrine falcon!

We don’t let the weather get in the way, you can enjoy your trip above or below deck.

Choose from our 1hr, 2.5hr and 3.5hr trips, pick a date and book!

*Concessions = 65+, full-time students and registered disabled/carers **Family Ticket = 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children


3.5 Hour River Trip Ipswich - Felixstowe and Harwich

Sail all the way to historic Harwich Harbour, whilst experiencing the tranquillity and peacefulness of the River Orwell. Listen to the fascinating tales of the Pilgrim Fathers’ departure point on the Mayflower and learn about Samuel Pepys’ parliamentary seat. We will also point out HMS Ganges at Shotley and you will experience the immense scale of the UK’s largest container port at Felixstowe from the river, before returning to Orwell Quay.

Sailing most Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2pm.

Adult £31, Child £22, Concession* £27, Family ticket £81 (under 3s travel free).

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2.5 Hour River Trip Ipswich - Pin Mill

Join us for a peaceful 2.5 hours on the river, passing The Cathouse (with its  smuggler tales) and hear all about the origins of naval “Grog” on the way to beautiful Pin Mill, home to Arthur Ransome, before returning through the Prince Philip Lock to Orwell Quay.

Experience the pictureseque river with us on Friday afternoons, Sunday mornings, Bank Holiday Mondays and some Wednesday evenings over the summer months.

Adult £25, Child £19, Concession* £22, Family ticket £69 (under 3s travel free).

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1 Hour River Trip Ipswich - Orwell Bridge

Join us for a short trip through the Prince Philip Lock, under the iconic Orwell Bridge, where you may see the peregrine falcons leave their nest, and then travel to view Freston Folly before returning to Orwell Quay on Ipswich waterfront.

This trip is ideal for families with small children or if you only have time for a short trip so you can still experience the beauty of the river and the surrounding countryside from the water.

Adult £15, Child £9, Concession* £13, Family Ticket** £37 (under 3s travel free).

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