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, 2hr and 3hr trips, pick a date by selecting ‘Buy Tickets’ under the trip you are interested in, 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 Hour River Trip Ipswich - Port of Felixstowe - Ipswich

Experience the tranquillity and peace of the River Orwell before arriving close to the mouth of the river and witnessing the immense scale of the UK’s largest container port at Felixstowe. Listen to fascinating tales of the history of the river and surrounding area, before returning to Orwell Quay.

Sailing most Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm, with some Fridays and Sundays in the summer months.

Adult £28, Child £16, Concession* £24, Family ticket £77 (under 3s travel free).

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2 Hour River Trip Ipswich - Pin Mill - Ipswich

Join us for a peaceful time on the river, passing The Cathouse (with its smuggler tales) on the way to view beautiful Pin Mill, home to Arthur Ransome, before returning through the Prince Philip Lock to Orwell Quay.

Experience the picturesque river with us on Sunday mornings, Bank Holiday Mondays and other days of the week over the summer months or school holidays.

Adult £22, Child £12, Concession* £20, Family ticket £59 (under 3s travel free).

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1 Hour River Trip Ipswich - Orwell Bridge - Ipswich

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 younger 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 £14, Child £8, Concession* £12, Family Ticket** £39 (under 3s travel free).

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