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Orwell River Cruises can offer the following cruises on Orwell Lady:

Orwell Bridge (1 hour): we leave the Wet Dock at Ipswich. Once through the historic locks we pass under the Orwell Bridge then turn and return to Ipswich

Pin Mill (2.5 hours): we leave the Wet Dock at Ipswich. Once through the historic locks we pass under the Orwell Bridge and down river to Pin Mill taking in the majestic sights of Freston Tower and the beautiful surrounding Suffolk countryside. At Pin Mill we turn and return to Ipswich.

Harwich Harbour (3.5 hours): as the Pin Mill cruise but we continue down river to Harwich Harbour and the Stour Estuary. Weather permitting, the cruise includes Harwich Harbour,  historic Harwich, and the opportunity to see from the water the UK’s largest container Port at Felixstowe. We then turn in Harwich Harbour and return back up the river to Ipswich.

Our charter rates are shown below or you can book by the hour:

 

Day Rate
Evening Rate

Orwell Bridge (1 hour)

£300

£325

Pin Mill (2.5 hours)

£625

£725

Harwich Harbour (3.5 hours)

£775

£875

Hourly Charter Rate

Up to 1 hour

£300

£325

Up to 2 hours

£500

£550

All hours thereafter

£225 per hour

£275 per hour

 

All hourly rates charged per hour only and not pro-rata. ie 1 hour 30 minutes = 2 hours charter.

Catering

For private functions, food is supplied by one of our approved vessel caterers. Sample menus from caterers are available in our Charter Pack (please see below) along with contact details for caterers.We regret that passengers are not permitted to bring their own food or use the bar facilities for serving their own drinks, however we are happy to serve prosecco or champagne on arrival and offer a corkage rate if passengers wish to supply their own.

Please note If you have a food allergy or special dietary requirements then please ensure that you inform your chosen caterer direct.

Music

There is the option of having music aboard, whether a disco, or a small band. We can assist in this regard with providers that have worked with us for many years and if you wish to arrange your own music, this must be approved by Orwell River Cruises.
Both caterers and music suppliers are permitted to board early to set up, but must obtain permission from us beforehand.

Booking

Advanced booking is essential, so please contact us to ascertain availability.  Once availability is confirmed, booking forms (found in the Charter Pack, please see below) need to be completed and returned to us together with a deposit of 50% to secure the booking. The balance must be paid at least fourteen working days prior to the date of the trip. We regret that boat trips will not commence unless full payment has been received within this period.

For more information either telephone 07734 875887 or e mail charters@orwellrivercruises.co.uk

Or please click HERE to download our Charter Pack

 

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