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Orwell River Cruises can offer the following cruises:

Bridge, Falcons & Freston Folly (1 hour): Under the iconic Orwell Bridge, home to the Peregrine Falcons, then downriver to view Freston Folly before returning to Orwell Quay.

The Cathouse, Admiral Grog & Pin Mill (2.5 hours): Travelling downriver, view The Cathouse, vital to past smugglers, learn the true origins of ‘Naval Grog’, and reach Pin Mill, home to Arthur Ransome and local sailing barges before returning to Orwell Quay.

Mayflower, Ganges & Marine Giants (3.5 hours): Cruise all the way to Historic Harwich Harbour, the Pilgrim Fathers departure point on the Mayflower and Samuel Pepys’ parliamentary seat. See HMS Ganges at Shotley and the UK’s largest container port at Felixstowe, before returning to Orwell Quay.

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

 

Day Rate
Evening Rate (from 6pm)

Orwell Bridge (1 hour)

£350

£375

Pin Mill (2.5 hours)

£675

£775

Harwich Harbour (3.5 hours)

£825

£925

Hourly Charter Rate

Up to 1 hour

£350

£375

Up to 2 hours

£550

£625

All hours thereafter

£250 per hour

£300 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 (available upon request). 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.

How to book

Advanced booking is essential, so please contact us to ascertain availability.  Once availability is confirmed, booking forms 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

 

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