Orwell Lady is suitable for sightseeing trips, family parties, music nights and buffet cruises. There is an open, seated top viewing deck and fully enclosed lower saloon, with cushioned seating underneath the panoramic viewing windows leaving the floor area free to move around or for socialising. The view from the open deck is quite outstanding and from the fully enclosed saloon, passengers can enjoy the same views in total comfort.
There is a fully stocked bar serving hot and cold drinks as well as confectionery snacks, along with separate toilet facilities. All drinks and food consumed must be purchased on board.
Orwell Lady is 57 ft (17.13m) long and 15 ft (4.4m) in the beam and weighs 42 tonnes. Licensed by the MCA (Marine Coastguard Agency) to carry 118 passengers on board plus crew, Orwell Lady carries all necessary safety equipment plus extra, and is equipped with up-to-date MCA-approved Marine Life Saving Equipment.
Sailings from Easter until October. We carry up to a total of 100 passengers accommodated over 2 decks; one open, one enclosed. Confectionery snacks as well as hot, cold and alcoholic drinks can be purchased on board.
Sailings from May to September. Ideal for small groups, couples or larger parties. Choose from English Afternoon Tea cruises, Sunday Buffet Lunches or specialist trips such as a Sundowner or our Shotley, Fish and Chips & HMS Ganges Museum experience. Numbers limited, so please book early! Additional hot, cold and alcoholic drinks can be purchased on board.
Sailings on selected Saturday evenings from May to October. Again, ideal for small groups, couples or larger parties. Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks can be purchased on board. Prices include all food. All depart at 7.30pm, returning at 11pm.
Events include our Halloween Ghosts on the River Cruise for familes and educational sailings over the Maritime Ipswich Weekend.
These are updated on our website throughout the season, or call in to the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre.
Click HERE for a history of The River Orwell and a description of some of the sights