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“A wonderful evening”

Orwell River Cruises
Ranked #2 of 10 Tours in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sail the River Orwell in Style The River Orwell is one of the most scenic and historic rivers in the country. The Orwell Lady public cruises sail from Ipswich Wet Dock (Orwell Quay) to Pin Mill or Harwich Harbour from Easter weekend through to September. There is a programme of music evenings, wine tasting, sunday lunch and afternoon tea cruises throughout the season and the vessel is a popular venue for private charters. Tickets for all public cruises and theme nights are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Ipswich or CoffeeLink on the waterfront.
Reviewed January 23, 2012

A work's do with a difference, A beautiful summer evening, was absolutely lovely. The open deck is great for sight seeing, and if you are not disco inclined then you'll want to stay up top anyway! Drinks were not as expensive as i'd feared they might be, and the highlight was arriving near Felixstowe docks as it started to light up for the night- quite spectacular viewed from the water.

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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Loved the hour and a half sail on the Thames Barge 'Victor' at the Shanty Festival Weekend. Skip very kindly allowed me to take the helm under his supervision for a while - a most enjoyable experience.

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Reviewed July 31, 2011

This attraction seems to be incorrectly listed as being based in Felixstowe, in fact the boat depart to and from Ipswich Marina. The Orwell Lady is a spacious two deck former Thames water taxi. The top deck is open and the lower deck is covered. You are free to move between the two during your trip. The exact distance the trip covers is dependent upon the tides. Our trip passed through Ipswich Haven lock then along the River Orwell to the Port of Felixstowe to look at the container ships up close. There is a commentary on the way out and music on the way back. The Captain was happy to answer any questions. There are male and female toilets on board. Drinks and snacks are available to buy.

11  Thank adventurer-susie
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Reviewed August 13, 2017
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