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Orwell River Cruises

| Orwell Quay, Ipswich IP3 0BQ, England
+44 7773 369970
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Excellent afternoon - but needs good weather

We were a bit concerned that the Orwell Lady was such an antique that it might not make it through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CSEBob
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Tug-rescue as extra!

A group of use went on a cream tea cruise on the Orwell . It was very interesting and the cream... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marguerite d
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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.
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| Orwell Quay, Ipswich IP3 0BQ, England
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+44 7773 369970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit concerned that the Orwell Lady was such an antique that it might not make it through a 3-hour trip, but we got there, and sitting on the top deck was relatively quiet and pleasant. We were lucky to hit excellent weather...More

Thank CSEBob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of use went on a cream tea cruise on the Orwell . It was very interesting and the cream tea was excellent but the thing we didn't expect was a rescue at sea when the engine broke down and we had to be...More

Thank Marguerite d
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for seeing the positives :)

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great little boat with plenty of room , went for the buffet cruise and all the food was lovely would definalty go again when I need to unwind

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We were all bit disappointed as the trip was spoiled by the poor music It was advertised as Dixieland Jazz It needed livening up

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely short cruise to the orwell bridge and back. Around an hour long which was perfect with an almost 4 year old. Learned a little history and saw a few sights of ipswich that I hadn't noticed before.

Thank foodfootballbeer
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We spent the afternoon on a river trip on the Lady Orwell, going from Ipswich docks Orwell quay to Pin Mill. which inc afternoon tea. the weather forecast was overcast possible rain however the rain held off and didn't dampen our experience. The captain provided...More

1  Thank Peter O
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went on the lady Orwell Sunday morning trip to pinmill took my dad who thoroughly enjoyed it and so did I the views are fantastic and the staff great. Will most definitely do it again thanks.

1  Thank Louise T
Reviewed 4 June 2017

had a very good day on this trip with three other members of my family . the food was nice and the starters were brought out to us ,we were also offered more . the information from the guide [captain] was excellent and any question...More

2  Thank Neil A
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend a Saturday night ! Great views upon the River Orwell. Set off at 7.30pm a lovely cruise up the river, the music almost started straight away. There was only a handful of people who went on the boat which was...More

1  Thank Parrotlady1972
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We advertise the cruise as a 'two course buffet' so apologise for any confusion this may cause. We are glad you had a fun night!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

We have just been on the thistle topsail barge today for trip and lunch And it was excellent from the moment to came onboard we were made very welcome Buy the crew skipper & Dave 1 Dave 2 and the two girls who did lunch...More

Thank Jean B
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

This is not us :) Please delete and add to the appropriate vessel as they will appreciate your review. Thanks

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Rindy C
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Response from Emma L | Property representative |
Hello Yes, you can visit our website and click on Gift Vouchers or call Ipswich Tourist Information Centre on 01473 258070. Thanks Emma
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