If you are looking for a trip that gives you the chance to take in the river Ore, learn a bit about the river and its surroundings but also give you a taster of Havergate Island then join us on one of our Wildlife River Trips on the Alde-Ore. On this trip you will enjoy a relaxing cruise around Havergate  with the added treat of landing on the island for a 40 minute stop to look out onto our main lagoon. 


Whilst heading around the island, you can sit back and enjoy the commentary from our knowledgeable skipper about the history of the river and the surrounding areas. And then your RSPB guide will take you onto the Havergate to look out onto our main lagoon.

Out of the breeding season, August, October, November and December you will see a varied array of birds feeding on the lagoons and on the mud around the island. Winter months are the best time for seeing seals and larger numbers of waders. 

During the months of April and June when the island is otherwise closed to visitors. You can learn a bit more about the breeding gulls that use the island nest and raise their young. Havergate Island is now one of the main breeding sites for large gulls in Suffolk and is an experience in itself.  

The boat will leave Orford Quay at various times for the 2.5 hour trip around the island including landing on Havergate Island for 40 minutes.

Places on these trips are strictly limited because of the small capacity of the boat, so please book early. We recommend stout footwear, sensible clothing, wet weather clothing and sun protection at all times of the year.

Trip dates and times

Monday 25 February        10am - 12.30pm

Friday 26 April                 10am - 12.30pm

Saturday 29 June            6.30 - 8pm

Saturday 31 August          6.30 - 8pm

Saturday 19 October        10am - 12.30pm

Sunday 17 November      10am - 12.30pm

Saturday 21 December    10am - 12.30pm 

For more information and to book please follow the link https://bit.ly/2Kc68By 

All photo credits: Steve Everett