ORFORD RIVER TRIPS
Orford village is centred on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, 20km east of Ipswich and is easily accessible from the A12. The village boasts a fine 12 century castle and 14th century church.
‘Regardless’ is a 25ft wooden clinker open launch boat of the traditional style for this area.
‘Regardless’ carries three tickets MCA Class V Passenger, S.C.D.C. Passenger and Category VI Passenger and does river trips for everyone and for different occasions.
Trips for adults with commentary, and trips for children with activity.
1 HOUR RIVER TRIPS, ALL YEAR ROUND:
‘Regardless’ provides an entertaining and educational value cruise in an area both rich in wildlife and history.
Starting at Orford Quay, we head South passing the Castle to our right and later to our left, the fascinating pagodas. The river splits in two as we circumnavigate Havergate Island and pass a RSPB Bird Reserve, internationally famous for its rare breeds and migrant birds.
Our return takes us back down the other side of the Island and along the longest vegetated shingle spit in Europe until we reach Orford.
The National Trust is a highly rated conservation area.
7 miles of unspoilt river, a trip that returns on a different route, making it two boat trips in one.
Departure times from Orford Quay depending on the season and weather. Please telephone for times on recorded message or see board on Quay.
No need to book for this trip, just turn up and pay on boat.
CHILDREN £5.00 (under 14)
1-2 HOURS BIRDWATCHING TRIPS:
AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WINTER WEEKENDS ONLY
Autumn bird watching trips around havergate island the rspb reserve is renowned for the visiting migrants and over wintering species. Low tide trips offer best sightings.
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY TRIPS, EASTER – OCTOBER:
Educational and fun activity trip on board ‘Regardless’ in the safe haven of the River Ore at Orford with Peter the Skipper.
The trip involves demonstrating lifting and baiting up of lobster pots and looking at the many different types of sea life we catch eg: lobsters, edible, spider, velvet and hermit crabs, fish and shellfish.
‘Regardless’ leaves Orford Quay at 5:30pm every day, depending on demand, during summer school holidays and 5:30pm on Saturdays during term time May to September.
Due to high demand on these trips booking is essential.
CHILDREN £5.00 (under 14)
2 – 3 HOUR FISHING TRIPS AND PRIVATE CHARTER RIVR TRIPS:
Please ring for information on these.
Orford Marine Services
Suffolk IP12 2NU.
To make a booking please call:
01394 459984 or 07900 230579
Telephone and leave a message on the answer phone, or if you wish to book for that day then please call skipper, Peter on: 07900 230579 for availability.
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