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Orwell River Cruises

| Orwell Quay, Ipswich IP3 0BQ, England
+44 7773 369970
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Early fathers day treat

Went on the lady Orwell Sunday morning trip to pinmill took my dad who thoroughly enjoyed it and so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louise T
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Orwell Lady Lunch cruise

had a very good day on this trip with three other members of my family . the food was nice and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Neil A
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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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  • Very good35%
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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| Orwell Quay, Ipswich IP3 0BQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Louise T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Neil A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 12 May 2017

First time we had been on this river or in this area and found it really interesting and quite picturesque. Although there were not too many large ships in Felixstowe, it was none the less impressive. Harwich too was interesting and perhaps we may go...More

Thank halsteadd
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

A trip down the Orwell and back.Very interesting and well informative crew.Nice to go under the bridge instead of over it.

Thank Denis F
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Glad you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was a trip I organised for a group of 50+, taking in Shotley Marina and HMS Ganges museum. Everyone in the group thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the crew were excellent, in looking after us making sure we reached various stages in journey on time,...More

Thank Kevin S
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

I am so pleased to hear you had such a great time. Thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunchtime trip on The Thistle. Crew were fun and informative when asked questions. There is no commentary but you can find information on board. We were lucky as it was a beautiful sunny day. A ploughman's lunch was given for lunch...More

Thank dd21
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Thank you for the review, however this isn't The Thistle! - we are Orwell Lady. Best wishes Emma

Reviewed 23 September 2016

We took a trip on the Orwell Lady on the Harwich harbour Cruise. It lasted approximately 3 and a half hours. It was a good trip and the commentary was excellent. However, we had to retire below deck after a while as the metal bench...More

1  Thank RITA653
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

I thought I'd let you know that we have purchased 60 cushions for this season on the basis of your feedback. Thanks for letting us know and hope to see see you on board (and comfy) again soon :)

Reviewed 19 September 2016

To paraphrase Groucho Marx: I had a perfectly wonderful afternoon, but this wasn't it. In ORC's defence: Maybe my expectation of a river cruise would have expected a more interesting scenery, than the one actually on offer (about 2 interesting buildings on the way between...More

1  Thank Benedikt H
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Dear Benedikt Thank you for taking the time to write us a review - apologies for the few days it has taken me to respond; I wanted to find the time to speak to the crew and travel onboard the boat to hear the commentary...More

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Rindy C
Hello- can I buy a gift voucher for the afternoon tea cruise for a present?
10 June 2017|
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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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