Allen Gardiner cruises the River Orwell for 3 hours during which an a la carte lunch, supper or dinner is served. Your meal is freshly prepared on board while you cruise, using produce from Suffolk’s fine local suppliers.
Operating from the historic waterfront’s Ipswich Haven Marina in the Wet Dock, we cruise the River Orwell down to the Port of Felixstowe, whilst serving fine food from an a la carte menu. We leave the Wet Dock through the lock, and you will enjoy passing through the port of Ipswich, with its grain and timber terminals and the roll-on roll-off (RORO) vehicle ferry terminal. Passing under the impressive Orwell A14 Road Bridge, dockland gives way to one of the prettiest river shorelines in Eastern England. We pass marinas at Woolverstone and Levington, the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, picturesque Pin Mill, ultimately turning for home at the Port of Felixstowe, the largest container terminal in Britain. This is opposite the old HMS Ganges Naval Training School at Shotley and also Harwich Pier and Parkeston Quay. A fully stocked bar is available and there is an informative commentary throughout.
The cruise operates all year round, taking just 12 passengers.
The Lunch cruise is from 12noon to 3.00pm.
The Supper cruise is from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.
Dinner cruises are for 3 hours, starting between 4.00pm and 7.00pm depending on other cruises and customer preferences.
Main courses are from £8.95, other courses from £4.95. Minimum main course at least will be charged for. There is a choice of about ten starters and main courses, and deserts you could decide to have up to five courses.
The 3 hour lunch or dinner cruise itself is £20.00 per person for most of the year. Whole boat charters can be catered for on request.
A 10% service charge is applied on food and drink only.
For alternative catering ask us.