• TTDA - Suffolk River Trips - Boat on river
  • TTDA - Suffolk River Trips - Tilly boat
  • TTDA - Suffolk River Trips - Seals
  • TTDA - Suffolk River Trips - Avocet and Godwit

Suffolk River Trips

Suffolk River Trips operate river trips, with commentary, from two locations in Suffolk; Snape Maltings Quay and Orford Town Quay.

River trips from Snape run between April and October and will either be aboard Sea Tradar which carries twelve people or our launch Hagar which carries ten. The trip will take 45 minutes and winds through one of the most beautiful areas of Suffolk. Snape is tidal so times of trips will vary - please see the website for exact dates and times. Hagar is shallow draft and can get out a bit earlier on the tides which has proven very popular with birdwatchers who like to see the birds wading. 

The trips from Orford aboard Tilly head downriver around the RSPB reserve at Havergate Island and back to Orford Quay passing close to the fascinating secret area of Orford Ness. These trips last about one hour and Tilly takes up to twelve people. Trips from Orford are not governed by the tide and run at regular times most days of the week between May and September, please see the website for further details.

Both locations are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and rich in flora, fauna and history. For the birdwatchers among you, we will see at various times of the year avocet, curlew, marsh harrier, buzzard, osprey, bittern, peewit, kingfisher, little egret, spoonbill and many others. At Orford and Snape there are resident populations of common seals who frequently pop up near to the boats.

Private hire trips are available from either location, please get in contact for further details.

Tickets cost £12.00 for adults and £8.00 for children ( 14 years and under ).

Dogs are welcome on all our boats.

Dog friendly
Attraction name:
Suffolk River Trips
Adults £12.00, Children ( 14 years and under ) £8.00