We are really looking forward to our first Osprey Cruise of the year on Saturday 29th May, and are so pleased that we are able to run them alongside our hosts, the Rutland Belle!
The Osprey Cruises make for a perfect start or end to your day and offer you the exciting chance of seeing these magnificent birds of prey from a new or different perspective. And, if you are lucky enough, you may witness the jaw-dropping dive of a fishing Osprey!
As well as Ospreys, Rutland Water boasts a huge array of other wildlife. From the gracefulness of terns to the laser-like call of Lapwings, there is so much more to see whilst were are out exploring.
You will be joined on the cruise by a member of the Rutland Osprey Project team, who will be your guide for the trip, walking you through the exciting success story that is the Rutland Osprey Project and answering any questions you may have. And if you are joining us for one of our Dawn Osprey Cruises, a light breakfast of tea/coffee/juices and sweet pastries will be served on-board.
The Osprey Cruises leave from Whitwell Harbour (LE15 8BL) and are an hour and a half long and all parking costs are included in the ticket price. Light refreshments will also available on board the Rutland Belle served within any social distancing measures in place.
You will also receive 20% off the permit entry price to Rutland Water Nature Reserve on the day of the cruise, which includes the Lyndon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve as well as the Anglian Birdwatching Centre (Egleton).
Cruise Dates and Times
All bookings need to be made online, so please follow the links below to book your tickets and to find out more information, including ticket prices.