Osprey Cruise - dawn
About the event
Corona Virus update - please read before your booking is made.
Due to government guidelines, the seating on the Rutland Belle has to be zoned in groups, rather than individuals. Therefore tickets are available to purchase per zoned group. If your booking is for one person, you will need to select a group zone for 2 people. The capacity on the cruise has been reduced to ensure your safety and to follow social distancing regulations. All passengers must wear a face mask and hand sanitiser will be available.
The cost of the cruise is per group rather than per person and regardless of the groups age ranges.
An early morning is always a magical time to set sail on the reservoir. We sail to parts of the reservoir where we stand a very good chance of seeing ospreys flying by and fishing, and lots of other gems that Rutland Water has to offer including Little Egret, Great Crested Grebe, Red Kite, Buzzard, Common Tern
and occasionally Barn Owls and Grey Wagtails.
The cruises depart from Whitwell Harbour at 6am for an hour and a half cruise – a light breakfast of tea/coffee/juices and sweet pastries will be served on-board within social distances.
In addition to your cruise place you will also receive a 20% discount on the permit entry price to the nature reserve on the day of the cruise. Nature reserve permits cover the Egleton and Lyndon sites of Rutland Water.
All parking costs at Whitwell are covered by your cruise booking – we will issue tickets on the cruise for use at the exit barrier at Whitwell car park.
PriceUp to 2 persons £64
Up to 3 persons £96
Up to 4 persons £128
Exclusive use of the bow outside
Up to 6 persons £192
Any children within the group under the age of 16 years, will need to be accompanied by an adult
Additional booking informationCar park included
Know before you go
What to bring
Please bring your own face mask and binoculars