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WildNet - Derek Moore

Osprey Cruise - evening

Location: Whitwell Harbour, Whitwell Harbour, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland, LE15 8BL
One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip aboard the Rutland Belle.

Event details

Meeting point

By the Rutland Belle


6:00pm - 7:30pm
A static map of Osprey Cruise - evening

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.

Please ensure you bring a face mask with you as it is the law to wear one on public transport at the moment. Hand sanitiser will be provided.

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 for an hour and a half cruise – light refreshments are available on-board served 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.



Up to 2 persons £50
Up to 3 persons £75
Up to 4 persons £100

Exclusive use of the bow outside
Up to 6 persons £150

Any children within the group under the age of 16 years, will need to be accompanied by an adult

Additional booking information

Car park included

Know before you go

What to bring

Please bring your own face mask and binoculars

Contact us

Laura Brady
Contact number: 01572 737378
Contact email: lbrady@lrwt.org.uk