Osprey & Wildlife Cruises 

Various dates during summer:


One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir where we stand the best chance of seeing fishing Ospreys and, with a bit of luck, are rewarded with spectacular views. On many occasions we have enjoyed breathtaking views of the birds diving for fish very close to the boat, making it a trip to remember for those lucky enough to be on board.

Evening and Afternoon Cruises

Each of these cruises begin with refreshments and an introductory talk at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton (LE15 8BT). We then ask you to drive to Whitwell, where the Rutland Belle sets sail.

All cruises last 1.5 hours and priced from £23 per person (£14 for under 16s).

Dawn Cruises

In addition to the afternoon cruises, we also run dawn cruises. The cruises depart from Whitwell Harbour at 6am for an hour and a half cruise. We’ll then arrive back at Whitwell for a well-earned breakfast at 7:30am. Early mornings are a magical time to be out on the reservoir, and if previous dawn cruises are anything to go by, we should be in for some spectacular views of fishing Ospreys. Tickets are priced at £23 for adults and £14 for children (under 16).


For more information and dates visit the OSPREY WEBSITE


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