Cruise Vouchers for 2019

Treat yourself or a loved one to a gift of wildlife this Christmas!

Osprey and Wildlife Cruises at Rutland Water are an extremely popular way to view these magnificent birds.

With a choice of either a Dawn Osprey Cruise, or an Afternoon Osprey Cruise you can experience the habitat the famous Rutland Ospreys hunt in from a completely different perspective. Vouchers are not date specific and are redeemable from February 2019, when the dates of the cruises are released.

Each cruise lasts 90 minutes and leaves from Whitwell Harbour on the north shore of Rutland Water (LE15 8BL). The extra special Dawn Cruises, starting at 6am, include breakfast on the boat in the form of tea/coffee/juice and sweet pastries (special dietary requirements confirmed on booking will be catered for).

Why not visit the nature reserve during your visit, and come to see the home of the ospreys? The nest can be viewed from the Lyndon nature reserve on the south shore of Rutland Water (LE15 8RN) and your cruise ticket gives 20% off the price of a nature reserve permit for the day. Our osprey team of staff and volunteers will welcome you to the visitor centre, and show you from the purpose-built hide using our telescopes where the birds are and tell you what they are up to.

What is included in the voucher?

A place/s on a cruise of your choice (dawn or afternoon, depending on type of voucher)

Free parking at Whitwell Harbour and at the nature reserve for the day

20% off the price of a nature reserve permit/s during your visit to view the ospreys from land

Breakfast on the boat during dawn cruises

To purchase a voucher either click here for an afternoon cruise, here for a dawn cruise, email julia@rutlandwater.org.uk or telephone 01572 770651/653024.

Photo from a previous cruise: Nigel Chester-Buckley.