Saturday 20th June 2015 - 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre
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.
Even on those rare occasions when Ospreys prove elusive, there is always a good range of the reservoir’s other wildlife on view. Recent highlights have included Arctic Tern, Fulmar, Sanderling and Knot.
Join us for this evening cruise on the Rutland Belle beginning with refreshments and an introductory talk at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton (LE15 8BT). We then ask you to drive to Whitwell (a 2 mile drive), where the Rutland Belle sets sail.
All cruises last 1.5 hours and cost £20 per person (£12 for under 16s).
In addition to your cruise ticket you will also receive a 20% on the permit entry price to the nature reserve. Nature reserve permits cover the Egleton (LE15 8BT) and Lyndon (LE15 8RN) sites of Rutland Water and with nearly 40 hides there is lots to see and do to fill a day. You can use your discount on the day of the cruise, and/or the day after. For more information about the reserves visit www.rutlandwater.org.uk
The price of your ticket also includes your parking at the nature reserves and Whitwell during the cruise.
Manton Bay is the location of the nest on our live webcam and is situated on the Lyndon nature reserve. The nest can be viewed from Waderscrape or Shallow Water hides, or live here on our website. Please see www.rutlandwater.org.uk for more information about the nature reserves.
This event is fully booked.