Gift Vouchers – Dawn Osprey Cruise 2018 – Any Date

Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Whitwell Harbour


PLEASE NOTE: Vouchers are not date specific, so you can choose any date from the list of dawn cruises in 2018 – dates will be released in November. 

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.


Photo by John Wright

Dawn Cruises

Dawn cruises depart from Whitwell Harbour at 6am for an hour and a half cruise. We’ll then arrive back at Whitwell and drive around to the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre in Egleton for a well-earned cooked breakfast. The breakfast consists of a bacon and egg roll, or a vegetarian option of egg and mushrooms. Early mornings are a magical time to be out on the reservoir, and we have often been treated to some spectacular views of ospreys. Tickets for dawn cruises are priced at £25 for adults and £15 for under 16s. For more details please click here.

In addition to your cruise ticket you will also receive a 20% discount 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 click here.

Your voucher

Vouchers can be purchased now for any cruise taking place in 2018. They are not date specific, and when the dates are released, all you need to do is contact us to book onto the cruise of your choice. They make brilliant Christmas and birthday presents! For any queries, contact

See below to buy a voucher! Your voucher will be sent to you via email.

PLEASE NOTE: Cruise vouchers are non-refundable, and can only be used for cruises in 2018. 

Sunrise over the Rutland Belle

Sunrise over the Rutland Belle

Bookings are closed for this event.