If you’ve ever been lucky enough to watch an Osprey catch a fish then you’ll know that it is one of those must-see wildlife events. One of the best ways of seeing one in action at Rutland Water is to come on one of our very popular Osprey Cruises aboard the Rutland Belle.
Next summer we’ll be running 18 public cruises, on selected Wednesdays and Saturdays from late May until the end of August. Most set sail in the evening, but if you like an early start then there are four sunrise cruises to keep you happy, each departing at 6am.
Whatever the start time, the idea is the same: we’re out on the water for an hour-and-a-half and in that time visit the parts of the reservoir where we’re most likely to see the Ospreys fishing. In the past we’ve had some spectacular views of birds diving for fish close to the boat, but even when sightings prove more tricky, there is a host of the reservoir’s other wildlife and some very scenic views to enjoy.
You can now book online for all of our 2013 dates and we offer special cruise vouchers too – a perfect Christmas gift. For more information, or to book click here.
And to see what Simon King thinks about the cruises, check out the video below which was filmed at this year’s Birdfair.