Afternoon Osprey Cruise

Afternoon Osprey Cruise

Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre

Egleton

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.

1J diving in to the water

1J diving in to the water

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, 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 free day’s entrance to the Lyndon and Egleton nature reserves (normal price £5.50 per adult). You can do this on the day of the cruise, or the day after.

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. Please see www.rutlandwater.org.uk for more information about the reserves.

Bookings are closed for this event.