Ipswich’s Maritime Festival takes place on the weekend of 15th and 16th August.
On Saturday, Orwell Lady will be running regular 20 minute trips about the wet dock and marina area of the waterfront between 11am and 1pm. Tickets are just £5 adults and £3 children. In the afternoon, there is a three and a half hour Harwich Harbour/Port of Felixstowe cruise taking in the sights of the beautiful river, learning all about the history and hopefully spotting some of the wildlife. Sailing at 2pm and returning at 5.30pm – ideal for people not watching Ipswich play at home – tickets are £19 for adults and £13 children.
On Sunday 16th August Orwell Lady will be sailing through the locks at Ipswich and under the Orwell Bridge before returning approximately an hour later. The cruise leaves at 10.30am and tickets are £10 adults, £5 children.
Tickets can be pre-booked for Harwich Harbour/Port of Felixstowe and Orwell Bridge cruises via Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, 01473 firstname.lastname@example.org, or CoffeeLink on the Waterfront. Tickets for all cruises can also be purchased on the gangway via card or cash. Children under three are free on all cruises. There are toilets, a licensed bar and hot drinks/light refreshments available onboard.
During August, Orwell Lady will also be hosting an Adnams’ Wine Tasting cruise on Friday 7th, a live rock music night on Saturday 8th and a Brit Pop disco on Saturday 29th.
Tickets are £35 for the wine tasting and live music, £33.50 for the disco – cruises leave at 7.30pm and return at 11pm with a two course buffet included. Tickets for these cruises are available from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre in town (01473 258070, email@example.com) and must be pre-booked.