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Get on the river for Waterfront Festival

Ipswich’s Waterfront Festival takes place on the weekend of 6th and 7th August. On Saturday, Orwell Lady will be running regular 20 minute trips about the wet dock and marina area of the Waterfront as well as the Orwell Bridge between 11am and 1pm. Tickets start at £5 for adults and £3 for 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 Saturday evening, there is a wine tasting cruise with Adnams, tickets are £37 including eight wines and a two course buffet. On Sunday at 12.30pm there is a lunch cruise with canapés on arrival and a sumptuous buffet during the three and a half hour cruise. Tickets are £37 for adults, £34 for concessions and £29 for children.

There are toilets, a licensed bar and hot drinks/light refreshments available onboard.

During August, Orwell Lady will also be hosting an Elvis & Rock ‘n’ Roll disco on Saturday 27th. Tickets are £35, cruising at 7.30pm and returning at 11pm with a two course buffet included.

Tickets can be pre-booked for Harwich Harbour/Port of Felixstowe and Orwell Bridge cruises via Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, 01473 258070 tourist@ipswich.gov.uk or by visiting www.orwellrivercruises.co.uk. Tickets for non-catered cruises can be obtained from CoffeeLink on the Waterfront or on the gangway via card or cash. Children under three are free on all cruises.

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