We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Orwell River Cruises

| Orwell Quay, Ipswich IP3 0BQ, England
+44 7773 369970
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Excellent afternoon - but needs good weather

We were a bit concerned that the Orwell Lady was such an antique that it might not make it through... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
CSEBob
,
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Tug-rescue as extra!

A group of use went on a cream tea cruise on the Orwell . It was very interesting and the cream... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Marguerite d
Read all 98 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Sail the River Orwell in Style The River Orwell is one of the most scenic and historic rivers in the country. The Orwell Lady public cruises sail from Ipswich Wet Dock (Orwell Quay) to Pin Mill or Harwich Harbour from Easter weekend through to September. There is a programme of music evenings, wine tasting, sunday lunch and afternoon tea cruises throughout the season and the vessel is a popular venue for private charters. Tickets for all public cruises and theme nights are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Ipswich or CoffeeLink on the waterfront.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“container ships” (10 reviews)
“top deck” (8 reviews)
“lock gates” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
| Orwell Quay, Ipswich IP3 0BQ, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 7773 369970
Write a ReviewReviews (98)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"container ships"
in 10 reviews
"top deck"
in 8 reviews
"lock gates"
in 8 reviews
"afternoon tea"
in 13 reviews
"cakes"
in 9 reviews
"ipswich marina"
in 5 reviews
"points of interest"
in 3 reviews
"informative commentary"
in 3 reviews
"night cruise"
in 2 reviews
"afternoon buffet"
in 2 reviews
"lovely hour"
in 2 reviews
"lovely cruise"
in 2 reviews
"open sea"
in 2 reviews
"metal benches"
in 2 reviews
"fish and chip"
in 2 reviews
"meringue"
in 2 reviews
"interesting trip"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were a bit concerned that the Orwell Lady was such an antique that it might not make it through a 3-hour trip, but we got there, and sitting on the top deck was relatively quiet and pleasant. We were lucky to hit excellent weather...More

Thank CSEBob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A group of use went on a cream tea cruise on the Orwell . It was very interesting and the cream tea was excellent but the thing we didn't expect was a rescue at sea when the engine broke down and we had to be...More

1  Thank Marguerite d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review and for seeing the positives :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great little boat with plenty of room , went for the buffet cruise and all the food was lovely would definalty go again when I need to unwind

Thank Dan T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We were all bit disappointed as the trip was spoiled by the poor music It was advertised as Dixieland Jazz It needed livening up

Thank Mary J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely short cruise to the orwell bridge and back. Around an hour long which was perfect with an almost 4 year old. Learned a little history and saw a few sights of ipswich that I hadn't noticed before.

Thank foodfootballbeer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We spent the afternoon on a river trip on the Lady Orwell, going from Ipswich docks Orwell quay to Pin Mill. which inc afternoon tea. the weather forecast was overcast possible rain however the rain held off and didn't dampen our experience. The captain provided...More

1  Thank Peter O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went on the lady Orwell Sunday morning trip to pinmill took my dad who thoroughly enjoyed it and so did I the views are fantastic and the staff great. Will most definitely do it again thanks.

1  Thank Louise T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 June 2017

had a very good day on this trip with three other members of my family . the food was nice and the starters were brought out to us ,we were also offered more . the information from the guide [captain] was excellent and any question...More

2  Thank Neil A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend a Saturday night ! Great views upon the River Orwell. Set off at 7.30pm a lovely cruise up the river, the music almost started straight away. There was only a handful of people who went on the boat which was...More

1  Thank Parrotlady1972
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We advertise the cruise as a 'two course buffet' so apologise for any confusion this may cause. We are glad you had a fun night!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We have just been on the thistle topsail barge today for trip and lunch And it was excellent from the moment to came onboard we were made very welcome Buy the crew skipper & Dave 1 Dave 2 and the two girls who did lunch...More

Thank Jean B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

This is not us :) Please delete and add to the appropriate vessel as they will appreciate your review. Thanks

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345610
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Ipswich
Travelodge Ipswich Hotel
313 reviews
.15 km away
Salthouse Harbour Hotel
1,437 reviews
.23 km away
Premier Inn Ipswich Town Centre (Quayside) Hotel
825 reviews
.41 km away
Shipwrights Arms Hotel
64 reviews
.64 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bistro on the Quay
766 reviews
.28 km away
Mariners Restaurant of Ipswich
583 reviews
.29 km away
Mahzen Barbeque Restaurant & Meze Bar
405 reviews
.15 km away
92 Noodle Bar
48 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ipswich Waterfront
569 reviews
.19 km away
DanceEast
41 reviews
.55 km away
The Dove Street Brewery
20 reviews
.61 km away
Snakes & Ladders
39 reviews
.53 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rindy C
10 June 2017|
Answer
Response from Emma L | Property representative |
Hello Yes, you can visit our website and click on Gift Vouchers or call Ipswich Tourist Information Centre on 01473 258070. Thanks Emma
0
Votes