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Deben Boat Trips

The Quay, Waldringfield, Woodbridge, IP12 4QZ, United Kingdom

Boating Days Out - River Trips

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About Deben Boat Trips

Join us on The Oystercatcher for a 30 minute river trip on the beautiful river Deben.

Trips will run to a timetable throughout the summer at weekends and most days throughout the summer school holidays. To be sure of a place trips can be pre-booked via email or phone or at the queyside booking office.

The Oystercatcher is a 21 foot open boat which can seat up to 12 people. Trips depart from the The Quay, Waldringfield. Pay and display parking is available behind the Maybush Pub.

The River Deben is one of the most picturesque spots on the east coast and is rich in wildlife and history. The tidal Deben estuary is a special protection area which lies within the Suffolk coast and heaths area of outstanding natural beauty.

If you’d like to have the boat all to yourselves you can book a 
30 minute trip.

Groups can also hire the Oystercatcher, seating up to 12 people, for photography trips, bird watching, painting and other special events.

Deben Cruises also offers longer trips aboard The MV Jahan, a 38ft boat licensed to carry 54 passengers plus a crew of two. The weather can’t spoil your trip as the Jahan is an all weather boat.

Jahan has been specially designed to provide convenient and comfortable access for the disabled, with wide hatches and two hydraulic lifting areas of floor to allow up to two disabled persons in small standard wheelchairs.

Toilet facilities are available on board for walking passengers, and for both walking and wheelchair passengers on the quay.

Basic refreshments are available on board. Pre-ordered snacks of tea/coffee, scone/jam and butter are available.

If you have a special occasion to celebrate, or wish to bring a group of people, or are an individual or family who would like to join us, call us for further information and availability.

Contact us for a quote if you wish to book the boat exclusively.

Individuals are welcome to join existing groups

Trips depart twice daily on most days throughout the summer, from May through to mid October, evening trips are also available.

Sorry no dogs.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard very soon.


Car Parking

  • Pay & Display Parking


  • Pets Not Accepted


MV Jahan MV Jahan
The Oystercatcher The Oystercatcher
The Oystercatcher The Oystercatcher

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