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Spring onto Havergate

Spring onto Havergate is a guided trip.

Spring is a magical time on Havergate. The wildflowers are coming into bloom and butterflies can be seen along the seawalls. It is the perfect time to see a variety of wading birds, late departing ducks, barn owls and much much more. So, come along and join one of our knowledgeable guides and see what you can see.

After the 20 minute boat journey from Orford Quay you'll spend around 3 hours you’re your guide exploring this unique island in the Alde-Ore estuary before returning by boat to Orford.

Places on these very popular trips are strictly limited because of the small capacity of the RSPB boat, so please book early. We have no life saving equipment for under 3 year old children on our boat and therefore can not accept bookings for this age group.

We recommend stout footwear, warm and windproof clothing, wet weather clothing and sun protection at all times of year.

You need to have a reasonable level of fitness for this trip because it requires getting on and off the boat and a lot of walking on uneven and sometimes muddy ground on the island.

There are no refreshments available on the island. Visitors need to bring their own food and drink for these trips. We have one public toilet on the island.

Our boat will depart from Orford Quay at 9am, 10am and 12 noon. The guided walks on the island will last 3 hours and you will return to Orford Quay after around 3.5 hours.

Please ensure you arrive at Orford in good time and leave your car at the pay-and-display car park situated close to the quay.

There are bicycle racks and public toilets at car the park.

In adverse weather conditions, the trip may be cancelled at short notice at the warden's discretion; in this case, you will get a full refund of your booking fee.

To book click here

For enquiries other than booking please contact havergate.island@rspb.org.uk

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