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Boat Trips

Deben Boat Trips

Deben Boat Trips


Deben Boat Trips, The Quay,
IP12 4QZ


Join the ‘Oystercatcher’ for a 30 minute river trip. Departing from The Quay, Waldringfield, with pay and display parking behind the Maybush Pub. The Oystercatcher is a 21 foot open boat which can seat up to 12 people. A great trip for families and small groups.

The river Deben is one of the most beautiful and scenic 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.

Trips run to a timetable throughout the summer and can be pre-booked by email or phone.
Groups are also able to hire the Oystercatcher exclusively for photography trips, bird watching, painting and other special events.

When you arrive, walk down to The Quay and follow the road to the left to our gift shop to buy your tickets.

The boat is moored on a pontoon and requires stepping down into so please phone if you have mobility concerns.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Open May to September


Tickets £5pp
Children under 14 £3.50
If you’d like to have the boat all to yourselves you can book a:
30 minute trip for £60
Or a 1 hour trip for £100


See location of Deben Boat Trips on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 285446  Lat: 52.05330 Long: 1.33156

Parking: with charge


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)