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Deben Cruises

Deben Cruises is a family run business which is specially tailored to group bookings. Individuals can also join any trip which has seats available.


With as few as 15 people or as many as 54, your group can take a cruise down to picturesque Felixstowe Ferry or if the tide allows, up to historic Woodbridge. A galley on board provides refreshments with many of our groups choosing to book freshly baked scones.

The tidal Deben estuary is a Special Protection Area and is within the Suffolk Coast and Heath’s area of outstanding natural beauty.

Our on board commentary tells of its rich wildlife and history. Our cruises depart twice daily at 11am and 2pm and last 2 hours. Prices start from £9pp.

There’s ample parking for coaches on the quay, pay and display for cars behind the pub and wheelchair access to the boat.

The Maybush Inn, is adjacent to us and our gallery and gift shop is always popular. We sell local ice cream which is popular on a hot day.

Don’t worry if you are not part of a group, look on our website for cruises with availability.


Prices for a 2 hour trip
You need 15+ to start a trip off (or a minimum payment of £180)
Trips depart at 11am or 2pm
Exclusive evening trips are available departing at 5pm, 5:30pm or 6pm

35 people £12pp
35 people or more £11pp

Maximum 54 people

Contact us for a quote if you wish to book the boat exclusively.
Individuals are welcome to join existing groups at £12pp.
Sorry, no children under the age of 5 except for exclusive bookings.
Assistance dogs only.

Special Occasion Trips

Exclusive booking of the boat please call.