Thames Barge Trips

Please book Barge Trips through Topsail Charters, details below:

Swallow Birding & Wildlife have joined forces with Topsail Charters to offer a superb selection of birdwatching barge cruises. You can choose from either a ‘Walk & Cruise’ a ‘Four Hour Sail’ or a ‘Full Day Sail’.

All cruises will have expert leaders from Swallow Birding to greet you and point out the varied selection of wildlife on and around the Essex & Suffolk Saltmarsh Coast.

To book on these exciting trips phone Topsail Charters on 01621 857567
Email: info@top-sail.co.uk  or you can book through their website: http://www.top-sail.co.uk/

Thursday 14th October 2021
BIRDS OF THE BLACKWATER DAY CRUISE – (0700 – 1900)
Leaders: Richard Allen & Chris Poole
Sail from Maldon and explore the River Blackwater with experts from Swallow Birding.
Fully catered with Breakfast, morning coffee and biscuits, a delicious lunch and tea with sandwiches and cake.
£65 Fully Catered

Saturday 23rd October 2021
BIRDS OF THE COLNE CRUISE – (10.30 – 14.30)
Leaders: Glyn Evans & Matt Turner
Sail from Brightlingsea and explore the River Colne, past Fingringhoe Wick bird reserve, with experts from Swallow Birding helping you spot and identify waders, divers and raptors. Includes light lunch of homemade soup with bread, followed by chocolate brownie with fruits and cream.
£55 Fully Catered

Sunday 24th October 2021
BIRDS OF THE COLNE CRUISE – (11.00 – 15.00)
Leaders: Glyn Evans & Yvonne Watling
Sail from Brightlingsea and explore the River Colne, past Fingringhoe Wick bird reserve, with experts from Swallow Birding helping you spot and identify waders, divers and raptors. Includes light lunch of homemade soup with bread, followed by chocolate brownie with fruits and cream.
£55 Fully Catered

Saturday 30th October 2021
SUFFOLK RIVERS BIRDING CRUISE – (10.30 – 16.30)
Leaders: Yvonne Watling & Matt Turner
Sail from Ipswich and explore the Rivers Orwell and Stour with experts from Swallow Birding helping you spot and identify waders, wildfowl and raptors. 
Includes coffee and biscuits, hot buffet lunch, tea and homemade cake.
£65 Fully Catered

Sunday 31st October 2021
SUFFOLK RIVERS BIRDING CRUISE – (10.30 – 16.30)
Leaders: Steve Grimwade & Chris Poole
Sail from Harwich and explore the Rivers Stour & Orwell with experts from Swallow Birding helping you spot and identify waders, wildfowl and raptors. 
Includes coffee and biscuits, hot buffet lunch, tea and homemade cake.
£65 Fully Catered

Sunday 7th November 2021
BIRDWATCHNG SAIL AND WALK – (10.30 – 16.00)
Leaders: Simon Wood & Carla Davis
Join the barge at Maldon for coffee and sail for 2 hours with lunch of homemade soup with bread, followed by chocolate brownie with fruits and cream. Lunch is followed by an optional guided sea wall walk with experts from Swallow Birding.
£45 Fully Catered

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