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 & Wildlife 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/

Saturday 26th March 2022
BIRDS OF THE RIVER BLACKWATER DAY CRUISE – (06.00 – 18.30)
Leaders: Richard Allen & Chris Poole
Sail from Maldon and explore the River Blackwater with experts from Swallow Birding & Wildlife. Fully catered with Breakfast, morning coffee and biscuits, a delicious lunch and tea with sandwiches and cake.
£65 Fully Catered

Saturday 2nd April 2022
BIRDS OF THE RIVER COLNE CRUISE – (11.00 – 15.00)
Leaders: Chris Poole & Glyn Evans
Sail from Brightlingsea and explore the River Colne, past Fingringhoe Wick bird reserve, with experts from Swallow Birding & Wildlife 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 2nd April 2022
RIVER BLACKWATER BIRDWATCHING SAIL AND WALK – (11.15 – 15.15)
Leaders: Yvonne Watling & Matt Turner
Join the barge at Maldon for coffee and take an optional guided sea wall walk with experts from Swallow Birding & Wildlife, then back to the barge for a 2 hour sail. Includes light lunch of homemade soup with bread, followed by chocolate brownie with fruits and cream.
£50 Fully Catered

Sunday 3rd April 2022
BIRDS OF THE RIVER COLNE CRUISE – (11.00 – 15.00)
Leaders: Simon Wood & Carla Davis
Sail from Brightlingsea and explore the River Colne, past Fingringhoe Wick bird reserve, with experts from Swallow Birding & Wildlife 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 1st October 2022
SUFFOLK & ESSEX RIVERS BIRDING CRUISE – (10.30 – 16.30)
Leaders: Glyn Evans & Yvonne Watling
Sail from Ipswich and explore the Rivers Orwell and Stour with experts from Swallow Birding & Wildlife helping you spot and identify waders, wildfowl and raptors. Includes coffee and biscuits, hot buffet lunch, tea and homemade cake.
£ TBC Fully Catered

Sunday 2nd October 2022
SUFFOLK & ESSEX RIVERS BIRDING CRUISE – (10.30 – 16.30)
Leaders: Richard Allen & Chris Poole
Sail from Harwich and explore the Rivers Orwell and Stour with experts from Swallow Birding & Wildlife helping you spot and identify waders, wildfowl and raptors. Includes coffee and biscuits, hot buffet lunch, tea and homemade cake.
£ TBC Fully Catered

Tuesday 4th October 2022
BIRDS OF THE RIVER BLACKWATER DAY CRUISE – (08.30 – 20.30)
Leaders: Steve Grimwade & Simon Wood
Sail from Maldon and explore the River Blackwater with experts from Swallow Birding & Wildlife. Fully catered with Breakfast, morning coffee and biscuits, a delicious lunch and tea with sandwiches and cake.
£ TBC Fully Catered

Saturday 22nd October 2022
RIVER BLACKWATER BIRDWATCHING SAIL AND WALK – (10.00 – 14.00)
Leaders: Yvonne Watling & Matt Turner
Join the barge at Maldon for coffee and take an optional guided sea wall walk with experts from Swallow Birding & Wildlife, then back to the barge for a 2 hour sail. Includes light lunch of homemade soup with bread, followed by chocolate brownie with fruits and cream.
£ TBC Fully Catered

Saturday 29th October 2022
BIRDS OF THE RIVER COLNE CRUISE – (11.30 – 15.30)
Leaders: Steve Grimwade & Glyn Evans
Sail from Brightlingsea and explore the River Colne, past Fingringhoe Wick bird reserve, with experts from Swallow Birding & Wildlife 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.
£ TBC Fully Catered

Sunday 30th October 2022
BIRDS OF THE RIVER COLNE CRUISE – (11.30 – 15.30)
Leaders: Steve Grimwade & Glyn Evans
Sail from Brightlingsea and explore the River Colne, past Fingringhoe Wick bird reserve, with experts from Swallow Birding & Wildlife 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.
£ TBC Fully Catered

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