RSPB birdwatching cruises on the Boston Belle begin in April, 2020
Tickets are on sale for the RSPB’s popular birdwatching cruises around The Wash.
This year’s first cruise is on Thursday, April 16, at 11.15am and they run throughout the year until October 23.
But tickets do go quickly and can be purchased from ticket agency the South Holland Centre in Spalding.
The cruise sets sail on the Boston Belle from the Lock Keeper’s Office on Witham Bank East in Boston.
It lasts four-and-a-half to five hours and gets visitors up close to a wide range of species of birds. Seals are also seen on most cruises, on the exposed mud banks in The Wash.
Last year, more than 108 species of birds were spotted, including kingfishers, peregrine, redshank and gannets.
The full list of cruises for 2020 is as follows:
Thursday, April 16, departing at 11.15am
Thursday, April 30, at 9am
Saturday, May 16, at 11.45am
Friday, May 29, at 9am
Friday, June 12, at 9am
Monday, June 29, at 10.45am
Wednesday, July 15, at 12noon
Wednesday, July 29, at 11.15am
Thursday, August 13, at 11am
Thursday, August 27, 11am
Saturday, September 12, 11.50am
Thursday, September 24, 9.30am
Saturday, October 10, at 9.45am
Friday, October 23, at 9.15am
There is a discount on tickets for RSPB members. Non-members go at £22 (adults) and £11 for children. Book on 01775 764777 or www.southhollandcentre.co.uk
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