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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.

Boarding the Boston Belle.
Boarding the Boston Belle.

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.

In 2019, more than 108 species of birds were spotted on the cruise.
In 2019, more than 108 species of birds were spotted on the cruise.

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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