Aldeburgh River Trips

Aldeburgh River Trips

Skippered by a retired commerical deep sea diver, The Sandpiper is a 12 seater open boat.

With regular departures in summer from Aldeburgh's Slaughden Quay, enjoy the historic charm of the River Alde as it winds its way down to Orfordness and the open sea.

The Alde flows from the shifting sand and shingle banks of the mouth (from where, until it passes the historic town of Orford, it is called the River Ore) to the head of navigation at Snape where Benjamin Britten founded his internationally famous Maltings Concert Hall. On its way it passes some of the most significant coastal marshland sites for birds in the country and the former secret military site – now owned by the National Trust – where early experiments in the development of radar, and much else, were conducted. The valley of the River Alde has long been an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Trips run 6 days a week, excluding Sunday, from May 1st to mid-September. July and August see evening trips launching, by prior arrangement. 

See the website for prices and timetables. 

Parking facilities are available adjacent to the boat yard. 


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