Here in Boston we are fortunate to have The Wash on our doorstep as it is the UK’s most important estuary for wildlife. The Lincolnshire coast has some of the best saltmarsh and mudflats in the country which support thousands of wildfowl and waders. We are also very lucky to have the opportunity to go out to sea and view these on the Boston Belle. She is a passenger boat which operates out of Boston giving up to 60 passengers the chance to go out to sea or have a tranquil cruise up the River Witham.
The boat is available to hire for parties and other important occasions and there are also a selection of regular public cruises which are suitable for smaller groups and individuals. There are benches on the foredeck which offer fantastic views as well as a saloon with lots of seats and tables at the rear which has a removable canopy so it is adaptable for all weathers. The licensed bar together with tea and coffee are always available with hot food being served on sea trips. The boat is wheelchair accessible although the toilet is down two steps. There is a disabled toilet available at the boarding point.
The sea trips are obviously governed by tide times and usually a sea trip will last about 4.5 hours. It is a fascinating trip up through town and out to sea then a short way down the River Welland where there is a large colony of common seals. On a clear day it is possible to see both the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coasts. The RSPB charter the boat for their members and guests with a commentary from an expert.
The river trips run from April to October and on some occasions they can include lunch and dinner. It can also be booked for children’s parties.