Plan your visit
Access to this nature reserve is via boat on pre-booked trips and events only.
Boats leave Orford Quay at 10am on the first Saturday of every month (maximum 12 people) except May, June and July. Also selected weekends for special events. See our 'events and activities' section for details.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- £19 (RSPB members), £24 (non-members)
- £9.50 (RSPB members), £12 (non-members)
- Car park cost
- We dont' have an RSPB car park here. Pay and display car park at Orford Quay.
- Blue Badge holders are exempt from car parking charges at Orford Quay.
How to get here
The nearest station is Wickham Market Station. From the station, follow the B1078 east through Tunstall to the B1084. Turn left and follow through to the village of Orford.
You can take Route 160: Ipswich - Bealings - Woodbridge - Orford. From the village centre, follow signs to Orford quay.
This reserve is close to Route 1 of the National Cycle Network.
Access by boat from Orford Quay. The village of Orford is located 17 km (11 miles) to the north-east of Woodbridge; the village is signposted off the A12.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Prior booking is essential.The boat leaves Orford quay at 10am and returning to Orford at about 3.20pm, on the first Saturday of each month only.
The boat journey takes approximately 20 minutes. Bookings are made via the rspb website or search Havergate Island on Eventbrite.
Group booking information
Group bookings accepted. Please contact the warden in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org.