St Ives Electric Riverboat Wildlife Boat Trips

Join us on an electric boat to experience the joy of local river wildlife.

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The Wildlife Trust BCN has teamed up with the St Ives Electric Riverboat Company to offer a unique experience along the River Great Ouse

See a variety of species - from birds and bats, to wildflowers and insects - while on a gentle cruise along the river through the beautiful town of St Ives. Departing from the quay by Town Bridge, 'Meander' glides silently past the reed beds of Holt Island and on upstream.

The voyage continues through Hemingford Lock, between mature trees lining the river banks at Hemingford Grey and beyond to Battocks Island, with the opportunity to record all species seen and heard. A wildlife guide will be on board to help identify sightings and talk about the local fauna and flora.

'Early Bird Dawn Chorus', 'Fauna & Flora' and 'Evening Adventures: Bats, Owls and Astronomy Watch' trips will run throughout the year (depending on season); dates will be annoucned on this page and on social media.

Coming soon - Evening Adventures: Bats, Owls and Astronomy Watch

Trips leave from St Ives Quay at 20:00 and return at 22:00. Available dates:

Friday 4 August
Friday 11 August
Friday 18 August
Friday 25 August
Friday 1 September
Friday 8 September


Tickets £13 per person –  20% of ticket sales will be donated to The Wildlife Trust BCN

Please call the St Ives Electric Riverboat Company on 07906 257308 to reserve a seat; book early as places are limited.