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Orwell, River, Felixstowe to Ipswich

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


None Given


Admiralty, 2693, 1491, SC5607

Rules & Regulations

6 Knts Speed Limit, Keep Fairway Clear, Give Way to Shipping.


Shipping, Wash, Steep Sided Banks

Tidal Data Times & Range

Ipswich, Dover +0115, MHWS 4.2m, MHWN 3.4m, MLWN 1.0m, MLWS 0.3m   (links)

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General Description

The River Orwell stretches from the big container terminals at Felixstowe.... ... read more


Follow the directions already given in our Harwich article for entering that harbour.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The visiting yachtsman or motorboater will have no trouble securing a berth in the River Orwell area. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 28th Apr 2021
I reviewed these notes near the end of April 2021. There are no changes to speak of apart from the prices. We believe the pub at Levington has reopened.
SYH update
Written by Orwellian | 18th Apr 2019
All pontoons now have cleats, the rings have gone in a series of upgrades.
The pub in Levington has had (another) fire and its expected to be closed until well into the summer.
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Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 9th Apr 2019
These notes were reviewed in April 2019. Not a lot changes here now; prices have increased across the board (with the exception of Neptune Marina in Ipswich) MDL at Woolverstone have new prices in the pipeline but are being coy about publishing them. Not sure about Capn Niks lost water tap (below) - maybe you could get a fill up at the pub?
Pin Mill
Written by Bryant | 21st Aug 2017
Here are a few updates for Pinmill on the River Orwell on the East Coast
uk. Has a good half tide pontoon that permits clean tender landings. No
water tap found only the mark in the wall where it was.


Capt Nik"
Written by Don Thomson | 27th Mar 2017
These notes were reviewed by Don in march 2017. Nothing new to report except some small price increases in places.
Update 2015 Further
Written by dononshytalk | 1st Apr 2015
Wolverstone rates have gone up to £3.00 per metre per night
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 4th Mar 2015
These notes were updated by Don in March 2105. Prices have increased a little across the board and where you need to add on VAT I have mentioned it. Wolverstone has not yet decided on it's 2015 prices and will be updated later.
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 4th Apr 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on the 4th April 2013. Few changes and prices have been updated for the 2013 season, though it's worth noting that many of the marinas have held their prices for the coming year. If fuel is a problem it's worth dropping in to Wolverstone Marina who do diesel and allow you to drop in for a top up without charging mooring fees.
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