Bird & Wildlife Watching & Photography Trips
Why not take a fascinating wildlife boat trip and see some of the amazing birds and creatures we have along this coastline.
You might see the Mersea Seal or even a porpoise!
You probably don't realise just how many different species of birds and other wild life creates inhabit our shoreline around the Mersea area, Stacey will point out many different birds and other wild life as we come across them. You never know what you will see and every trip is different!
Bird & Wildlife watching trips are available during November through until April. During the winter months we have over 300,000 birds inhabit our coastline, travelling in from Scandinavia, our mudflats attract them as they are like a massive larder to these birds to feed up on. We will take a slow ride up the local creeks including Salcot creek, Ray Channel, around the Packing Shed Island out Mersea Fleet, up the Strood and take a ride round the Great and Little Cob Islands in Tollesbury depending on the length of trip booked. Local birds sighted include Curlews, Cormorants, Egrets, Turnstones, Knots, Marsh Harriers, Shags, Sanderling, Dunlin, Brent Geese, Swans, Shell Ducks, Mallard, Oyster Catchers, Bar-Tailed Godwits, Black-Tailed Godwits, Ringed Plover, Redshank and Greenshank, Whimbrel, Herons, Greylag Geese, Guillemots, Red-Throated Diver, Great Nothern Diver, Avocets and not forgetting the common and black-headed gulls and common terns and many more. Wildlife and bird watching Groups and Clubs all welcome.
To hire the whole boat I charge a flat fee of £50 per hour for the whole boat which is licensed for up to 12 people but I would suggest a maximum of 6-8 so that you don't get in one another's way and everyone has plenty of room. I have a variety of different trips I can offer for the bird watching so please call me on 07791859624 with the date you are after and what length trip you are after booking and I will have a look at the tides to see what is available for the day.
Wildlife is in abundance around Mersea Island and you never know what you might come across including the Mersea Seal!