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July 10 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

Discover one of Kielder’s most enigmatic summer visitors, on an exclusive Osprey Watching Cruise. Guided by Wild Intrigue, you will head out onto Kielder Water in search of Ospreys, which return from Africa to nest in this beautiful part of Northumberland each year.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy a short talk, diving into the fascinating history, ecology and local conservation of the Osprey, as we set sail on Kielder Waterside’s comfortable ferry, the “Osprey”. 

2024 will be our third season running Osprey Watching Cruises – in 2023 we enjoyed spectacular encounters with the six breeding pairs and 11 fledged chicks around Kielder Water. As always, we marvelled upon the incredible varied behaviours of the Ospreys – dramatic hunting dives, sunset social calls, the first flights of fledglings, masterful fish-carrying… 

So come aboard and embark upon this specially-tailored wildlife experience, to have the best chance of watching this magnificent bird of prey in the beautiful backdrop of Kielder Forest & Water.

Osprey Watching Cruises last approximately two hours, and take place on Kielder Water aboard Kielder Waterside’s comfortable ferry, the “Osprey”. A toilet is available for use on board, and refreshments are available to purchase with cash. Binoculars will be provided by Wild Intrigue for the duration of the cruise.

Suitable for all ages, recommended for ages 13+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder)

TICKETS £35.00 per person

DATES Hosted every Wednesday and Saturday (5.30pm – 7.30pm) from 10th July 2024 to 31st August at Kielder Waterside.

Also 9th May + 1st June + 5th June.

Please note that due to staff changes at Kielder Waterside, Osprey Watching Cruises will not be taking place through June or early July.

Tickets for this experience are booked through the Kielder Waterside booking system, which you will be redirected to. If you wish to cancel or amend your booking you will need to refer to Kielder Waterside’s Terms and contact them directly to do this. If you have any questions about the Osprey Watching Cruise experience, you are welcome to contact Wild Intrigue at

On the day, you will be welcomed by your Wild Intrigue guides by the Kielder Waterside jetty.