Boat safaris

The Wetland Discovery Boat Safari is a twenty-minute guided trip on a quiet electric boat through beautiful wetland habitats full of seasonal wildlife.

Boat Safari in summer at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre

You begin along the water meadows and the islands full of sedge and reeds. You move onto the carr woodland brimming with water loving willows and black poplar - look out for kingfishers perching on the branches. The final section is channels cut through towering reed beds. Keep an eye out for soaring birds of prey from the Offham hangar in the autumn and winter months.

Along the way your guide will identify and help you spot the wetland wildlife and plant life, including the elusive sedge and reed warblers flitting in and out of their reed bed nests. Take in excellent views of birds of prey soaring on the thermal of the Offham Hangar throughout the seasons.


Book a boat safari at the admission desk on the day of your visit for £3 per person.

Our boat safari runs every day (except Christmas day) between 11 am and 3 pm. Trips may be cancelled in icy conditions or high winds.

Each boat holds 8 people and the boats are wheelchair accessible by non-motorized wheelchairs. Life jackets are available and all children must be accompanied by an adult.