The Wetland Discovery boat safari is free and trips last 15-20 minutes. On your journey a driver will identify and point out the wildlife, plants, fish and insects all around you.
The boat takes you through the wet meadow, which has highest diversity of plant species on the reserve, then onto te woodland carr, which is full of water loving willows and black poplar. This area is popular with little grebes, which nest on branches sitting in the water.
The back section of Wetlands Discovery is the reed bed, the best place to see and hear water voles crunching on shoots. Your guide will help you spot elusive sedge and reed warblers flitting in and out of their reed bed nests. The boats offer excellent view of the birds of prey soaring on the thermal of the Offham Hangar.
The boat safari runs rain or shine, 11.00 - 3:30 in winter or 11.00 - 4:30 in the summer, on every day except Christmas (although trips may be cancelled in very icy conditions).
Each boat holds 8-10 people and the boats are wheelchair accessible. Life jackets are available, all children must be accompanied by an adult.