Our moorings are in part of the tidal estuary of the River Deben, from the Woodbridge Tide Mill, down to Methersgate Quay. It includes Troublesome Reach and Loder's Cut.
The channel is marked by buoys and this route should be adhered to at low tide, taking heed of further sandbanks at points either side of Loders Cut.
Martlesham Creek branches off at Kyson Point.
The Deben Estuary is a Special Protection Area and Ramsar Site and within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its significance arises from its over-wintering population of avocets. There are regular sitings of common seals and the salt marsh and intertidal mud-flats have the widest range of salt marsh flora in Suffolk.
There are several yacht and dinghy clubs on the river Deben. These include the Deben Yacht Club, the Woodbridge Cruising Club, the Waldringfield Sailing Club and Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club. There are two yacht harbours, the Tidemill Yacht Habour, close to the Tide Mill; and the Granary Yacht Harbour, further upstream at Melton.