Norfolk Broads

Fresh air, fun, freedom and miles of lock-free boating: you get it all on the fabulous Norfolk Broads. Climb on board and experience these superbly equipped cruisers. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never been on a boating holiday before: cruisers are easy to handle and have all the home comforts you need. Pick from a variety of starting locations all over the Norfolk Broads, each with its own unique character. And if you are planning a week long cruise, you’ll be able to explore the whole of the Norfolk Broads. We’d be delighted to help you plan your route so you see as much as you can and still be back at your boatyard in time!

The Norfolk Broads
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Acle
Lying in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, Acle is the ideal start point for a varied and interesting boating holiday. A market town since the 13th century and set on the Bure, perhaps the prettiest of Broadland's rivers, Acle is at the gateway to the marshscapes of Haddiscoe and Halvergate.

Brundall
On the northern banks of the River Yare, downstream from the medieval city of Norwich and upstream from Yarmouth on the east coast, Brundall is the ideal start point for a boating holiday in the Norfolk Broads. And although all the broads are interconnected, making cruises to Oulton Broad in the south, and Wroxham, Acle and Hickling in the northern Broads easily accessible, you can enjoy some delightful shorter cruises.

Hickling and Stalham
From your mooring at Stalham on the River Ant, in the unspoilt, northernmost reaches of the Norfolk Broads, you won't want to miss cruising through the open waters of Barton Broad, following the river as it narrows and winds its scenic way to How Hill - a beautiful nature reserve with land and water trails, a thatched mansion set on a hill overlooking the river, working wind pumps and Toad Hole Cottage, a tiny Victorian eel catcher's home furnished just as it was 100 years ago. Cruises to Wroxham and Horning are also easily possible, as are longer trips to Great Yarmouth and Norwich.

Houseboats
Take a break away from it all in one of our Houseboats, moored in quiet hideaways on the Norfolk Broads. A short break or a weekly stay in a houseboat allows you to enjoy a waterside location whilst letting you unwind and enjoy the nature surrounding you. A great base from which to explore the local area, where you can also hire a day boat nearby and discover the rivers and broads. Or if you choose just relax and watch the world cruise slowly by, enjoy the wildlife in abundance or spend the day on the riverbank with a rod and line during the fishing season. The houseboats are well appointed, providing all the comforts of home and some provide free use of a rowing boat.

Reedham
This picturesque village is idyllically located in the heart of the southern Broads. With traditional inns, the Humpty Dumpty Brewery and Pettit’s Animal Adventure Park on your doorstep there is plenty to explore all just a gentle stroll from the free moorings along the River Yare. Alternatively, departing from here, you’ll enjoy pleasant cruising into Norwich for some sightseeing, shopping and great food or alternatively why not visit the east coast resort of Great Yarmouth with its traditional seaside entertainment.

Wroxham and Horning
Known as the 'capital' of the Norfolk Broads and set on one of its prettiest rivers, bustling Wroxham village makes an excellent base for easy cruising to many outstanding natural and historic attractions. Lying just to the north is Coltishall, a historic village mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and to the south are the open waters of Wroxham Broad, Hoveton’s nature trail and abundant wildlife and good fishing at lovely Salhouse Broad. Further south lie Ranworth Broad, home to the Broadland Conservation Centre and a church tower offering breathtaking views, and the village of Horning.


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Aldermaston Eagle (BH2128)

Aldermaston Wharf, Padworth, Berkshire

Charming narrowboat with clever sleeping design.

This boat has:

Dimensions:20.12m (66ft)

Prices from £1063-£2263 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Pets:2
  • 3
Aldermaston Eagle

Wrenbury Gull (BH1645)

Wrenbury, Cheshire

Large narrowboat with extensive rear deck area.

This boat has:

Dimensions:20.12m (66ft)

Prices from £851-£2263 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Pets:2
  • 3
Wrenbury Gull

Blenheim (BH1742)

Lower Heyford, Oxon

Comfortable narrowboat ideal for early and late season cruising.

This boat has:

Dimensions:18.28m (60ft)

Prices from £973-£1933 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • 3
Blenheim

San Pedro (BH1591)

Stalham, Norfolk

Aft cockpit cruiser with high level steering, ideal for fishermen.

This boat has:

Dimensions:9.14m x 3.05m (30ft x 10ft)

Prices from £345-£725 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Pets:2
  • 2
San Pedro

Peggy (BH2366)

Clifton-Upon-Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwicks.

This ultra-modern narrowboat offers a deluxe cruising experience. The superior fixtures and fittings add an extra element of luxury, whilst the unique cruiser stern provides the perfect outside social space.

This boat has:

Dimensions:19.00m (62ft)

Prices from £651-£1503 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Pets:2
  • 3
Peggy

Bosley (BH1062)

South of Congleton, Cheshire

Cruiser stern, compact and easy to handle, with generous storage space and maximum privacy.

This boat has:

Dimensions:13.41m (44ft)

Prices from £612-£1110 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Pets:2
  • 2
Bosley

Dragonfly (BH1752)

Tardebigge, Worcestershire

Delightful and comfortable narrowboat with two toilets.

This boat has:

Dimensions:19.51m (64ft)

Prices from £901-£1999 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • Studio
Dragonfly

Summer (HBB1052)

Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire

More room to relax, space to chill out and flexible but private sleeping areas.

This boat has:

Dimensions:20.42m (67ft)

Prices from £901-£1999 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Pets:2
  • Studio
Summer

Swallows (BH1436)

Beccles, Suffolk

Cosy houseboat for up to six, situated just off the main river.

This boat has:

  • Bath/WC

Dimensions:12.19m (40 ft) Beam 3.66m (12ft)

Prices from £316-£729 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Pets:2
  • 2
Swallows

Elite 2 (BH1546)

Napton on the Hill, Warwickshire

Luxury cruising for two – perfect for any special time away.

This boat has:

Dimensions:14.48m (47ft 6in)

Prices from £761-£1199 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Pets:2
  • 1
Elite 2

Golden Lark (BH2346)

Trevor, Shropshire

Spacious and comfortable semi-traditional narrowboat.

This boat has:

Dimensions:17.37m (57ft)

Prices from £785-£1259 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Pets:2
  • Studio
Golden Lark

Countess (BH2220)

Benson, Thames Valley

Stylish and spacious boat with rear sundeck.

This boat has:

Dimensions:10.20m x 3.56m (33ft 6in x 11ft 8in)

Prices from £718-£1887 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Pets:2
  • 3
Countess
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