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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Water Elite 6R 2B Eleanor (BH2102)

Autherley Junction, Staffordshire

Two king size doubles, two full bathrooms and large comfortable saloon.

This boat has:

Dimensions:20.19m (66ft 3in)

Prices from £1295-£2389 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Water Elite 6R 2B Eleanor

Fjord Emperor (BH1706)

Middlewich, Cheshire

Well designed and finished narrowboat.

This boat has:

Dimensions:21.03m (69ft)

Prices from £1085-£2075 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Fjord Emperor

Windermere (HBB1021)

Bunbury, Cheshire

Large, well appointed narrowboat – ideal for two families or groups.

This boat has:

Dimensions:21.30m (70ft)

Prices from £1679-£2344 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Pets:2
  • 5
Windermere

Pink Champagne (BH1319)

Stalham, Norfolk

Ideal two family cruiser with large aft sundeck.

This boat has:

Dimensions:13.71m x 3.81m (45ft x 12ft 6in)

Prices from £972-£2128 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Pink Champagne

Liberty (BH2541)

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Perfect for larger groups and family parties. The stern is a cruiser stern, which gives a reasonably large area for the rear deck, allowing for some of the crew to stand next to the skipper whilst cruising.

This boat has:

Dimensions:19.50m (64ft)

Prices from £1059-£2159 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Liberty

Wrenbury Goose (BH1643)

Wrenbury, Cheshire

Spacious narrowboat sleeping up to eight.

This boat has:

Dimensions:21.03m (69ft)

Prices from £1254-£2863 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Wrenbury Goose

Brinks Emperor (BBA90)

Wroxham, Norfolk

Basic but comfortable cruiser offering accommodation in separate cabins great for groups of friends.

This boat has:

Dimensions:14.63m x 3.73m (48ft x 12ft 3in)

Prices from £1124-£2295 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Pets:2
  • 7
Brinks Emperor

Andromeda (BH2594)

Andromeda

Large fully equipped canal boat catering for large groups or families.

This boat has:

Dimensions:19.81m (65ft)

Prices from £1679-£2344 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Andromeda

Lily (BH2540)

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

New in 2017 season, this boat offers a high level of comfort and is perfect for family groups.

This boat has:

Dimensions:18.89m (62ft)

Prices from £1045-£2239 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Lily

Taransay (BH1453)

Inverness, Inverness-shire

Recommended for six to eight with four cabins and two shower/WCs.

This boat has:

Dimensions:12.00m x 3.96m (39ft x 13ft 6in)

Prices from £1365-£2217 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Pets:2
  • 5
Taransay

Lacewing (BH2361)

Trevor, Shropshire

Spacious and practical layout designed for groups or large families.

This boat has:

Dimensions:19.51m (64ft)

Prices from £1529-£2124 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Lacewing

Tranquility (BH2229)

Bath, Somerset

A well appointed and popular boat comfortably accommodating larger families or groups.

This boat has:

Dimensions:19.51m (64ft)

Prices from £1134-£2124 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Tranquility
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