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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Golden Finch (BCH69)

Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire

Spacious and comfortable two berth.

This boat has:

Dimensions:17.37m (57ft)

Prices from £939-£1344 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Pets:2
  • 1
Golden Finch

Alvechurch Thrush (BH1635)

Alvechurch, Worcestershire

Spacious 66ft narrowboat for parties up to six.

This boat has:

Dimensions:20.12m (66ft)

Prices from £1074-£2463 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Pets:2
  • 3
Alvechurch Thrush

Askrigg (BH2358)

Trevor, Shropshire

A larger narrowboat, offering plenty of room in the cabin and flexible sleeping options.

This boat has:

Dimensions:19.81m (67ft)

Prices from £1300-£2124 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Pets:2
  • 3
Askrigg

Gailey Derwent (BH1685)

Gailey, Staffordshire

Well designed and maintained narrowboat.

This boat has:

Dimensions:18.28m (60ft)

Prices from £904-£2163 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Pets:3
  • 3
Gailey Derwent

Brinks Royale (BBB20)

Wroxham, Norfolk

Spacious cruiser with sheltered cockpit providing an ideal sun-trap.

This boat has:

Dimensions:9.20m x 3.35m (30ft 6in x 11ft)

Prices from £556-£1073 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Pets:2
  • 2
Brinks Royale

Lydia (BH2538)

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Perfect for couples. The stern is a semi-traditional stern, which gives a reasonably large area for the rear deck with seating next to the skipper. Stove in the saloon for cosy nights on-board. Coal and kindling are on-board, you can purchase more fuel on arrival at the marina as well.

This boat has:

Dimensions:17.07m (56ft)

Prices from £765-£1555 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Pets:2
  • 2
Lydia

Broadland (BH1066)

Wroxham, Norfolk

Comfortable houseboat for up to four.

This boat has:

Dimensions:10.06m (33ft) Beam 3.96m (13ft)

Prices from £379-£715 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Pets:0
  • 2
Broadland

Brinks Romany 2 (BBB33)

Wroxham, Norfolk

Comfortable cruiser for larger parties.

This boat has:

Dimensions:12.80m x 3.66m (42ft x 12ft)

Prices from £930-£1824 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Brinks Romany 2

Aquila (BH2587)

Aquila

Spacious and modern narrowboat with cutting edge facilities.

This boat has:

Dimensions:19.81m (65ft)

Prices from £1459-£1904 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Pets:2
  • 2
Aquila

Alvechurch Goose (BH1626)

Alvechurch, Worcestershire

Spacious narrowboat sleeping up to eight.

This boat has:

Dimensions:21.03m (69ft)

Prices from £1244-£2863 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • 4
Alvechurch Goose

Union Gosling (BH2332)

Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Practical narrowboat for any party type.

This boat has:

Dimensions:19.20m (63ft)

Prices from £1074-£2463 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Pets:2
  • 3
Union Gosling

Ashby (BH2585)

Stoke Golding, Warwickshire

Perfect for a small family or couples looking for more space.

This boat has:

Dimensions:16.80m (55ft)

Prices from £824-£1475 based on available 7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Pets:3
  • 2
Ashby
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