Explore the Broads
There really is quite simply nothing like messing about on the river. The Norfolk Broads is a truly unique area with such a wide variety of wildlife and amazing scenery. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Norfolk Broads is the largest protected area of wetland with rivers leading to large open shallow broads, surrounded by marshes and reed beds.
As well as popular Broadland destinations such as Horning and Wroxham (often referred to as the "capital of the Broads"), smaller northern Broadland villages such as Hickling, Dilham and Barton Turf offer tranquillity, beauty and stunning waterside views. Venture to the southern broads where the waterways are generally quieter and the rivers are more noticeably tidal. There's also lots of attractions and sight seeing - why not spend the evening at the weekly power boat racing which takes place at Oulton Broad. And as the seasons change so does the Broads - even in the colder months the scenery can be spectacular so wrap up warm and experience a different look to such a stunning wetland area.
Self Drive Day Boat & Canoe Hire
Step onboard one of our self drive day boats or canoes and experience the magic of the wonderful Norfolk Broads. Take a picnic, stop off at a pub or simply tour the rivers - whatever you choose to do you can be sure of a great day out and all our guests receive discount hire.
The Broadland Day Boats are well maintained, clean and easy to handle and if you have never driven a boat before we give comprehensive tuition before you cast off on your adventures. Your safety is of utmost importance to us and all passengers will be issued and fitted with a bouyancy aid. The boats are open plan and have a retractable sunroof and removable canopy so that you can enjoy the river no matter what the weather.
If you fancy something a little more sedate and peaceful why not hire one of our three seater canoes? You can explore the waterways at a much more leisurely pace and can often get up closer to the wildlife, as without the noise from an engine they don't often even realise you are there! You will be issued and fitted with a bouyancy aid and a paddle is provided.
Looking for a self catering holiday with a difference? Experience the magical lock free waterways of the Norfolk Broads in a totally new way - relax and enjoy your holiday as Captain of your very own boat!
Short breaks or longer stays are available throughout the year on our fully equipped, all weather Broads' cruiser "Sutton Dawn". Offering comfortable accommodation for up to three, "Sutton Dawn" gives you the opportunity to explore the Norfolk Broads, relax and enjoy.
Available all year round with full boat handling tuition given before you leave the boatyard.