Explore by boat

There’s no better way to explore the stunning Norfolk Broads than by travelling on them, so why not find a boat that suits you and set sail for an unforgettable day out, with plenty of pubs and stops along the way. There are endless routes for you to explore with hidden delights and incredible views at every turn – no two days are ever the same. Whether you’re passionate about wildlife, bird spotting or fancy yourself as a master at the helm, exploring the Broads National Park by boat promises something for everyone.

Day Boats

There’s nothing more picturesque than taking a boat out for the day, which is why we have teamed up with Herbert Woods to offer you 25% off Day Boat Hire during your stay. Simply show your booking confirmation at Herbert Woods to redeem this offer. Whether you’re exploring the Broads as a couple or in a larger group, Herbert Woods day boats can cater to parties of all sizes. With so many routes to choose from, you can be captain for the day and set the course for your very own Broads exploration.

With a pay-per-hour tariff, free mooring throughout the Broads and a first-come first-served hire system, this is a great no-strings-attached way to explore the stunning waterways at your leisure.

Picnic Boats

For a real adventure, it’s essential to pack a good picnic, which is where a Picnic boat makes the perfect companion for your day out on The Broads. These nifty numbers from Herbert Woods come complete with everything you could ever need to rustle up a mouth-watering picnic for up to 10 people. Picnic boat amenities include a single gas hob, fridge, crockery, cutlery, glassware and a sink and toilets – what more could you need?

Picture yourself moored up at the perfect spot, with delightful views of the Broads and a delicious picnic to boot. We know we can!

Canoe Hire

For something a little different, why not consider exploring the Norfolk Broads by canoe? This is a sure-fire way to experience the Broads from a new angle and really get to grips with the waterways! You’ll get to paddle your way through all of the little-known tributaries and backwaters that are off-limits to bigger boats, making this a one-of-a-kind day out.

Three of you will be able to enjoy one of Herbert Woods Canadian Canoes, whereas parties of two might prefer to set sail in a two-man kayaks. For the real adventurers, you can even pack your overnight essentials and head for a stay at Salhouse Broad’s Camping Corner.

Where You Can Go

With 125 miles of lock-free waterways at your fingertips, it can be a tough call deciding where to set your course to for your day out on The Broads, which is why people tend to visit time and time again! Soak up the sights in locations such as Wroxham (perfect for a lunchtime stop off) all the way to the attractions of Great Yarmouth!

So whether you’re partial to a pretty waterside town, a spot of birdwatching or are keen to conquer some serious miles whilst on deck – the Broads can provide you with it all!


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