Norfolk Broads Day Boats - OPEN FROM EASTER

The Norfolk Broads or as it is now known 'The Broads National Park', is a magical area made up of a collection of around 40 inland lakes connected by rivers. With over 125 miles of fascinating waterways to explore and many wonderful places to visit, we believe that the best way to explore the Norfolk Broads is by boat. Once afloat, you will understand the charm of this wonderful hidden area and its unique wildlife. Please find below our range of day boats available for hire. All prices are per boat and include fuel, buoyancy jackets for all ages and sizes, full tuition (no experience required) and car parking (subject to availability). 

We reserve the right to request a security deposit for single sex parties and from other groups where the Management feels it may be necessary.


Call 01603 782625 Option 2 to book.

Day Boat
Capacity 8 Persons
Hire from £ 16 Per Hour

Our Day Launches seat up to eight people comfortably with cushioned seating and easy to fold away canvas cover. Easy to operate, no experience required, full tuition given. Perfect for families, couples and groups of friends.

Available to hire by the hour, part or full day from 9am-6pm

Picnic Boat
Capacity 7 Persons
Hire from £ 61 Half Day

Our Picnic Boats are the ideal way to explore the hidden delights of the Norfolk Broads. They are both easy to get on and off. Offering full protection from any changes in the weather. Great for families young and old, suitable for up to 7 people (total). 

Available to hire by the half or full day from 9am-5pm or 10am-6pm

Capacity 4 Persons
Hire from £ 23 Half Day

Come and join us the water's Lovely!

Canoeing allows near silent exploration. You can paddle down miles of quiet, undisturbed dyke's & waterways. Often never seeing another soul but often seeing some of the Broads best kept secrets. Look out for Swallow Tail Butterflies, Kingfishers and Otters. 

Available for a half day or full days hire (10am-4pm) A half day is based on 3 hours and a full day is based on 6 hours, all canoes need to be back by 4pm.

Brinks Sunrise
Capacity 7 Persons
Hire from £ 140 per Day

Our Sunrise boats are a great way to enjoy a fun day-out with family & friends. Enjoy alfresco dining in the open plan raised cockpit, sit and relax with a cup of tea or maybe try your hand at fishing.  These boats have a small basic galley with a sink, fridge & hob and a toilet & shower. 

Available for hire by the day from 9am-5pm


Day Boat
Capacity 8 Persons
Hire from £ 16 Per Hour

On warm sunny days, weekends and Bank Holidays our Day Boats are very busy and booking is essential.

If you cannot get a day hire, why not try our fantastic value 'Early Evening Cruise' from 6.00pm - 8.00pm for just £25.00   Please note the evening cruise is not available during school holidays in July & August.

Pack a picnic or barbeque, or potter along to a riverside pub and enjoy the evening tranquility of the Broads. 

Day Boat
Capacity 8 Persons
Hire from £ 16 Per Hour

Local business 'Bouchon' based in Wroxham can now supply you with a delicious deli picnic to take with you on your day out.  Fresh french bread, cheeses, cold meats and pates.

Give them a call on 01603 784990 and they will have it ready to collect before you pick up your Day Boat.

Season Dates
Low Season
1st Mar - 27th May
2nd Oct - 5th Nov
Mid Season
6th June - 20th July
5th Sept - 1st October
High Season
28th May - 05 June
21st July - 4th September

High season includes all bank holiday weekends

All prices are per boat and include fuel and bouyancy jackets

Barnes Marine Units Ltd Riverside Road Wroxham Norwich NR12 8UD Registered in England & Wales Reg 1321482