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Catch up with the latest news at Barnes Brinkcraft. Our blog features lots of useful info about us and the Norfolk Broads Boat Hire.


BeWILDerwood – Open February Half Term

If you are staying with us in one of riverside self catering properties this February half term week, you might like to know that BeWILDerwood the ‘Curious Treehouse Adventure’ is just 5...

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3 day boating trip. Listen out for the Bittern on Barton Broad

Up the Ant

This 3-day boating trip takes you up the beautiful River Ant from Wroxham.   We have other itineraries here, covering other areas of the Norfolk Broads. – So much...

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Windmills on the Norfolk Broads

Tootle to Thurne

This is a pretty busy suggestion for a 3 night cruise taking in one of our favourite moorings.   It could easily be extended by a week.  The last stop is not suitable for people with dogs, but...

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Norfolk Broads Photograph

And Breathe

This 3-day itinerary for the Norfolk Broads is quite a full one.  Many may take life a little easier and do a trip like this in a week.  The itinerary picks out some interesting spots, and there is...

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Day Boat Hire trip to St Benet's Abbey

Step back in History

You’re hiring a day boat for the day, and wondering where’s best to Visit on the Norfolk Broads? Look no...

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Day Boat Hire For Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea Onboard

A pootle down the river in your Norfolk Broads day boat,  pick up afternoon tea, or possibly a pint and a pootle back, what could be...

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Salhouse Broad - Norfolk Broads

Messing about on the Water

There is nothing so good as messing about on the water – day boat hire route suggestions Norfolk...

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3 day boating trip - View of the bridge from Wroxham Hotel

Barnes Brinkcraft Webcam Up And Running Again

Horray Barnes Brinkcrafts webcam is up and running on our new website. Yet again, you can grab the opportunity to wave at your nearest and dearest whilst on a boat in the Norfolk Broads Admittedly,...

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First Night On The Norfolk Broads

First Night Aboard: Boating on the Norfolk Broads

The first night aboard during your boating holiday can often fly by, and it’s time to moor up before you know it. Planning where to moor on the Broads ahead of time can save a lot of last...

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Last minute availability and offers!

"A very easy booking process, with staff always happy to answer any questions by phone beforehandThe boat, Duet 2, was well equipped, with everything needed for a single holidaymaker (although next time I’ll bring my own duvet as the nights got cold!)The training run before being let loose on the river, Harry was very patient and positive when explaining and showing what needed to be done, from basic knots to manoeuvring and mooring the boatAll in all, excellent value for money"
- Alex McLean
"just had the most amazing week on the Broads on the Melody 2, I highly recommend this company"
- Philip Perllan
"Helpful staff and a well maintained boat made for an amazing weekend away with old friends."
- Andy Cox
"Served us perfectly on our honeymoon! 💞 ..."
- Robin Om Shanti
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