Day Boats on the Norfolk Broads
Day Boat Hire On The Norfolk Broads
Experience the Magic of the Norfolk Broads with Day Boat Hire From Wroxham and Hoveton
Are you looking to experience the beauty of the Norfolk Broads? Day boat hire from Wroxham Bridge by the hour, half day, or a full day is one of the best ways to explore the area’s stunning waterways and discover its hidden gems.
Our Wroham day boats are located close to Wroxham Bridge in Hoveton and available to hire from Easter to October half term and can be pre-booked online using the booking panel above.
With its winding rivers and picturesque views, day boat hire on the Norfolk Broads is a truly magical experience.
Day boat hire is also a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy some peace and quiet. It allows you to escape the noise and stress and relax in the tranquil atmosphere of the waterways of Norfolk.
Popular Day Boat Hire Locations on the Norfolk Broads
There are several popular locations. Wroxham is one of the most popular locations for day boat hire and is known as the ‘capital’ of the Broads. Wroxham is home to various boat hire companies, including the Barnes Brinkcraft fleet of day boats, with a good selection of day boat layouts and features to suit multiple requirements.
Another popular location for day boat hire on the Broads is Horning. Horning is a charming village on the River Bure, home to several boat hire companies.
Day Boat Hire Options on the Norfolk Broads
When it comes to day boat hire on the Norfolk Broads, there are various options. Barnes Brinkcraft offers a range of day boats, from canoes to day boats in multiple sizes and designs, including our Sundeck model, which seats up to 9 people on cushioned seating. The type of boat you choose will depend on your needs, so it’s essential to research and find the right boat for you.
Suppose you’re looking for a boat for a whole day. In that case, we have day boats equipped with amenities such as a gas hob, fridge, toilet and their own crockery, making them perfect for a half or full day boat excursions exploring the Broads.
Tips for Planning a Boating Day on the Norfolk Broads
When planning a boat trip on the Norfolk Broads, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, it’s essential to check the availability of the boat you’re interested in hiring. With Barnes Brinkcraft, you can book a day boat online, making it easy to check availability and reserve a boat in advance.
It’s also a good idea to plan your route in advance. This will help you to make the most of your day and ensure you don’t miss any of the Broads’ stunning attractions. We also provide suggested itineraries with each boat related to the length of the hire.
Popular Activities to do on a Day Boat on the Norfolk Broads
One of the best things about day boat hire on the Norfolk Broads is the range of activities you can enjoy. From exploring the Broads’ winding rivers to taking in stunning views and wildlife, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Fishing is also a popular activity on the Broads, and there are fishing tackle shops near to Barnes Brinkcraft’s Wroxham day boat hire centre, where the necessary equipment and supplies can be sourced. Anglers can enjoy a peaceful day of fishing in the Broads’ tranquil waters.
Picnics are also a popular activity on the Broads. Barnes Brinkcraft has picnic day boats perfectly designed for the occasion.
Best Time to Rent a Day Boat on the Norfolk Broads
The best time to rent a boat is during the summer, with the best weather and the longest days, making it the perfect time to explore the Broads. Outside the busiest summer periods, the peace and tranquillity will likely appeal to lovers of nature and wildlife.
Safety Considerations for Day Boating on the Norfolk Broads
Safety is always of the utmost importance. Training and safety equipment such as life jackets and maps are provided.
It’s also important to check the weather forecast before you set off and ensure you have the proper clothing for the conditions. During the summer, temperatures can get surprisingly high, so bringing plenty of water and a hat or sun cream is essential.
Finally, make sure you follow the waterway regulations. The rules include keeping to the right side of the river and staying within the speed limit.
So if you’re looking for the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Norfolk Broads, day boat hire is the ideal option.
If you’d like to learn a little more about handling a day boat before your trip, please watch these helpful videos from the Broads Authority.
Book your Norfolk Broads Day Boat Hire Online with Barnes Brinkcraft and experience the magic of the Norfolk Broads.
Our Day Launches seat up to eight people (total includes babies and toddlers) comfortably with cushioned seating and easy to fold away canvas cover. Easy to operate, no experience required, tuition given. Perfect for families, couples and groups of friends. Available to hire by the hour, part or full day from 9 am-5 pm
Our Picnic Day Boats are the ideal way to explore the hidden delights of the Norfolk Broads. They are 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 includes babies and toddlers). Available to hire by the half or full day from 9 am or 10 am
Our Sunrise boats are a great way to enjoy a fun day out with family & friends. Seats up to 7 (including babies and toddlers) Enjoy alfresco dining in the open plan raised cockpit, sit and relax with a cup of tea (we provide the kettle, please provide your own mugs, milk and sugar) or maybe try your hand at fishing. These boats have a small basic galley with a sink, fridge & hob and a toilet. Available for hire by the day from 8.30 or 9.30 am
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 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 (10 am-4 pm). We base a half-day on 3 hours and a full day on 6 hours, all canoes need to be back by 4 pm.
Our Sundeck day boats are new for 2021. Seat up to nine people (total includes babies and toddlers) with comfortable cushioned seating. Easy to operate, no experience required, tuition given. Perfect for families, and groups of friends. Easy front or side on mooring. Walk on deck. Available to hire for half or full-day from 9 am-6 pm
Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, you can bring a max of 2 dogs with you It’s worth remembering some dogs love being on a boat, but not all. We recommend bringing a dog bed with you. We would recommend the Brinklets for dogs as these are the easiest for them to get on and off.
Yes, we do, via the Broadcaster magazine provided with each hire.
Please see our suggested itinerary here.
There is a speed limit between 3 and 5 mph in this part of the Broads National Park. This is designed to protect the wildlife on the banks from wash caused by boats.
Our boats are easy to walk onto from the rear of the boat.
We have parking for circa 20 cars. There is also plenty of FREE car parking behind the railway station, a 5 min walk away.
Please come prepared for the weather. sun hats, sunscreen and bottled water on hot days, and a flask and an extra coat on chiller days Don’t forget your camera Flat shoes with good grip such as trainers are ideal You might want to pack a picnic
This happens very rarely, and we have our engineers on hand to help out once you let us know you need help Ring the yard on 01603 782625 and select engineers Tell them where you are They will get to you by car if you are accessible, if not they will travel by boat Please be patient, it can take a while for the engineer to get to you Even if you drift into the bank, you are very very unlikely to come to harm on the boat
Callum and his team are on hand to run you through the basics of how to use a boat It is pretty straight forward once you get the hang of it. You can also watch these helpful videos provided by the Broads Authority here
We only collect security deposits from a few clients, click here for details
Yes you can You will need a licence, which can be purchased here Please note we don’t supply mud weights with the boats
Please check the control panel and make sure that the water switch has been turned on. If you still don’t get water please ring 01603 782625 and select engineers
Please check that the gas canister is turned on fully and try again. If this still does not work contact 01603 782625 and select engineers
You must be 18 years or older to hire a day boat. And whilst you can drive a day boat at any age, you must be closely supervised by someone over the age of 18
Yes, fuel is included in the hire of the day boat