07/04/2021

Pet Friendly Boating Holidays

Bring the whole family on holiday, and that doesn't just mean the kids.

07 April 2021
Pet Friendly Boating Holidays s


Pet-Friendly
Boating Holidays on the Norfolk Broads

 
At Barnes Brinkcraft we are very used to seeing the whole family on holiday, and that doesn’t just mean the kids
 

Which boat should I choose for a pet-friendly boating holiday?

 
Lots of our customers bring their dogs and a few even bring their cats too. We happily accept pets on all our boats, and in all our holiday cottages. We’ve chosen the list of boats below because they are easier for dogs (especially larger ones) to get on and off. The boats may have lower sides or wider decks.
 
Dog Life Jackets for your boating holiday
We have a selection of dog life jackets available at the boatyard from size small to xl. Try one on Rover for size when you arrive.
 

Where can I walk my dog on the Norfolk Broads?

 
The Beautiful Norfolk Broads makes a very good venue for a dog-friendly holiday. With plenty of walks
 
Our favourite moorings with good walks are
  • St Benets Abbey
    • you can make this walk as long or as short as you wish. Call in at the Dog or Kings Head on your way
  • Salhouse Broad
    • Its a great place to let your dog off the lead for a short run before bed. 20 mins gets you to the Fur and Feather Pub, And if you feel like stretching your legs further this is a great option
  • Wroxham to Coltishall – Round Walk
    • There is a lovely dog walk that takes you along the riverside into Coltishall, and then you can return via the path next to the single gauge railway running between Wroxham and Aylsham
  • For more suggestions, the Broads Authority have some excellent suggestions here 
Almost all pubs and restaurants on the Norfolk Broads are pretty pet friendly, it’s worth checking in advance about any restrictions in restaurants though 

How much does it cost to take my dog on a boating holiday?

 
We charge an extra £35 per dog on board (max 2 dogs) and will supply dog life jackets for a refundable deposit of £10
 

Top tips for bringing your pet onboard your boat

 
A boat can be a strange environment for dogs to start with. To help settle them, please bring their own bed or blanket and a selection of their own toys. If you have a small soft travel cage it may also help them feel at home. Ensure you make a place for them and their water bowl
 
Don’t forget to pack the lead, poo bags and any medicine they need. It may also be useful to add a dog towel if they have a habit of swimming (wet dogs in a boat are not a match made in heaven!)
 
please don’t let your pet up on the seating unless you’ve put a cover on it
 
Top tip – make sure your pet is in a cabin when mooring up. That prevents them from jumping off the back of the boat when you least expect them to.
 
The nearest Vets to Barnes Brinkcrafts boatyard is Bridge Vets in Wroxham a 5 min walk away 01603 783920
 
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We have carefully chosen these boats as they are best suited having a pet on board.

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Brinks Chorus 2+2 Berth Norfolk Broads Boat
Elite Fleet

CHORUS

Sleeps 2+2

New for 2024, a Norfolk Broads Boat Built to a luxurious private spec ...

from £132.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
Luxury Boat Hire Norfolk Broads Holiday Boats From Barnes Brinkcraft
Elite Fleet

PRELUDE

Sleeps 8 + 2

Brinks Prelude a New Norfolk Broads Boat Built by Barnes Brinkcraft for friends and family to enjoy...

from £232.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

DUET

Sleeps 2+1

A light and airy cruiser with good accommodation for two people....

from £65.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

ROYALL SATIN

Sleeps 2+1

A very comfortable and spacious boat for couples, very easy to handle....

from £94.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

ROYALL VELVET 2

Sleeps 2+1

An extremely comfortable 2 berth cruiser with a 'walkaround' double berth.  ...

from £80.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

ROYALL VELVET 3

Sleeps 2+1

The single level design interior makes this a great boat for anyone with mobility problems....

from £80.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

ROYALL SWAN

Sleeps 2+1

A very spacious and comfortable boat, ideal for couples. ...

from £102.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

SONNET

Sleeps 2+2

 A modern single level cruiser that will pass under all Broads bridges at low tide....

from £88.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

BELMORE

Sleeps 2+2

A practical boat for 'all seasons' boating fitted with a bow thruster for easy manoeurvering....

from £81.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
encore-plus-holiday-boat
Elite Fleet

ENCORE-PLUS

Sleeps 2+2

NEW 2020 and 2021 -  This boat is designed to get to parts of the Norfolk Broads that other boats c...

from £112.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
Brinks Encore Norfolk Broads Boat Hire
Elite Fleet

ENCORE

Sleeps 2+2

This boat was built in 2017 season - A classic design single level cruiser with a modern interior. ...

from £100.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
omega_main
Mid Range

OMEGA

Sleeps 2+2

A very spacious and comfortable cruiser, perfect for all seasons....

from £77.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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No Frills

JAZZ

Sleeps 2+2

Ideal for couple or small family, perfect for first time boaters...

from £59.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

REGAL STAR

Sleeps 2+2

A stylish comfortable and easy to handle cruiser....

from £75.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

BELMORE TC

Sleeps 3

A practical boat for 'all seasons' boating fitted with a bow thruster for easy manoeurvering....

from £75.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

BLENHEIM

Sleeps 4

A very spacious cruiser for up to 4 people, wide side decks and easy access at the bow and stern....

from £102.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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No Frills

RAPIDE

Sleeps 4

A dual steer cruiser with a spacious outside deck area to enjoy the sunshine....

from £89.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
Brinks Tempo - Luxury Hire Boat Norfolk Broads
Elite Fleet

TEMPO

Sleeps 4+2

New. Boats built from 2019 to 2022  A seriously comfortable boat with excellent electronics make th...

from £146.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
serenade_main
Elite Fleet