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Dog Friendly Boating Holidays

Here at Richardson’s we understand how important it is to have your four-legged friend accompany you on your holiday. As a result, we have designated boats where we welcome pets for an extra charge of £35 per pet. Dog friendly boating holidays are relaxing for both you and the pooch!

The Broads National Park makes a perfect holiday destination for both you and your dogs! There are plenty of walks and dog-friendly pubs for you to explore along the river banks. Why not moor up at Loddon Staithe for example and explore the marshes before settling down at The Swan, a dog-friendly pub offering contemporary pub grub.

The Broads have plenty more dog-friendly walks – we particularly enjoy the walks around Ludham marshes and Salhouse Broad to name a few, but there are endless opportunities when it comes to keeping your pet pooch entertained during your holiday!

Below, we have some destinations listed for pet friendly boating holidays, exploring options in the area!

Plus, here are some of our top tips for taking your pet on one of Richardson’s dog friendly boating holidays:

🐾 Your pet may take time to adjust: your pet may take a little time to get used to their new home on the water, so be sure to bring some home comforts with you. They will appreciate their pet bed, as well as some treats and much-loved toys. You may find that your pet comes to sit with you when the engine is on for some reassurance at first.

🐾 Bring a pet friendly buoyancy aids: We have a limited number of pet friendly buoyancy aids to suit most sizes, available from the marina. However, we recommend investing in your own to ensure the best fit.

🐾 Don’t forget the essentials: Your pet will need their food bowl and clean drinking water for on board. They will also need a lead and ‘doggy’ bags for when on dry land.

🐾 Be wary of other wildlife: Try to keep an eye on your pet if they are getting excited as they make take you by surprise and end up in the water!

Our pet friendly boating holidays are not strictly limited to dogs, with past holidaymakers bringing their cats and even pet parrots! However, if you plan to bring a pet other than a dog please get in touch before you make your booking to ensure they can come along for the ride!

We hope that you and your furry friends enjoy many happy holidays with us at Richardson’s!

*Maximum number of pets per boat is 2, unless otherwise agreed by marina in advance of booking.