Looking for some ideas on what to do in the school holidays? Why not try Richardson’s Day Boat Hire! Children will love a day boat trip on the Norfolk Broads, and spending time in the great outdoors on a river trip can be a completely new and exciting experience for those of all ages! Even for those who are veterans of the Broads, there is so much to explore within the Broads National Park that each trip can seem like the first. Norfolk Broads day boat hire is a fantastic option for families and friends!
Norfolk Broads Day Boat Hire
When hiring a day boat from Richardson’s Day Boat Hire in Wroxham, you will be given full tuition on handling the boat (which are really easy to drive!) as well as being provided with buoyancy aids free of charge! It makes Norfolk Broads day boat hire so simple!
Before you leave you will be shown how to drive the boat. Even if the weather isn’t the best, the boats have functioning canopies to protect you from the elements! Our day boats can seat up to 12 people depending on the boat, and the cost of hire for a day boat for one hour starts from just £20. The day boats can be hired per hour, for half day or full day*!
Your length of hire will determine the distance you can travel! Hire for a half day from and you can reach beautiful Horning, one of the most picturesque villages on the Broads. An hour or so’s cruise from our Wroxham marina (depending on whether you want to take it slow or kick it up a notch!), moor up at the nearby pubs and cafes and grab a bite to eat or perhaps something to drink and explore the pretty village! There is a dog-friendly café nearby if bringing the pooch along for the trip.
Hiring for a full day? Set your sights for Potter Heigham! With a pub, shops (including the legendary bargain store Potter Heigham) as well as a fish and chip shop – perfect for a nice lunch! Lathams also has a Flour and Bean café within it, perfect for a cheap eat, or there’s Bridgestones of Potter on Bridge Road, a new addition to the village which offers visitors a filling fare of delicious café food! Perfect when on a Norfolk Broads day boat hire trip.
Another benefit of Norfolk Broads day boat hire is the wildlife paradise that is the Broads National Park! Animals and insects, you may be able to spot on your day in the Broads National Park include – but is certainly not limited to! – otters, kingfishers, butterflies, marsh harriers, swans, owls, ducks, geese and so much more. You can find out more about this topic in the Nature & Wildlife in Norfolk section of our website – simply click here!
Once you have tried the Norfolk Broads you may find you’ve caught the boating bug, as many day visitors to the Broads do, and want to come back as soon as possible! Well, the good news is that we also hire out boats on the Norfolk Broads for week holidays or short breaks! Still finding your river legs? Then try a 2-night taster trip – longer than a day hire but not quite as long as one of our short breaks! These are perfect for those looking to see if the Broads National Park is the holiday destination for them!
Our holiday hire boats have all the facilities you may need, with flushable toilets, showers, bedrooms and fully-equipped galley areas. A longer break on the Broads means that your chances of seeing and doing the many things within this beautiful National Park is better! Considering a longer break with us aboard one of our boats? We have over 300 boats in our fleet – including our Platinum and Classic fleet – meaning we have a boat to suit most budgets and needs! You can see our fleet on our website here, and you can find some helpful tips for First Timers on our website here.
Find out more about pricing and how to book on the Day Boats section of our website here.