Day Boat Hire

Day Boat & Picnic Boat Hire on the Norfolk Broads (for up to 12 people).
Explore the Norfolk Broads at your own pace in one of our self drive day boats. No experience is necessary, we will give full instruction before you take the boat and of course everyone on board will be given a life jacket.
Pets Welcome!   FREE Parking!


From our base at Wayford, just off the main A149 we offer a choice of four different boats, with the largest ‘Jumbo’ seating up to 12 people.  Our marina is on the River Ant, which is a great place to start your Norfolk Broads adventure.  There are plenty of places to stop for a picnic, bar-b-que or a pub lunch.

We will supply you with a map and of course our helpful staff will be happy to give you some ‘local insider’ information on the best places to see before you leave.

Peak season 25th May – 2nd June ’24, July & August ’24

Off peak Easter to 25th May, 3rd – 30th June, September & October ’24


Electric Dayboat, seating for up to 8 people.

The new electric day boat is a popular choice, ‘Eco Friendly’ it is super quiet and easy to operate.  Get up close to wildlife (they won’t hear you coming!)  Booking essential!

Built to the same design as our popular ‘Thunderbird’ picnic boat, it is fully equipped with a small galley – 2 ring burner, crockery and running water – Ideal to make tea and coffee aboard.  This new boat also has a W.C. and a large sunshine roof.

Off Peak – 2 Hrs £75,  4 Hrs £100,  1 Day 9am-4pm £160

Off Peak – 2 Days £275,  3 Days £410,  1 Week £695

Peak Season – 2 Hrs £75,  4 Hrs 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm £100, 1 Day 9am-4pm £185

Thunderbird

Picnic Boat – Thunderbird    Seating for 8 people

‘Thunderbird’ is one of our newly designed picnic boats, it is fully equipped with a small galley – 2 ring burner, crockery and running water – Ideal to make tea and coffee aboard. Our picnic boats also have a W.C. and a large sunshine roof.

Simple to drive with good visibility and manoeuvrability, the ideal choice for a day out on the water.

Off Peak – 2 Hrs £75,  4 Hrs £100,  1 Day 9am-4pm £160

Off Peak – 2 Days £275,  3 Days £410,  1 Week £695

Peak Season – 2 Hrs £75,  4 Hrs 9am – 1pm £135, or 1pm – 5pm £145,  Day 9am-4pm £185

Dayboat

Day Boat – Seating for up to 8 people (prices below)

Our day boats are fitted with a fold down canopy so that you can enjoy the sunshine as you travel along the rivers and enjoy the charm of the Norfolk Broads. The canopy is easy to raise should the weather turn chilly or showery.

Easy to drive and perfect for families or groups of friends to enjoy.

Off Peak – 2 Hrs £45,  4 Hrs £75,  1 Day 9am-4pm £110

Off Peak – 2 Days £200,  3 Days £295,  1 Week £565

Peak Season – 2 Hrs £50,  4 Hrs 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm £90, 1 Day 9am-4pm£130

Picnic Boat – Jumbo Seating for 12 people (prices below)

‘Jumbo’ is the largest of our picnic boats, it has a galley – 2 ring burner, crockery and running water – Ideal to make tea and coffee aboard. Our picnic boats also have a w.c. and a large sunshine roof and ‘Jumbo’ has space to sit outside in the forward & aft wells too.

Easy to drive with plenty of space, this is the ideal choice for groups of friends or large families to enjoy a day on the without the expense of having to hire 2 boats.

Off Peak – 2 Hrs £75, 4 Hrs 9am-1pm £125 or 1pm-5pm £155, 1 Day 9am-4pm £200

Peak Season – 2 Hrs £95, 4 Hrs 9am-1pm £150 or 1pm-5pm £185, 1 Day 9am-4pm £255

 

Picnic Boat – Ensign 21 Seating for up to 9 people

Our ‘Ensign 21’ picnic boats have a small galley on-board with a 2 ring gas hob, grill & small oven, a sink, and crockery ideal for making a cup of tea or rustling up a light lunch to enjoy as you cruise along. An easy to slide canopy ensures that you have a great day out whatever the weather. Our picnic boats also have a W.C.

Easy to drive and and very comfortable, perfect for a day cruise.

Off Peak – 2 Hrs £75,  4 Hrs £100,  1 Day 9am-4pm £160

Off Peak – 2 Days £275,  3 Days £410,  1 Week £695

Peak Season – 2 Hrs £75,  4 Hrs 9am – 1pm £135, or 1pm – 5pm £145,  Day 9am-4pm £185

Arrange a floating picnic or afternoon tea – booking essential!  Contact Rebecca 07557 406815

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Customer Reviews

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Paul M – Oct ‘23

Hired a picnic day boat for a days fishing. Boat was amazing 2 burner hob with kettle and cups/crockery. Boat was comfortable, well ed and easy to handle. Staff in the office were friendly and very helpful. Will definitely be coming back!

Kirsty M – April ‘23

Hire a boat for day, very helpful - Lovely , nice chilled day on Norfolk broads

Karen P – Mar ‘23

We hired a day boat today (Thunderbird 2) from 9 till 4 full day. Check in was quick and easy , we were on our within 10 mins , guy who seen to us explained all the controls and how to use everything and safety. We had a fabulous day (we had packed a picnic) we cruised all day , would definitely hire from them again. Oh and the guy who helped us back in to the mooring thank you , we were ok going forward but reversing it we were rubbish.