This year the season starts on March 26, 2017 and ends on Oct. 31, 2017

Norfolk Broads Day Boats    RE-OPENING SUNDAY 26TH MARCH '17

The Norfolk Broads or as it is now known 'The Broads National Park', is a magical area made up of a collection of around 40 inland lakes connected by rivers. With over 125 miles of fascinating waterways to explore and many wonderful places to visit, we believe that the best way to explore the Norfolk Broads is by boat. Once afloat, you will understand the charm of this wonderful hidden area and its unique wildlife. Please find below our range of day boats available for hire. All prices are per boat and include fuel, buoyancy jackets for all ages and sizes, full tuition (no experience required) and car parking (subject to availability). 

We reserve the right to request a security deposit for single sex parties and from other groups where the Management feels it may be necessary.


Call 01603 782625 Option 2 to book.

Day Boat
Capacity 8 Persons
Hire from £ 18 Per Hour
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Our Day Launches seat up to eight people comfortably with cushioned seating and easy to fold away canvas cover. Easy to operate, no experience required, full tuition given. Perfect for families, couples and groups of friends.

Available to hire by the hour, part or full day from 9am-6pm


Picnic Boat
Capacity 7 Persons
Hire from £ 79 Half Day
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Our Picnic Boats are the ideal way to explore the hidden delights of the Norfolk Broads. They are both 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). 

Available to hire by the half or full day from 9am-5pm or 10am-6pm

Brinks Sunrise
Capacity 7 Persons
Hire from £ 150 per Day
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Our Sunrise boats are a great way to enjoy a fun day-out with family & friends. Enjoy alfresco dining in the open plan raised cockpit, sit and relax with a cup of tea or maybe try your hand at fishing.  These boats have a small basic galley with a sink, fridge & hob and a toilet & shower. 

Available for hire by the day from 9am-5pm


Capacity 4 Persons
Hire from £ 25 Half Day
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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 never seeing another soul but 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 (10am-4pm) A half day is based on 3 hours and a full day is based on 6 hours, all canoes need to be back by 4pm.

Evening Cruise
Evening Cruise
Capacity 8 Persons
Hire from £

On warm sunny days, weekends and Bank Holidays our Day Boats are very busy, if you cannot get a day hire, why not try our fantastic value 'Early Evening Cruise' from 6.00pm - 8.00pm for just £30.00   Telephone bookings only - 01603 782625

Pack a picnic or barbeque, or potter along to a riverside pub and enjoy the evening tranquility of the Broads. 

Please note the evening cruise is not available during school holidays in July & August.

Season Dates
Off Peak
26th Mar - 27th May
5th Jun - 22 July
1st Sept - 31st Oct
Peak Season
28th May - 04 June
23rd July - 31st August

Off Peak includes Easter and May Day Bank Holiday

All prices are per boat and include fuel and bouyancy jackets

Barnes Marine Units Ltd Riverside Road Wroxham Norwich NR12 8UD Registered in England & Wales Reg 1321482