Barnes Brinkcraft is a family run business, offering Boating Holidays, Self-Catering Holiday Properties plus Dayboats . We’ve been operating our boatyard in Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads for more than 40 years. In January 2017 we incorporated Royalls Boatyard with all their hire boats, and in the Autumn of the same year acquired the Alphacraft Cruisers from Brundall.
We run a mixed fleet of boats, from the most modern and up to date hire craft with some amazing features to traditional broads hire boats that have been known and loved for many years. We now have over 90 boats, or cruisers ranging in size from 2 berth right through to 12 berth. We also have 15 riverside self-catering properties, sleeping between 4 and 16 people, they even come with their own dayboat to help you explore the broads*.
The boats and holiday cottages are specifically designed, built or chosen by Barnes Brinkcraft to help you make the most of the Norfolk Broads National Park. Please use the guides on this website or contact our really knowledgable booking team to help you choose the right boat or holiday.
If you are looking for a little onboard luxury our Elite Fleet of cruisers may be just what you are looking for. These boats have some 'mod cons' not normally associated with boating holidays. The Elite fleet boats are provided with a welcome pack and a bottle of Cava to start your holiday off in style, Great complimentary toiletries in case you forgot to pack the soap, in addition, towels and 2 outside parking spaces are included. All of the Elite Fleet have mobile wifi fitted onboard (T&Cs apply).
Visiting Wroxham for a short period and want to get on the water, we have a dayboat site, hiring boats and canoes to suit families and fishermen from Easter to end October. These can be hired out from an hour to a day.
Whatever the type of holiday accommodation you choose, Barnes Brinkcraft is very happy for you to bring your pets with you. We even provide Dog Life Jackets.
*Dayboats are not provided in the summer holidays, and, for some holiday homes during some other peak weeks, please see individual property details to confirm availability