Day Boat FAQs

Day Boat FAQs, Barnes Brinkcraft, Wroxham 

  • How do I find you?

  • Do I need to bring life jackets?

    • No  – we’ll provide them for you
    • We have life jackets suitable for babies, children and adults 
    • A few dog life jackets are also available 
  • Can I bring my dog?

    • Yes, you can bring a max of 2 dogs with you 
    • It’s worth remembering some dogs love being on a boat, but not all.  We recommend bringing a dog bed with you
    • We would recommend the Brinklets for dogs as these are the easiest for them to get on and off 
  • Do you provide a map?

    • Yes we do via the Broadcaster magazine, although it’s pretty difficult to get lost on a river 
  • Where can I go?

  • What speed will the boat travel at?

    • There is a speed limit of between 3 and 5 mph in this part of the Broads National Park  
    • This is designed to protect the wildlife on the banks from wash caused by boats 
  • How easy is it to get on board?

    • Our boats are easy to walk onto from the rear of the boat  – see picture here 
  • Where can I park?

    • We have parking for circa 20 cars.  There is also plenty of FREE car parking behind the railway station, a 5 min walk away 
  • What should I bring with me?

    • Please come prepared for the weather.   sun hats, sunscreen and bottled water on hot days, and a flask and an extra coat on chiller days 
    • Don’t forget your camera 
    • Flat shoes with good grip such as trainers are ideal
    • You might want to pack a picnic 
  • What happens if I break down?

    • This happens very rarely, and we have our engineers on hand to help out once you let us know you need help 
    • Ring the yard on 01603 782625 and select engineers 
    • Tell them where you are 
    • They will get to you by car if you are accessible, if not they will travel by boat 
    • Please be patient, it can take a while for the engineer to get to you 
    • Even if you drift into the bank, you are very very unlikely to come to harm on the boat
  • Will I receive instruction?

    • Ian and his team are on hand to run you through the basics of how to use a boat 
    • It is pretty straight forward once you get the hang of it 
  • What is our security deposit policy?

    • We only collect deposits from a very few clients click here for details 
  • Can I fish from the boat? 

    • Yes you can 
    • You will need a licence, which can be purchased here 
    • Please note we don’t supply mud weights with the boats

If you have any further questions please contact sara@barnesbrinkcraft.com