This year the season starts on March 30, 2018 and ends on Oct. 27, 2018

Norfolk Broads Day Boats   

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). Please note that the seating capacity includes babies and toddlers.

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.

Sovereign Waters
Capacity 12 Persons
Hire for £ 250 per Day
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NEW FOR THE 2017 SEASON  'Sovereign Waters' is a great self drive boat to enjoy a fun day out with family & friends.  At 34' long, this is the largest cruiser in our Day Boat fleet which will seat 12 people, this is the ideal boat for larger groups to all enjoy a day out together on the Norfolk Broads together.

Comfortable seating in a spacious saloon for up to 12 people, with a split sliding sunshine roof.  There is a galley on-board with a full sized fridge, 2 burner gas hob, grill and small oven*, and a toilet with wash basin.  

Available for hire by the day from 9am-5pm  £250.

*Please note that only a kettle and mugs are provided on this boat.  If you wish to use the cooking facilities you will need to bring your own equipment.

Day Boat
Capacity 8 Persons
Hire from £ 18 per Hour
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Our Day Launches seat up to eight people (total includes babies and toddlers) 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 per 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 includes babies and toddlers). 

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. Seats up to 7 (total includes babies and toddlers) 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 per 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.

Season Dates
Off Peak
30th Mar - 25th May
4th Jun - 21st July
1st Sept - 27th Oct
Peak Season
26th May - 3rd June
22nd 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