There is nothing so good as messing about on the water – day boat hire route suggestions Norfolk Broads
Once you have picked up your day boat, leave the boatyard and turn left onto the main river, pass some lovely houses on the riverfront.
Take the first exit into Wroxham Broad and practice your day boat handling skills. You could even let the youngsters have a supervised turn at the wheel
There is another exit at the other end of the broad
#Top tip This is a great place to catch a picture of yachts with their full sails up, on a Saturday and Sunday during the sailing season
(A Trip to Wroxham Broad and back will take approx 1 hr to return to the yard)
Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail
Once you have left Wroxham broad, continue for 10 mins and you will find Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail. on your right
The trail is only accessed by boat and is free for you to look around. You will be able to meet the warden and follow the 30 min round trail to Hoveton Great Broad. Learn some more about this amazing environment.
Keep an eye out for the ice cream man. Wave if you want an ice cream delivered to your boat
Almost opposite the nature trail is the entrance to Salhouse Broad. This makes an ideal spot, where you could try your hand at mooring up (there may be a small charge). Have a paddle on the “beach” and feed the ducks.
For those of you who have boats without toilets on board, there are public toilets 5 mins from the beach
(We’d suggest a minimum of a 3-hour trip to enjoy the trail, Wroxham and Salhouse Broad)
#Top Tip: There is no need to moor up to feed the ducks and swans. just pop the boat into neutral and start throwing a little food onto the water – the birds will soon notice you!
#Top Tip: Swans and ducks like to feast on corn, grapes, oats, wheat, lettuce, vegetable trimmings and peas. A little bread will not harm them, but a varied diet is much much better
#Top Tip: Keep an eye out for the magnificent Wherry Yachts, only found in the Broads National Park. You can learn more about them here