PLAN YOUR CRUISE

Places to eat and drink

Plenty of traditional pubs, cafes and shops line the river bank with easily accessible mooring spaces to secure your boat. Alternatively, eat along the way by bringing a picnic!

Wildlife

Our boats are electric and quiet, causing less disturbance to wildlife along the river. Bring your binoculars and watch beautiful birds, fish and more in their natural habitat.

Fun for all the family

Our boat trips are safe and enjoyable for any age. We provide buoyancy aids for all ages and recommend river routes based on the members of your group so everybody enjoys their day.

1 HOUR HIRE

 

Thurne

With a set of moorings available and the Lion Inn, the village is something of a paradise for those exploring the Broads by boat. The Weaver’s way footpath also passes through to Great Yarmouth from Cromer so you can moor up and explore on dry land too.

 

Womack Staithe

Mooring for Ludham Village, about 15min walk to the village shops and pub. Approached by a meander past the wherry trust moorings Hunters yard and spectacular riverside houses.

 

2 HOUR HIRE

 

St Benet's Abbey

1,000 years ago this isolated spot on Norfolk's River Bure was a thriving monastery dominating the area. Today the Norfolk Archaeological Trust owns St Benet's Abbey. You are invited to visit the Abbey and to explore this website for practical information and historical facts.

 

3 HOUR HIRE

Hickling

The largest of the Broads, NWT Hickling Broad is a year-round haven for wildlife. It holds a significant percentage of the UK population of common crane as well as important breeding numbers of bittern, marsh harrier bearded tit and Cetti’s warbler. Barn owl is almost guaranteed and you may see kingfisher if you are lucky.

 
 

Horsey

Newly restored and reopened for 2019, Horsey Windpump is the youngest and largest windpump to be found in the Norfolk Broads. For those that are able make it to the top, they are rewarded with some of the most spectacular views in the area.

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4 HOUR HIRE

Ranworth

Ranworth contains a wide range of habitats and a fantastic variety of wildlife, all to be seen from 750m of boardwalk. Visit the floating visitor centre and join in their activites for all ages.

 
 

Horning

A picturesque waterside broadland village which lines the northern bank of the River Bure, stretching for about a mile, and has many waterside properties (best viewed from a boat). There are waterside pubs, shops, restaurant, tea-rooms, boat trips and other attractions to enjoy.

 

5 HOUR HIRE

Hoveton

Hoveton Great Broad is one of the largest yet most secret lakes in The Broads. It's a key part of an internationally-important wetland landscape... created entirely by man! Open from April to October, the Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail can be reached by boat and there are free moorings for visitors taking a trip down the River Bure. The trail takes from 30 minutes to one hour to go around.

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Wroxham

Hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops and the infamous department store, Roys. Wroxham contains many visitor attractions including a riverside park, Miniature Worlds indoor model museum, the Bure Valley steam railway and nearby Hoveton Hall gardens and Wroxham Barns craft centre. Wroxham Broad is home to the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club.

 

Please note: times are estimates and do not allow for weather, tide or stops made.

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Day Boat Hire

Safe, easy to use and great fun for all ages. Cruise along the river in our 6-12 seater boats and take turns behind the wheel! Can't decide where to go on your cruise? We'll offer our local recommendations based on your group when you arrive.

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FIND US

Phoenix Fleet Ltd, Repps Staithe Boatyard, Potter Heigham, Norfolk, NR29 5JQ

Opening times: 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week (in high season)