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How To Book Your Boating Holiday

Booking a boating holiday with us at Norfolk Broads Direct couldn’t be simpler.  Just select the Broads cruiser to suit your needs from our fleet of over 25 different classes. If you need further advice on making the perfect choice please feel free to telephone us on 01603 782207, a member of our friendly and experienced booking team will be happy to help.

Holiday Durations

Next you will need to decide how long you wish to spend afloat.  Whether you would prefer to take a long weekend, extended mid-week break or a full week’s holiday or maybe even longer, we can be as flexible as you wish.

Choose from a 3 night break, Friday to Monday or Saturday to Tuesday.  Midweek breaks can be Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday.  Weekly holidays can start on a Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Saturday.  Longer holidays can also start on any of these days.

For a short break the boat can be collected from 2:30pm, with weekly holidays starting at 4pm, all boats need to be returned by 9am on day of departure. (Please see individual cruiser information for individual start dates).


The cost of the boat is dependent on your start date and the duration of your holiday.

We now offer ‘All Inclusive’ boating holidays which means you benefit from a free tank of fuel, unlimited wifi and free outdoor parking for the duration of your holiday. You boat hire cost will also include a damage waiver.

For 2 week holidays, save 10% or 15% off the lowest priced week. See our Special Offers page for more information and date restrictions.

Please be aware, Norfolk Broads Direct require a minimum of 2 adults staying on each cruiser.


Start your holiday with a full tank of fuel ready to explore the beautiful waterways, which should be more than enough to see you through your holiday.

Damage Waiver

We offer a damage waiver with every boat hire. Our new ‘All Inclusive’ package covers you for accidental damage caused to the boat, its equipment or to any third party.

For further details please refer to our terms and conditions section.

Free Wifi

Our holidays are much loved by those looking to escape everyday life, however we ensure your able to keep in touch with loved ones and share snaps of your favourite holiday moments with our free wifi on board. Included in our All Inclusive price.


There is no need to leave your best friend at home. All of our holiday cruisers are available for dog friendly holidays and there are plenty of areas to let them off to stretch their legs. There is a dog charge payable on arrival, £25 per dog for a short break and £40 per dog for a weeks break. A refundable £20 deposit is required for the loan of a dog life jacket, there are a limited number of these so please call the office on 01603 782207 to make sure we have one available for you.

Check Availability

You are now ready to check if your chosen holiday is available for your preferred dates. You can either check availability online for our Broads boating holidays or by enquiring directly with us via email or by telephone on 01603 782207. Boating holidays can start on either a Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Saturday. It is always a good idea to have a couple of options ready in case your first choice of holiday is not available.

Book Online or Via The Telephone

Bookings can be made online or over the telephone. If you prefer to book online select the Book Now option and you will be taken through a short process to secure your holiday. Alternatively to book by telephone, call us on 01603 782207 and one of our reception team will be delighted to book your Norfolk Broads holiday for you.

Payment Methods

If you are booking online our secure payment gateway is via SagePay. Bookings made via the telephone can be paid for by debit or credit card. We do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards. Alternatively, payments can be made by cheque. Cheques must be received within 7 days of booking.

Holiday Deposits

You must make an initial payment when booking. This is typically 25% of the total holiday cost.

The balance of the holiday price must be received by NBD no later than 70 days before the holiday start date.

For full details of your holiday deposit see our terms and conditions.