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Boating Holidays

Advice and information about your Norfolk Broads boat hire

If you are considering hiring a boat on the Norfolk Broads, you have come to the right place. We’ve put together some useful information to help you get the best out of your Broads boating holiday. Whether you’re a first time boater, or a seasoned skipper, you can enjoy the Norfolk Broads from the comfort of a luxury hire cruiser.


Getting Started

New to boating? Let's get you underway

Everyone was new to boating at some point and we’ve got plenty of advice to make your first boating holiday an enjoyable experience for all.

New to Boating
New to boating

Choosing your cruiser

Finding the perfect boat for you

Whether you’re a large group, or a couple looking for a dog friendly boating holiday, we’ll help you choose the right cruiser for your boating holiday.

Choose Your Cruiser
Choosing your cruiser

How to book

Booking your Broads boating holiday

You’re ready to book your Broads boating holiday and we know you’ll have a fantastic time with us! Here’s how to book with Norfolk Broads Direct.

How to Book your holiday
Booking your holiday

On board facilities

What's included and what you need to bring

There are few things we recommend bringing along on your Broads holiday and lots of things that we will provide for you. We’ve listed them all here.

On Board Facilities
On board facilities

Your holiday afloat

Mooring spots and Broads information

We have lots of information to help you get the best out of your Broads holiday, from rules of the waterways to where to eat during your stay.

Your Holiday Afloat
Your holiday afloat

Safety on the Broads

Keeping you safe on the water

We want you to have a fantastic holiday with us, and we want to make sure you enjoy the Broads safely. Read our safety advice before your visit.

Safety on the Broads
Safety on the Broads

Boating Terms

Brush up on the boating lingo

There’s a lot of jargon when it comes to boating, so familiarise yourself with the Broads boating lingo before you arrive and you’ll feel right at home!

Boating Terms
Boating Terms

Browse our cruisers

View our entire fleet and find your boat

Take a look at our range of beautiful Broads cruisers and if you need any help choosing the perfect boat for your holiday, we’re just a phone call away!

Choose your holiday cruiser
Norfolk Broads Boat Hire

Offering Boat Hire on the Broads since 1878

Our heritage dates back almost 140 years to when John Loynes began a boat hire business in Norwich. In 1880, that business was moved to its current location and since then, Wroxham has been the home of boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads. We’re proud to have such a strong connection to Wroxham and to Norfolk Broads boating holidays history.

Today, we have a fleet of 58 luxury hire cruisers available for a weekend, a week, a fortnight or even longer, allowing holidays makers to enjoy the Broads at their leisure, as they have for over a century. If you would like any help with your booking, or if you would like advice on where to visit during your holiday, please just get in touch – we’re always happy to help.