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Boat Hire:Broads Tours - Day Boat Hire at Broads Tours

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Boat Hire

Broads Tours

Broads Tours

Standard Day Boat

Due to COVID-19, please check directly with the venue/accommodation provider for potential new visiting and booking procedures.


For the independent explorer who wants to discover the Broads at their own pace, Broads Tours operates a fleet of self-drive day boats and day cruisers.

Our standard day boats seat up to eight people, are simple to operate and have a canvas cabriolet style cover to protect you from the elements. They are available to book in advance for a full or half day - or by the hour on a first come, first served basis at our ticket window. Current minimum hire is 3 hours due to additional Coronavirus sanitation regime - 2 hour minimum after 3:00 pm. Standard day boats are available for hire between 9am and 5.30pm. Please book online to avoid disappointment.

Wheelchair Access
We have one standard day boat fitted with a wheelchair lift. Max weight 300kg. This boat seats up to 5 people, and is available for a minimum hire of 3 hours.
Suggested hire times 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm
Pre booking is essential for this boat. Extra assistance is available. Please book online to avoid disappointment.

Day Cruisers
Our day cruisers seat up to eight people and are equipped with a toilet and galley containing a two-ring hob, grill and fridge. A split sliding canopy over the seating area allows alfresco dining on sunny days and, if the weather isn’t so good, day cruisers benefit from warm air heating. Day cruisers are available for full day hire only (10am – 5pm) and pre-booking is essential. Please book online to avoid disappointment. * Note: as a coronavirus precaution, there are currently no cooking utensils, cutlery or crockery provided on board - so please bring what you need to enjoy your day.

Large Electric Day Boats
Large Electric Boat has seating for up to 11 people. Electric propulsion provides a quiet and environmentally friendly alternative to the diesel engine. Available for a full day hire only (9am - 5pm). Please book online to avoid disappointment.

Broads Tours also operates a fleet of double decker passenger trip boats.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted

A limited number of manual wheelchair users are welcome on all tours. It is advisable for wheelchair users to reserve spaces in advance. Pre booking recommended to avoid disappointment.

Opening details

Self drive day boats available from 1st April until 1st November, 9am to 5:30pm.
Self drive boats available during the winter months week days only, subject to daylight hours and weather permitting, please call ahead on 01603 782207 if you're considering winter hire.


2020 Day Boat Pricing

Standard Day Boats from £21 per hour - min hire 3 hours. Full day from £130 & half day from £77

Day Cruisers from £190

Large Electric Day Boats from £150

Wheelchair Accessible Day Boat from £60 for three hours


The Bridge,
NR12 8RX


See location of Broads Tours on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 300179  Lat: 52.71142 Long: 1.40779


By Road:
From the A1151: Located on right-hand sign as you approach Wroxham River Bridge.

By Public Transport:
Hoveton and Wroxham railway station is on the main Greater Anglia, Bittern Line that runs from Norwich to Sheringham. Broads Tours is a short walk from the station.
Wroxham is on the First Group bus route from Norwich bus no 12 (Pink Line)
There is a bus stop on the Norwich Road in front of Broads Tours.

Broads Tours offers a 10% discount off the cost of a river trip for all passengers arriving by public transport. Valid ticket needs to be shown.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Hoveton and Wroxham station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

A limited number of manual wheelchair users are welcome on all tours. It is advisable for wheelchair users to reserve spaces in advance. Pre booking recommended to avoid disappointment.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3-6
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit