Barnes Brinkcraft - Dayboat Hire

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Without doubt, the most magical way to discover the Broads is by boat. The waterways of the Broads are safe and easy to navigate, with over 125 tranquil, lock-free miles to explore. So much of the Broads can't be reached by road, That days-and nights-afloat become a real adventure, with hidden places, perfect fishing spots and close encounters with wildlife at every turn. Once afloat, you will understand the charm of this wonderful hidden area and its unique wildlife. We have a superb range of boats available for hire by the hour, half day or full day. All prices are per boat and include fuel, buoyancy jackets for all ages and sizes, full tuition (no experience required) and car parking (subject to availability).

Capacity 8 persons.

-Perfect for that family day out.
-Comfortable, seating for up to 8 persons.
-Easy fold away canopy.
-Map & route planner provided.
-Free life jackets for all.
-Free car-parking. (subject to availability)
-Open all year.
-No experience needed, full tution given.
-Prices from £15 per hour.


Our Canadian style canoes are a great relaxing way to explore and discover the hidden delights of norfolk Broads. Canooeing allows you to get off the beaten track and leave the hustle and bustle behind you.

Guide Prices

Prices start from £15 per hour during low season, increasing to £112 for a full day during peak season.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located in the centre of Hoveton village, a quarter of a mile from Hoveton train station.

Accessible by Public Transport: Wroxham station is 0 miles away.

Barnes Brinkcraft - Dayboat Hire

Type:Boat Hire

Riverside Road, Hoveton, Norwich, NR12 8TP

Tel: 01603 782625


  • East of England AwardsBroads Tourism Broads Tourism 2016

Opening Times

* Summer season: open Monday to Thursday 08.00 to 17:00, Friday to Sunday 08:00 to 18:00. Winter season: open Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 17:00.

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