Curlew Coastal Charters

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​​​​​​What We Do

Harbour tours and Private charters all departing from the wonderfull Wells Next The Sea. All Trips taken aboard Historic Lifeboat and Dunkirk Veteran 'Lucy Lavers' a stunning classic lifeboat restored by the amazing Rescue Wooden Boats charity. Another Local famous Lifeboat will be joining us next season for the 'Lifeboat Experience', keep your eyes peeled for that from spring 2024.


Options and Availability

​​​​1.5 Hour Harbour Tour

Available April-October

Prices from £15

Our 1.5 Hour Harbour Tour will be aboard the stunning Liverpool Class Lifeboat and Dunkirk Little ship Lucy Lavers. This Trip departs and returns from the stunning Historic Harbour at Wells Next The Sea. You will see lots of wildlife, amazing views of the beach, marshland, visiting yachts and much more whilst having our on board tour guide give you an insight to the History of Wells Next The Sea, Lucy Lavers and Local RNLI Stories. 

1 Hour Site seeing Tour

Prices from £10

Our 1 Hour Site seeing Tour, NEW for 2023, an additional trip we have added into timetable gaps. in our attempt for all to experience the Lucy Lavers experience, including those who want a shorter trip and those who are looking for a little more budget option. Despite being our cheapest cruise you will never be disappointed on the most stunning historic boat seeing the wonderful sights of wells harbour, the beach and have some phot opportunities along the way.

1.5/3.5hrs private Charter

Available April-October 

Prices from £350

A trip to remember, on a boat to remember, inclusive of a wonderful meal or buffet provided by one from a selection of North Norfolks finest Caterers. Departing Wells Next The Sea for your bespoke charter we have the option of visiting Burnham Overy, Blakeny Point, a coastal cruise along Holkham bay or simply relaxing and enjoying the beauty within the Harbour at Wells. 

Flexible trip times can be created for the Private Charters if  you get in touch by email to or Fill in our online booking form on our Contact us page










  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Autism Friendly
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome
  • Children welcome


  • Duration

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Smoking not allowed


  • April
  • August
  • Autumn
  • July
  • June
  • May
  • September
  • Spring
  • Summer


  • Batchelor Parties
  • Corporate Events
  • Dog Owners
  • Families
  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Adult Exclusive
  • Dark Skies / Stargazing - Sunset Cruise will also include inbound passage in the dark

What to bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs

What's included

  • Drink Provided
  • Equipment Provided - Safety Equipment provided

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Where To Find us


You will Find us Moored on the pontoons of Tugboat Yard in Wells. Tugboat Yard is the grassed area immediately on your left hand side as you turn on to East Quay in Wells Next The Sea

Curlew Coastal Charters

Type:Boat Hire

East Quay, Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1JY

Tel: 07912086794

Opening Times

* April-October

What's Nearby

  1. Arts, heritage and community at the heart of Wells-Next-The-Sea

    0.13 miles away
  2. The original church was built in the thirteenth century next to the ancient harbour.

    0.29 miles away
  3. Narrow Gauge Steam Railway, operating a timetable service between Wells and Walsingham.

    0.63 miles away
  4. The award-winning beach at Wells is a long sweeping sandy beach backed by dunes, pine…

    0.84 miles away
  1. Part of Holkham National Nature Reserve, Holkham Beach is the perfect place for enjoying…

    0.84 miles away
  2. Holkham is the most extensive, diverse and dramatic nature reserve on a coastline famous…

    1.7 miles away
  3. Explore acres of parkland with a stunning stately home, tranquil Walled Garden and…

    2.22 miles away
  4. Guided Tours of Walsingham.

    3.9 miles away
  5. The Shrine is an Anglican place of pilgrimage rebuilt in the 1930's following destruction…

    4.4 miles away
  6. Ruined Augustinian Priory, place of medieval and modern pilgrimage. Gardens, woodland,…

    4.42 miles away
  7. Visit the chapel styled on the Byzantine model with icons, an icon screen, tower and…

    4.45 miles away
  8. Set in a beautiful, tranquil churchyard amid fields, All Saints’ Waterden Church is a gem…

    4.53 miles away
  9. Binham Priory was founded in 1091 and was home to a Benedictine community of monks for…

    4.7 miles away
  10. Our lively displays and hands-on activities make Langham Dome a fantastic place to visit…

    5.09 miles away
  11. National Shrine of Our Lady for Catholics in England. 14thC wayside chapel, also Chapel…

    5.26 miles away
  12. One of Britain's foremost Nature Reserves, a 3.5 mile sand and shingle spit with colonies…

    5.43 miles away
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