A boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads offers a unique experience as you cruise slowly along inter-connected waterways, rich with wildlife and abundant, often unique flora. Stop en-route to visit an historical town or village, country park, museum or ancient building. Boat hire on the Norfolk Broads allows you to immerse yourself in the traditional Broads way of life by visiting a Summer regatta or waterside festival.
The Broads were formed from channels left after hundreds of years of peat digging. These slowly filled with water and in the 1800's tourists started to visit the area as the waterways and beautiful surroundings began to evolve.
Now this National Park extends to more than 120 miles of rivers including the Yare, Bure, Waveney, Ant, Thurne and Chet. It includes the historical city of Norwich, the coastal holiday town of Great Yarmouth, the Broads capital Wroxham plus Stalham, Acle, Beccles, Brundall, Horning, Hickling, Reedham and Oulton Broad.
Boat hire on the Norfolk Broads remains popular today and with no locks to navigate, it makes the perfect destination to take a self catering short break or holiday afloat. Choose from almost 300 cruiser boats ranging from those ideal for the first time boater through to the stunning luxury five star cruiser range. You will even find a wide selection of pet / dog friendly boats available too.
But if cruising the waterways is not your thing, you can always hire a static houseboat at the water's edge and watch the world go by. Or how about a traditional holiday cottage set in the beautiful Norfolk Broads surroundings.