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  • North Norfolk Attractions
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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Boat Hire


Special Offers

What's On 2019
Save £10 on early morning day boat hire. £10 off 2 hour hire period. 9am start only.
Dates valid: 1 April 2019 - 31 October 2019
Redeem this offer: Please show voucher to redeem this offer.
Code: WO19
Terms & conditions: Valid between 1 April and 31 October 2019. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Photocopies not accepted.


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.

Standard Day Boats
Standard day boats seat up to 8 people, are simple to operate and have a canvas cabriolet style cover to protect you from the elements.
Available to hire by the hour up to a full day on a first come first served basis.

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. 01603 782207

Day Cruisers
Day Cruisers seat up to 8 people and are equipped with a two ring gas hob, grill, refrigerator, sink and WC. Split sliding canopy over seating area allows alfresco dining on those sunny days. Available for a full day hire only (10am - 5pm). Booking essential: 01603 782207

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). Booking essential 01603 782207.

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 welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

A limited number of manual wheelchair users are welcome on all tours. Pre booking recommended to avoid disappointment.

Opening details

Self drive day boats available from 1st April until 31st October.
Self drive boats available during the winter months week days only, subject to daylight hours and weather permitting


2019 Day Boat Pricing

Standard Day Boats from £20 per hour

Day Cruisers from £185

Large Electric Day Boats from £145

Wheelchair Accessible Day Boat from £58 for three hours

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct Kids Go Free for October Half Term!
Sat 30 Nov - Sun 1 Dec Santa Cruise 2019
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec Santa Cruise 2019
Sun 8 Dec Festive Cruise 2019
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec Santa Cruise 2019
Sun 15 Dec Festive Cruise 2019


The Bridge,
NR12 8RX


  • 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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

A limited number of manual wheelchair users are welcome on all tours. Pre booking recommended to avoid disappointment.


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

Map reference: TG 300179  Lat: 52.71021 Long: 1.40398

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

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
  • 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:
    • 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