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

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

Boat Hire


Broads Tours

Broads Tours

Standard Day Boat


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, cooking utensils and cutlery, sink and WC. Split sliding canopy over seating area allows alfresco dining on those sunny days and, if the weather isn't so good, day cruisers benefit from warm air heating. 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. 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.


2019 Day Boat Pricing

Standard Day Boats from £21 per hour

Day Cruisers from £190

Large Electric Day Boats from £150

Wheelchair Accessible Day Boat from £60 for three hours

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 1 Jul - Fri 28 Aug Boogie on the Broads
Tue 7 Jul - Tue 25 Aug An Evening on the Broads with the Jazz Quintet
Sat 5 - Thu 24 Dec Santa Cruise


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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • 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