The Broads Authority has produced a range of videos with the first time boater in mind.
These will assist in explaining the rules of the river, the intricacies of mooring a boat,
passage through and mooring at Great Yarmouth and give an insight into the wildlife of
the Norfolk Broads. Click on each of the header titles below to run the videos.
A walk around a typical hire cruiser, how to use the life-jackets provided and advice on the correct type of foot-wear to bring. There is also an introduction to the boat's control levers and steering.
Turning a boat is different from turning a car. The boat swivels around from the middle which means the bow (front) is swinging one way whilst the stern (back) is swinging the other. Reversing is also not straight forward as the boat will tend to drift off centre. Both manoeuvres are easy to master and this video will explain the basics.
Great Yarmouth lies at the confluence of two rivers making the tide run fast at this point. Take a look at this video which will help you make the right decisions to ensure a safe passage through the low bridges. Help is also provided on coming in to moor against a running tide.
The Locks Inn has stood by the side of the locks at Geldeston for hundreds of years. A favourite first with wherrymen and now with locals and visitors, this historical establishment is a must visit. This 20 minute video explores the locks and gives an insight on the importance of it's adjoining inn.