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Welcome to the Complete Norfolk Broads Boat Hire Resource
Everything you will need to get afloat is here

Considering a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads? This website is aimed at those who have never been boating on the Broads or people who have visited in the past but need updating on what is available.

Uniquely, we are the only guide which lists boating holidays not just through the major operators - Hoseasons Boats and Blakes Boating Holidays, but also the independent boatyards you might find hard to locate.

Browse our pages which include information on how your holiday cost is calculated, suggested itineraries which will take in the best of the Broads, an automated river distance calculator showing mileage and cruising time together with a guide on what to bring with you on holiday.

Norfolk Broads map
and village directory

Take a look at our map detailing boatyard locations, road and rail access, together with town & village directories

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New to boating holidays -
want to know more?

OK so you still have many more questions than answers. Take a look here. Hopefully we have thought of it and have it covered

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"How to" videos to assist
the first time boater

Need help in how to handle your boat, how to moor stern-on, passing under bridges etc? Take a look at these "how to" videos.

How much does it cost to hire a boat?

Click the piggy bank below to see the extras on top of the hire charge you will need to budget for.

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What facilities are available on-board?

Cookers, showers, hot water, toilets, heating, television. See this page for what to expect on-board.

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What should I bring with me?

Definitely not the kitchen sink - there's one onboard. But what should you consider bringing on your cruise?


Automated River Mileage Calculator

How long will it take to get from A to B? Calculate the mileage & estimate the journey time. with this "app"

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Suggested holiday itineraries

How far can you get in a week or on a short break? Take a look at these itineraries to get an idea of what you can see.

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Will Not Be Beaten On Price

All Hoseasons boats are covered by a "Will Not Be Beaten On Price" guarantee. Click the icon below for further details

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Use our boat search to find your ideal holiday home. It lists every boat for hire with HOSEASONS BOATS and BLAKES BOATING HOLIDAYS together with other smaller independent boatyards.
Sleeps no
less than
Steering position
Guide to pricing
North or South Broads
Agency Affiliation
Allows pets onboard
Passes under Potter Heigham Bridge
Recently built boat
Has 240 volt system
Microwave onboard
Bow thruster assisted
Wifi unit onboard
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* 3 and 4 night holidays from £57 per person based on 10 people hiring Superior Gem from Richardsons in Stalham for 4 nights 7th October 2019.