During the season (April to Ocotober), day boats can be hired from this office for any period of time up to a whole day, 9.30am to 4:45pm.

They are called Otter, Heron, Grebe, Teal, Bittern and Catchalot, all apart from Heron are electric, making for quiet and easy cruising. They take a crew of between 4 and 7 people. Dogs are permitted but a large dog may count as one crew member.

Each boat is licensed so you can explore the local broads from Geldeston Lock upriver or down to Oulton Broad depending on the amount of time you have. We’ve written a guide to some of the routes, you can read it here.

The cost varies depending on the time you require. Available in advance and on the day subject to availability:

  • £100 a day 9.30 - 4.45

  • £80 for a lunch time hire 11-2.30

  • £60 for three hours

Only available on the day are 1 hour hire for £25 or 2 hours for £45.

New for 2019 are Thursday Twilight Boat hires, there are only available booked in advance, they are from 5 till sunset, and the boat must be back when the sun sets. This costs £100 for the experience.

Fishing is permitted from boats when the engine is not running, this is to ensure the line does not get caught in the propeller.

Please note, we reserve the right to request a security deposit from certain parties when you hire our day boats. More details of our dayboat policy can be found here.