Whether it’s a family holiday, a day out or a romantic weekend away for two, a boating holiday in the Broads is the perfect way to unwind.
You're at the helm so there is no need to rush, this is a holiday at your own pace where you can take time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, watch the wildlife go by, spend time with family and friends, and relax and recharge.
Find the perfect boat
With more than 120 cruisers to choose from, we have something to suit every taste and budget. The search bar at the top of this page will help you find the boats that are available on a specific date, while our boats page will show you the whole range.
If it’s a short trip, have a look at our selection of day boats (including picnic boats, canoes, kayaks and fishing boats), while our Elite range of luxury boats will invite you to cruise the Broads in style.
- If you’re not sure which type of boat will suit you best, have a look at our tips on how to pick the perfect cruiser. If you’re still unsure, our friendly booking team will be more than happy to assist you, just give them a call on freephone 0800 144 4472 or chat with them online.
- If you’d like to bring a pet, choose one of our pet-friendly boats.
- We’ve also put together a boating guide for you covering everything from itineraries and journey times to information on safety, boat handling and navigation.
- DON’T MISS OUT – visit our special offers page and you could save money on your boating holiday today!
Why you should choose a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads
- No experience necessary
- Easy-to-handle boats, free tutorial
- Friendly customer support
- Affordable and convenient
- Safe hands, 90 years’ experience
- Beautiful, relaxing surroundings
- Unique wildlife and local attractions
- Fun for family, pets and friends
- Special offers available
- Weekend breaks available
- Luxury cruisers available
No experience necessary
Don't worry if you have never driven a boat before, most of our customers have little or no experience when they first arrive. We will show you the ropes on arrival and with 125 miles of lock-free waterways, the Broads are much easier to navigate than canals.
Easy-to-handle boats and free tutorial
All of our cruisers are very easy to handle and our engineers will give you a thorough tutorial and a test-drive before you cast off. Each cruiser is fully equipped with everything you may need for a comfortable trip (although we do ask you to bring your own towels) and our friendly team is always on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Friendly customer support
If you have any questions about one of our boats, making a booking or simply want to find out a bit more about our boating holidays in the Broads, there are several ways to get in touch:
- Chat with us online
- Freephone: 0800 144 4472
- International: +44 (0)1692 670711
- Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our booking office opening hours are:
Booking Office Opening Times
Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 6pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm
Affordable and convenient
A boating holiday is also great value, with prices starting at around £45pp/pn they can work out cheaper than many hotels, plus there are no busy airports, long check-ins, transfers or car hire to worry about as you simply cast off and cruise to your next destination.
Herbert Woods have been providing boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads since 1926. We have over 90 years’ experience in making sure that your Norfolk Broads holiday is one that you will enjoy and remember for many years to come.
Although the company has evolved over the years, our aim remains the same, to provide high-quality cruisers with the highest levels of customer service to ensure that all of our customers have a comfortable and carefree holiday.
Learn about the man who started it all and discover the History of Herbert Woods.
There is no better way to discover and enjoy the Broads National Park than from the water. Home to some of the UK’s rarest species of wildlife, scenic riverside villages and a rich cultural heritage, it is the perfect place to get away from day-to-day life.
Unique wildlife and local attractions
From enjoying a cosy fireside meal with a pint of real ale in one of the many riverside inns, to visiting one of our unspoilt market towns, or one of the many tourist attractions in the area, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied during your boating holiday.
And let’s not forget, the Norfolk Broads is a national park, and an area of outstanding natural beauty. From Chinese Water Deer to otters, marsh harriers and Norfolk Hawker dragonflies, the Broads has a spectacular array of wildlife to offer.
Fun for all the family, friends and pets
Go on an adventure with the whole family and experience a slower pace of life, work as a team and let the kids help with planning out a route, learning to tie up or even steering.
Don’t miss out! Our special offers page has all our latest promotions. You could save money on your booking!
Weekend breaks on the Norfolk Broads
All of our cruisers can be hired for 3 nights from Friday-Monday or Saturday-Tuesday.
Cruise the Broads in style on board one of our Elite cruisers. Fitted out to the highest standard and with additional features such as bow thrusters, freeSat TV and power showers, these are the best boats in the fleet and have all been designed and built here at Herbert Woods.