Boating Guide

Find out more about boating on the Norfolk Broads. Our Boating Guide contains plenty of information to get you started and help you plan your holiday, whether you are thinking about booking your first boating holiday or have enjoyed many holidays on the Broads, the information in this section should answer any questions that you might have.

We have covered everything from suggested itineraries and journey times to information on safety, boat handling and navigation. Don’t worry we don’t expect you to remember all of this! You will find all this information and more located in your boats Skippers Manual, which you will find on board.

If you have never had a boating holiday before the Getting Started section is just for you, with information on what to expect from your boating holiday, tips on how to pick your perfect cruiser and a suggested packing list.

If there is anything we have missed or you can’t find the information you are looking for please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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    Boating Itineraries

    Looking for some inspiration for your next boating holiday? Our 3, 4 & 7 night itineraries provide a detailed description of some of the most popular routes on the Broads.

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    Boating for Beginners

    Find out what to expect from a boating holiday, how to choose the perfect cruiser and what to bring on your boating holiday. Plus we introduce the basics of boat handling.

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    Boat Handling

    Ensure your boating holiday runs as smoothly as possible, learn how to drive a cruiser and find advice on mooring and navigating bridges.

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    Safety on Board

    Ensure you have a safe holiday by reading our boat safety guidelines, including correct use of life jackets, safety on board and what to do if a member of your crew falls in.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Got a question about your boating holiday? There is a good chance we have already been asked it, take a look at our most commonly asked questions.

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    Understanding the Tides

    The rivers on the Broads are tidal, this can effect where and how far you can travel on a particular day. Find out how to understand the tides and use a Tide Timetable to calculate the best times to travel.

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    2018 Tide Timetable

    Our 2018 Tide Timetable shows the low water times at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station and how to calculate low water at other locations around the Broads.

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    Journey Times

    Use our Journey Times chart to find out how long it will take to travel between different locations on the Northern and Southern Broads.

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    Our Boats

    Thinking about a Norfolk Broads boating holiday? Our fleet of 125 self-drive cruisers are perfect for a family holiday or short break.