Make the most of your day on the Broads with one of our day boats

Discover the Norfolk Broads National Park in just a few hours on board one of our day boats. Whether you are on holiday or live locally we have a range of day boat options available, best of all you’re at the helm so you are free to explore the Broads at your own pace.

Hiring a day boat is a great way to experience the sights and sounds of the Norfolk Broads from the water. Enjoy a great family day out visiting the towns and villages along the Broads and stopping of for lunch at one of the many riverside pubs. Free mooring is available throughout the Broads at Broads Authority 24 hour mooring sites.

Our Norfolk Broads day boat hire is perfectly located on the River Thurne in the village of Potter Heigham with easy access to Hickling Broad call in to see us to begin your Norfolk Broads adventure.

Each day boat can accommodate up to 6 people which makes them ideal for exploring the Norfolk Broads with friends or family. Prior to departing, you will be provided with a tutorial and safety briefing by one of our knowledgeable staff, life jackets for all passengers, a full tank of fuel and a map of the Norfolk Broads.

Herbert Woods reserves the right to charge a £200 damage deposit in addition to the hire charge, this will be refunded on your return, provided that the boat is left in clean condition and without damage or loss of equipment. 

Please Note. There must be at least two adults on board the boat at all times. 

Day boats are available on a first-come first served basis by visiting our premises. We advise arriving early during high season to avoid disappointment.  

Due to a number of contributory factors we are unable to currently offer Day/Picnic boats access through Potter Heigham Bridge, this is at the discretion of Herbert Woods management and is actively being reviewed on a regular basis.

Don’t forget, you can download your Day Boat Map right here!


Hours of Operation

1st March to 29th October 9am to 5pm 7 days a week

30th October to the end of February 9am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday only.

Duration   Season Price
 1  £26
 2  £49
 3  £67
 4  £83
 5  £99
 6  £114
 7  £128
 8  £135