Day Boat Hire on the Norfolk Broads

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

Norfolk Broads Day BoatsDiscover 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 8 people which making 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. 

Book online or call us on 0800 144 4472


Bookings can be made in advance up until 1 day prior to hire date. Bookings cannot be made online on the day, please call us for availability. 

If there is no availability on your selected day and time online, there are a number of other day boats available on a first come first served basis by visiting our premises. We advise arriving early during high season to avoid dissappointment. 

Pets welcome

We also have picnic boats which can also be booked online and canoes and kayaks available for hire.

Day Boat Availability and Prices


Hours of Operation10% Weekday Discount

March to the end of October 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 5pm Sunday

November and February 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 3pm Sunday

December and January 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Duration   Low Season * Mid Season   High Season

3rd Jan - 25th May

1st Oct - 23rd Dec

6th June - 30th June

5th Sept - 30th Sept 

 29th May - 4th June

1st July - 4th Sept

 1  £18  £19  £21
 2  £36  £38  £42
 3  £50  £54  £60
 4  £64  £68  £75
 5  £78  £82  £91
 6  £88  £93  £104
 7  £100  £106  £117
 8  £108  £114  £127
 9  £116  £122  £135
 ***Weekday discount excludes bank holidays. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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Registered Office: , Bridge Road, Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5JF. Telephone Number: 0800 144 4472.