Day Boat Hire

TO BOOK – CALL MARK  01692 583192 or 07776 254917

Explore the Norfolk Broads at your own leisurely pace in a self drive day boat.

No experience is necessary, full instruction will be given before you take the boat and of course everyone on board will be given a life jacket.

Based at Wayford, just off the main A149 and approximately 10 minutes by car from Neatishead and 20 minutes from Martham, Mark at Wayford Marine offers a choice of four different boats, with the largest ‘Jumbo’ seating up to 12 people.  Wayford is on the River Ant, which is a great place to start your Norfolk Broads adventure with plenty of places to stop for a picnic, bar-b-que or a pub lunch.

The day boats are fitted with either a fold down canopy, or a sliding sunroof so that you can enjoy the sunshine as you travel along the rivers and experience the charm of the Norfolk Broads.

Pets Welcome!

 

Suggested Routes

Wayford to Barton Broad – Approx 1.5 hrs each way

Barton Broad is a 164-hectare nature reserve, owned and managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  The second largest of the Norfolk Broads, it is a fantastic place for wildlife and has a fully accessible boardwalk which winds its way through swampy woodland to give a panoramic views over the broad.  The boardwalk leads you through swampy, wildlife filled woodland, with resting places along the way and emerges to give a surprise panoramic view over the Broad – 1.5 miles (2.4 km) approx.

Barton Broad


Wayford to Dilham
– Approx 1 hr each way

A short but very pretty sail along the River Ant to the small village of Dilham.  The river is very narrow here so it is difficult for larger boats to access and therefore very quiet and a good place to spot the wildlife.  There are a limited number of moorings on the Public Staithe which is the end of navigation.  The Cross Keys P.H is a nice spot to have some lunch which is a five minute walk from the moorings.

Dilham Staithe

Dilham Staithe

 

Wayford to How Hill – Approx 2 hrs each way

How Hill Nature reserve is a lovely place to spend time for adultsIf you prefer to be a bit more active, you can explore the wildlife trail to discover creatures and plants at home in the Broads. & children alike.  There is lots to see and do at How Hill, you can visit Toad Hole Cottage, to see how life was for a marshman and his family in the Broads many years ago.  Have a look at the mills of How Hill, and keep your eyes peeled – there are a number of nationally rare plants and animals living in the area.  This is also a lovely place to stop and have a picnic or a bite to eat in the Tea Rooms.

How Hill

How Hill

 

Wayford to Wroxham – Approx 3.5 hrs each way

Enjoy a leisurely trip along the pretty River Ant, crossing Barton Broad and passing through picturesque villages as you go.  You will pass under Ludham Bridge and shortly after join the river Bure.  Along this stretch of river you may choose to stop off at South Walsham Broad, Ranworth Broad, Salhouse Broad or Wroxham Broad or continue along until you reach Wroxham, considered to be the ‘Gateway to the Broads’.  Wroxham has plenty of places to eat & drink or buy supplies for a picnic on the boat.  This route is suggested for a full day out, there’s lots to see along the way!

Wroxham

Wroxham

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Choose your Day Boat

All prices include life jackets, fuel, insurance and car parking. Our boats are available all year round, are easy to handle with full instructions given and can pass under all bridges (with pilot if required).  Pets are welcome.

A deposit is required for day boat hire bookings.

Day Boat – Seating for up to 8 people (prices below)

Day Boat from Wayford Marine

These day boats are fitted with a fold down canopy so that you can enjoy the sunshine as you travel along the rivers and experience the charm of the Norfolk Broads. The canopy is easy to raise should the weather turn chilly or showery.

Easy to drive and perfect for families or groups of friends to enjoy.

Time Off Peak Peak *
2 Hours £38 £45
4 Hours £60 £75
Day (9am-4pm) £95 £120
2 Days £165 N/A
3 Days £190 N/A
Week £275 N/A

 

Ensign 21 – Picnic Boat – Seating for up to 9 people (prices below)

Picnic Boats from Wayford Marine

These picnic boats have a small galley on-board with a 2 ring gas hob, grill & small oven, a sink, and crockery ideal for making a cup of tea or rustling up a light lunch to enjoy as you cruise along. An easy to slide canopy ensures that you have a great day out whatever the weather. Our picnic boats also have a w.c

Easy to drive and and very comfortable, perfect for a day cruise.

Time Off Peak Peak *
2 Hours £60 £70
4 Hours £90 9am – 1pm £110
1pm – 5pm £115
Day (9am-4pm) £140 £160
2 Days £225 N/A
3 Days £310 N/A
Week £490 N/A

 

Thunderbird – Picnic Boat – Seating for 8 people (prices below)

Picnic Boats from Wayford Marine

One of the newly designed picnic boats, it is fully equipped with a small galley – 2 ring burner, crockery and running water – Ideal to make tea and coffee aboard. Our picnic boats also have a w.c and a large sliding sunshine roof.

Simple to drive with good visibility and manoeuvrability, the ideal choice for a day out on the water.

Time Off Peak Peak *
2 Hours £60 £70
4 Hours £90 9am – 1pm £110
1pm – 5pm £115
Day (9am-4pm) £140 £160
2 Days £225 N/A
3 Days £310 N/A
Week £490 N/A

 

Jumbo Seating – Picnic Boat – Seating for 12 people (prices below)

Picnic Boats from Wayford Marine

The largest picnic boat, it has a galley – 2 ring burner, crockery and running water – Ideal to make tea and coffee aboard. Our picnic boats also have a w.c and a large sunshine roof and ‘Jumbo’ has space to sit outside in the forward & aft wells too.

Easy to drive with plenty of space, this is the ideal choice for groups of friends or large families to enjoy a day on the water without the expense of having to hire 2 boats.

Time Off Peak Peak * 
2 Hours £65 £85
Half Day AM (9am – 1pm) £110 £125
Half Day PM (1pm – 5pm) £135 £165
Day (9am-4pm) £180 £225