Over the Easter weekend we went on a 3 night boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads with Herbert Woods.
It was great fun and I would recommend it to anyone who has a good sense of humour! No experience is necessary as you’re given a good tutorial when you arrive and you will also be given a really useful manual to refer back to.
The Norfolk Broads is popular with first time boaters, so you won’t be alone in your adventure and if you accidentally ‘bump’ in to another boat it really won’t matter.
My top tip if you’re a first time boater taking a holiday on the Norfolk Broads is to go slowly. Boating on the Norfolk Broads isn’t about speed, it’s about floating along calmy and quietly taking in the beautiful surroundings. Plus if you do have a little crash, it’s much better to be going slowly!
I would highly recommend Herbert Woods, they are a very reputable company with a huge range of boats of all sizes. We hired a 6 berth wide beam Norfolk cruiser on a peak weekend and it cost us around £700, so not too pricey for an action packed weekend away for the whole family.
The Norfolk Broads offers 200km of inland waterways for you to explore. We picked our boat up from Potter Heigham and cruised down to Wroxham, and Ludham. That was all we could fit in in 4 days. If you’re ambitious and want to see much more then you’ll need to hire a boat for at least a week.
There are lots of pubs to moor up at and if you’re a customer then most of them let you moor up for free. If not then be sure to take some change with you as a lot of the overnight moorings are chargeable (typically around £8-10 per night).
If you’re not sure that a Norfolk Broads boating holiday is for you, drop me your questions and i’ll be happy to help you 🙂