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Welcome to Broads Tours

Everyone should see the Norfolk Broads! And the way to appreciate the Broads at their very best is from the water with Award Winning Visitor Attraction, Broads Tours of Wroxham.

Broads Tours River Trips

Sit back, relax and enjoy the commentary, as you discover the Norfolk Broads

Choose a Broads Tours river trip, sit back and do it in style with entertaining live commentary, light refreshments and licensed bar. Or pack a picnic, hire one of our day boats and enjoy the freedom of doing your own thing. Either way, we are sure it will leave you wanting to do it all over again! (for full details of all of our River Trips visit www.broadstours.co.uk)

Enjoy the Broads … Britain’s magical waterland

Day boat hire on the Norfolk Broads

If you have only got a day or even just a few hours to spend on the Broads, why not hire one of our day boats? Pack up a picnic and simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the Broads at your own pace. Whichever boat you choose, we know you will feel you have had a special day and will want to do it all over again … that’s the magic of the Broads.

We have 3 different styles of self-drive day boats to choose from;

Our Standard day boats seat up to eight people, are simple to operate and have a canvas cabriolet style cover to protect you from the elements. Available to hire by the hour, part or full day on a first come, first served basis from (09.00 -17.30).

Day boats, Day Boats Wroxham, self drive boats

Be the captain of your very own boat for an hour, half a day or a full 8 hour day.

Our Large electric boats are both quiet and Eco Friendly seating up to eleven people. For a full days hire only from (09.00 – 17.00) Pre-booking is essential for large electric boats during peak season.

Our Day cruisers seat up to eight people and are equipped with a two ring hob, grill, refrigerator, sink and WC. Split sliding canopy over the seating area allows alfresco dining on those sunny days. Available for full days hire only (10:00 – 17:00) Pre-booking is essential for large electric boats during peak season.

We also are able to offer one of our standard day boats with a wheelchair lift. For further details please do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly reception team.

Let us help you plan the perfect day out whether it be a family day out or catching up will old friends or simply a romantic afternoon on the river we have something to suit everyone and all occasions.

For further details please do not hesitate to contact a member of our reception team on 01603 782207 or visit http://www.broadstours.co.uk/index.php

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Situated in the village of Wroxham, and enjoying the ever-changing views a marina, the boatyard of Norfolk Broads Direct and the coming and going’s of Broads Tours passenger trip boats. 

Fair View Lodge is an impressive 3 storey holiday property. Offering luxurious living for up to 8 people, making it ideal for a large family, four couples or simply a group of friends wishing to celebrate that special occasion.
Situated on the edge of a private marina opposite the Faircraft Loynes river basin. Wroxham village is just a few minutes walk away with its numerous shops, restaurants and inns.

For most of the year a Day Boat is included in the rental cost, and the very best way to explore the tranquil, lock-free rivers of the Norfolk Broads is definitely by boat. (Excludes 25th May-1st June & 20th July-6th September)

There is also much to explore by car. Norwich with its colourful market, Norman cathedral, castle museum, shops and wide range of restaurants is just 9 miles away. Beaches, gardens, nature trails and reserves, National Trust properties and golfing are all within a 15 mile radius.

Holiday properties in Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads

Comfortable living for up to 8 people.

This four bedroom property is set out over three floors consisting of:
Ground floor, entrance hall, cloakroom and open plan kitchen /lounge/dining room with patio doors leading onto the decked area. The lounge has a large flat screen TV, DVD player, CD player and Xbox 360. The kitchen is fully fitted with integrated appliances including Fridge, Freezer, Double Oven, Ceramic Hob, Microwave and Dishwasher.

First floor, one double bedroom with en-suite WC and shower, one twin bedroom with direct access to the family bathroom with WC, bath and electric shower over.
Second floor one double bedroom with en-suite WC and shower and one twin bedroom.

Fair View offers double glazing, a radiator central heating system throughout, making it perfect for all year round hire, linen (duvet) and towels, travel cot and high chair. Life jackets are supplied free of charge. Fishing is available from property garden. Parking for two cars in front of the lodge. Available for Saturday or Tuesday start dates, weekly or short breaks available all year round.

Holiday homes in Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads

Fantastic living for up to 8 people.

Fair View Lodge 2

The property benefits from a lawned garden and comfortable decked area with seating for all.

Please note: This property is non smoking and unfortunately pets are not allowed.

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Last minute availability Special Offer. Save 15% off the cost of a holiday on Fair Ambassador, Fair Commodore or Fair Viscount starting from Friday 10th or Saturday 11th, Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th May 2013.

Fair Ambassador

Classic but stylish traditional Broads Cruiser, ideal for a couple or small family.

Fair-Commodore-006

A very comfortable and stylish cruiser, offering great views from the high outside driving position.

Norfolk Broads family cruiser

Modern cruiser perfect for a couple or young family

Book a holiday starting on either Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th May 2013, for either a weekend or mid-week break, a week, 10 days or a fortnight’s holiday on either Fair Ambassador, Fair Commodore or Fair Viscount and save 15% off the hire terms. To help you plan your perfect holiday afloat please telephone 01603 782207 and speak to a member of our friendly booking team.

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New for Spring 2013 Fair Statesman 1 & 2

We are very pleased to announce the launch of Fair Statesman 1, and with work well underway on Statesman 2, it won’t be long until these two modern and stylish cruisers are out on hire.

The Statesman’s offer first class living for up to 8 people, with dual steering, spacious outside seating complete with sunbathing area, light and airy saloon that can convert into a double bed, a good practical sized galley complete with full size cooker and fridge, large flat screen TV offering satellite television, DVD player and a Playstation 3.

The Statesman’s have all of the creature comforts of home and much more.

For further details please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team on 01603 782207 or visit our website on the link below http://www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk/cruiser-detail/broads-boating-holidays-fair-statesman

Fair Statesman

Brand New for Spring 2013

Fair Statesman

Fair Statesman being launched ready for hire.

Fair Statesman

Celebrating the launch of our New Fair Statesman 1

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The first of many inside images of Fair Statesman1

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Fair Statesman

Our New Fair Statesman 1

For further details please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team on 01603 782207 or visit our website on the link below http://www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk/cruiser-detail/broads-boating-holidays-fair-statesman

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Norfolk Broads Direct Open Weekend: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April 2013

The British Marine Federation is launching a nationwide campaign to get people ‘On the Water’ during the weekend of the 27th & 28th April 2013.  The marine industry will be coming together to provide boating information and activities at venues all around the country.

There will be events, taster trips and briefings at open days at training centres, boatyards and marinas. Whether people are experienced boaters or complete novices this weekend will be a great opportunity for people to learn more about the joys and excitement of boating.  There will be a wealth of opportunities to get ‘On the Water’ either on the UK’s 7760 miles of coastline or on the nation’s network of inland rivers, canals and of course here in the Broads, Britain’s magical waterland.

Here at Norfolk Broads Direct in Wroxham we will be opening our boatyard for both days to showcase a selection of the hire cruisers from our premier Faircraft Loynes fleet. Our enthusiastic team will be on hand to show potential hirers around the different styles of boats available including all of the onboard facilities. Potential hirers will even have the opportunity to try the boat out ‘On the Water’, our experienced staff will give them tips and friendly advice in the skills of boat handling to ensure that they can get the maximum out of their chosen craft.

Norfolk Broads Direct Fair Admiral

A real head turner with outside dining area and sun-deck.

During the days we will be running a timetable of river trips to Salhouse Broad on the Queen of the Broads and the Belle of the Broads.  Visitors to the open day will be able to enjoy a trip at half of our normal published rate.  Visitors will also be able to hire a dayboat for two hours for the price of one. The ever popular Vintage Broadsman will be on her moorings providing a licensed bar with teas and coffees and light refreshments.  There is ample parking, and customer toilets on site.  Hoveton and Wroxham railway station is only a 10 minute walk way.

Other on site attractions during the weekend will include a Hog Roast and ice cream, all from local producers. We also hope to be joined by other attractions close to the Broads, to give people a flavour of what our magical waterland has to offer.

We have just received the exciting news that the Pleasure Wherry Norada will be joining us for the 2 days. We are very pleased to see this lovely traditional craft back on the water after her extensive refit during 2011 and 2012.

Watch this space for further details or alternatively contact a member of our team on 01603 782207

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Waterside Holiday Homes get a winter make-over!

With Winter maintenance work well under way around the boat yard here at Norfolk Broads Direct we are now turning our attention to our popular Cordon Rouge Cottages.

Dave, Alan and Debbie have all been busy painting Cottages 1-5 from top to bottom.  All the bathrooms have been updated, with new wall covers and modern flooring.

Cordon Rouge Cottages

Alan busy paint the lounge.

For Easter 2013, all of the Cottages will have New Lounge furniture consisting of table and chairs, coffee table, nest of tables, and comfortable new sofas. and in many of them new carpets are being fitted to complement this new look.

Cordon Rouge Cottages

Cottage Make-over

Our cottages are situated at our base in Wroxham, the village know as the capital of the Broads. Offering comfortable living for up to six people, modern kitchens with integrated kitchen appliances, open plan sitting/dining room.Fold away guest beds can be made available for a fifth or sixth person in the sitting room. Upstairs the bedrooms consist of one double and one twin bedroom, sharing the master bathroom, offering a bath, electric power shower over the bath, wash basin and toilet.

We hope that you will be as pleased with the changes and improvements as we all are and value any constructive comments.

 

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We are very proud of Carole Young our Head House Keeper. She has just received the House Keeper of the year award, presented by Camplings Laundry.

Carole Young, being presented by Tim Tyler of Camplings award for 2012 House Keeper of the Year.

Carole Young, being presented by Tim Tyler of Camplings award for 2012 House Keeper of the Year.

Recommended by both her team and ourselves, she was presented by Tim Tyler of Camplings, a certificate, bottle of bubbly and gift vouchers.

Well done to Carole and all her team for all their hard work throughout 2012.

http://www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk/boating-holidays-news

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Our 2013 Holiday Brochure is here!

We have spent the last few months working very hard on our New 2013 Holiday Brochure. We are really pleased with the new look and have spent alot of time putting together a new section on Which Cruiser? aimed at trying to help our visitors make the right choice and have the very best holiday afloat or ashore in one of our popular waterside properties.

New 2013 Brochure

New for 2013; Fair Statesman, offering first class cruising for up to 8 people, dual steering with outside sunbathing area, comfortable high level seating area, spacious open plan saloon and galley with a convertible double berth in the saloon. The Statesman boast a further 3 double cabins and 3 separate toilet/shower compartments. For further details and prices visit www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk  or call a member of our helpful and knowledgeable reception team on 01603 782207

If you haven’t already received a copy and would like us to send you one please visit our website or click on this link and we will get one straight in the post to you. 

New 2013 Holiday Brochure

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Cordon Rouge under goes a winter make-over ready in preparation for the 2013 season

Over the last few months our popular Broad Tours, passenger trip boat The Cordon Rouge has been in our main workshop under going an extensive winter make-over.

Rouge having her winter make-over ready for 2013

Nick Rivett who usually can be seen at the helm as Skipper of  another of our trip boats ” The Queen of the Broads” has been at the fore front of the make-over, carrying out most of the sanding, welding and painting as well as suggested many of the new improvements.

Whilst she is has been in the wet dock, all of the topsides and outside seating areas have been sanded and repainted, the hand rails and boarding steps have all been replaced.

Rouge having her hull painted and awaiting a new bright red anti-foul

Once the top was finished she was ready to be lifted out of the water and sat down, for Nick to start the enormous task of sanding the 7oft hull. With a beam of 13ft 9″you can imagine that we have had to provide him with alot of strong coffee and feed him lots of chocolates and sweets.

The Cordon Rouge was originally built in Wakefield, and then fitted out by Broad Tours in 1987 and since then she has became a local landmark of the Northern Broads. Operating in and out of our Wroxham based boatyard, she is one of our more traditional passenger boats.

This year Nick has really put his mark on the Rouge bringing a new leash of life to her, reinstated the traditional Broads Tours colour scene on both the paint job and with the new design stickers.

The plan is to put her in the water for the end of next week, at this point we can begin the last stage of her make-over, with the inside having an extensive spring clean, new carpets and outside cushions the outside undercover seating areas are both have new roofs and vinyl side covers.

I haven’t mentioned to Nick that we plan to lift “The Queen of the Broads” out of the water after Christmas! I think that i’ll wait till he has enjoyed his well deserved Christmas break.

One of our Trip Boats, awaiting Nick’s magic touch!

We hope that you will be as excited as we are with her transformation? The Cordon Rouge will start her 2013 season from Easter on-wards and is available for private charter, ideal for wedding celebrations, work social events or a family celebration, for further details on helping you plan a special event contact us on 01603 782207

For full details on all our themed music evenings and special events visit www.broadstours.co.uk

 

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We are busy building our exciting New Fair Statesman, in preparation for the 2013 season.

The Fair Statesman boasts all the latest comforts of home, free-view television, spacious and comfortable saloon,  three wet room style toilets and showers, along with its  three double cabins and a further pull-out double in the saloon.  In addition to its stylish layout we have created and designed the outside seating and dining area, unique to Norfolk Broads Direct. This area will be complete with comfortable cushioned seating, sun lounger and dining table.

For many of you that have experienced the hidden charms of the Norfolk Broads, you will understand and know how important space and storage is whilst on holiday on your floating home from home is. Fair Statesman is no different, our team of highly skilled boat builders are doing their very best to make and create wardrobes, cupboards and hidden places to stow away all the essential bits and bobs our visitors bring with them.

Fair Statesman 1; under construction, ready for the 2013 season

We are sure that the Fair Statesman will be a real head turner and we hope that you will be as excited and pleased with her as we are. We are taking bookings already for 2013, let us help you plan the perfect holiday afloat. 

We hope to keep you up to date with the building and progress of the Fair Statesman as she gets every nearer to completion and eventually being launched.

Saloon and inside driving position of Fair Statesman during September 2012

All the hidden electrics and steering mechanics, being installed to Fair Statesman.

Albert, one of our boat builders is busy building the plug to take a moulding off to make the outside seating area.

Outside seating area under build

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like any further details please do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly reception team on 01603 782207 or visit our website www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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