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What to do this Father’s Day?

River Trips

Treat Dad to a relaxing River Trip; sit back and enjoy the fantastic views of the every changing River Bure as you listen to the live commentary on board one of our Double Decker Passenger Trip Boats. With a licenced bar, hot and cold drinks and a selection of light snacks available. There really is no better way to spend a few hours this weekend.

Broads Tours River Trips

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

For full details please see our full timetable, all of our boats have access for wheel chair users (advance booking is advisable) you are more than welcome to bring your pet and under 5’s travel for FREE, all of our River Trips depart from Wroxham,

Be the Captain of your very own boat!

If you prefer to explore at your own pace and relax with a picnic, then why not take to the water on one of our easy to drive Dayboats, with comfortable seating for up to 8 people these are the perfect way to get up close to some of the magical wildlife the Norfolk Broads is famous for.

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Our fleet of day boats uncovered and ready for Father’s day Weekend.


Our Dayboats are available by the hour, half day or a full 8 hour day, are staff are on hand to offer handling skills and will be more than happy to recommend a route for you to have that perfect family day out.

No previous experience required, life jackets are available for all ages and onsite parking is available. For full details on all of our various dayboats, visit our website or any of our staff will be more than happy to help you plan your day out.


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Enjoy a Free Day Boat in June
Come and stay in one of our modern and comfortable Waterside Holiday Homes in Wroxham, the heart of the Norfolk Broads. With fishing season well underway there really is no better way to enjoy this relaxing past time.

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Be the Captain for the day of your very own boat.


If you book to stay with us for a holiday starting the 29th of June you will enjoy the use of one of our standard day boats FREE of charge. Enjoy a 7 day break and enjoy the FREE use of a Day Boat for 2 days, stay for a short break 3 or 4 nights and enjoy the boat for 1 day. Short breaks can start on either Saturday 29th or Tuesday 2nd July. Click for further details on any of our properties. 

This offer is for new holiday bookings whilst staying in either one of our Cottages, Penthouse’s or Apartments. Only valid for the week the 29th June and please be aware that Fair View Lodge has its own current offer.

For full details on this offer please do not hesitate to contact us direct on 01603 782207.

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As May comes to an end, it has been a month scattered with inclement weather, more bank holidays than you can shake a stick at and an encouraging increase in trade for the company.

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Our fleet of day boats uncovered and ready for a busy Whitsun Weekend.

After a slow start to the season, with the coldest spring in decades affecting both day trade and weekly hire bookings, the weather gods finally decided to shine on Wroxham, with rising temperatures and sunshine married with the May Day Bank Holiday starting the month off on the right foot.

Self-drive day launches were flying off the quay heading like nobody’s business and passenger trip boats were leaving their stations full of happy customers, trying to make the most of the sunshine while it lasted.With the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend at the end of the month also being blessed with nice weather, the Friday and Saturday hire fleet turnaround days supplied us with 40 holidays for the half term week.

With Hire Fleet bookings on the up, aided by a successful ‘On the Water’ Open Weekend at the company at the back end of April, the projection for the rest of the summer is positive as we move into June.

Our happy group of boat builders are also being kept on their toes, with the arrival of two new mouldings to start work on a new 2-4 Berth cruiser called the Fair Executive and another Luxury Day Cruiser for day hire. Both of these projects will be documented on this blog in the coming weeks and months, so keep your eyes peeled for developments!

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Wilson the life jacket wearing teddy bear, modelling his new life jacket for the start of the Summer season.

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Wilson wearing his life jacket

Here is the latest addition to our day boat staff, affectionately known as Wilson. Come rain or shine, he can always be found outside the day boat shed on the quay heading down by the bridge, and he is a constant reminder for people to enjoy boating safely. Apart from a slight mishap with a black Labrador a few weeks back, which took a particular liking to his big fluffy ears, Wilson seems to have gone down well with adults and children alike. Why not pop down to Broads Tours and say hello!

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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).

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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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A new experience….

If you are considering your first Broads Boating Holiday please be assured that there is absolutely no need for previous experience in boat handling. Before you leave our boatyard a member of our friendly team will explain all the controls and the safety equipment on board your boat. He will then take you down the river to show you how to manoeuvre and to moor up.

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A lovely summers afternoon

Whilst on your holiday we are always at the end of the telephone if you need further advice. Often the phone call is all that it takes to reassure you, but we are always happy to arrange to meet you wherever you are on the Broads waterways at your convenience.

Throughout our brochure (you can request a brochure by clicking the following link) you will see that we have over 25 different styles of cruiser. These vary from boats all on one level, ideal for customers who are less mobile, to boats with the option of driving from both inside and out.

With you our customers in mind we have carefully fitted out and equipped our cruisers with all the comforts of home.  (Please see pages 10-11 within our holiday brochure for further details)

Whichever cruiser you choose you can be assured that it will offer fantastic views of the waterways and the surrounding beautiful countryside, allowing you the freedom to explore at your own pace. Choosing the right boat is the very start of your adventure…

If you are still not sure which cruiser would suit your individual needs? Then please call a member of our friendly reception team who will be only too happy to help steer you towards your perfect holiday on 01603 782207.

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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.

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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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