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The Broads

#3 of 144 things to do in Norwich Features Animals
Norwich, England
+44 1603 610734
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Where have all the ducks gone?

Another visit on the Broads, a bit wet when we started out but the weather did pick up. We started... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Norfolk Broads Direct - Fair Ambassador

This was our first trip on this type of boat and we thoroughly enjoyed it. One thing I would like... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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This is an awe-inspiring region of interconnected waterways and lakes, which offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including boating, river cruises and an abundance of wildlife and scenery.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Norwich, England
+44 1603 610734
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another visit on the Broads, a bit wet when we started out but the weather did pick up. We started in Wroxham, a very busy place to pick your boat up from, if you can I would avoid a Friday or Saturday pick up, it...More

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first trip on this type of boat and we thoroughly enjoyed it. One thing I would like to point out though is that our boat was described as suitable for 2-4 adults, I would say it was more suited to 2 adults...More

Thank Audrey1933
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We hired a small diesel boat between 4 of us and went from Wroxham to Horning and back in just under 4 hours. We were stopped at a pub in Horning for about 2 hours, and the other 2 hours on the boat. They don't...More

Thank Danielle N
Reviewed 5 days ago

From start to finish the service and boat was excellent I would fully recommend Richardson's to anyone Thanks again. Ian and Jjacquie Looking forward too next year.

1  Thank coachie2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rented a boat with friends expecting to be a bit bored going down narrow channels looking at reeds. I was so wrong! A range of wide rivers and huge expanses of water dotted with amazing houses and great pubs that you can moor outside of....More

Thank Tourist_Turtle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children love this place, feeding the ducks. Watching out for trains. Toy shopping. Boat watching. Exploring the area. Ice creams etc

Thank JosieLUtt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a fantastic Week on the Commodore. The experience was 5 star all the way from check in to check out. With easy fuss free parking, simple check in. A full and informed guide around the vessel (far from the "its...More

Thank rjmonkhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a week on Magic Gem 1 through Richardsons. I have never driven a boat, but was put at ease immediately by the great guy who orientated us to the boat. The whole handover process is slick and efficient. Had a couple of nice days...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting family in Norwich, they treated us to a 4 hour boat ride along this. The weather was gorgeous, and it was such a relaxing experience. I have never drove a boat before. There was 7 of us on the boat and that was...More

1  Thank WirralFoxy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from a great holiday on the Norfolk Broads. We found plenty for our young children to do when we moored. You do need to get where your heading by early afternoon if you want to get a mooring easily. It can get busy...More

1  Thank Duncanneale
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Hi every one, we are hiring Concerto 6 from Barnes Brinkcraft starting at Wroxham in 2 weeks (First Timers) Can anyone suggest a itinerary for 1 week boating holiday for 2 couples includes pub stops mornings etc + tips and any advice.
June 3, 2017|
Response from rachelroy1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there , You will have the best time . We recommend hitting Horning there is a lovely pub there right where you moor up . Ranworth Broads The Maltsters pub which is fantastic and Frome which also has a newly renovated pub... More
off to norfolk broads next week. any words of wisdom? do's? dont's?
May 12, 2017|
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Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
Don't make the trip about getting from one destination to the other. sit back, relax and enjoy the journey at a slow steady pace. take the time to enjoy the stunning scenery and awesome wildlife. take a bottle wine and... More
Hi ...anyone hired the crystal gem from Richardsons??? Thanks
March 5, 2017|
Response from Blinkey55 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no, I use Fineways, they are VERY competitively priced and reliable.