Cruising The River Bure
If you’re staying in Wroxham, you MUST go out in a boat! Cross the bridge into the village and you’ll see boats everywhere. There’s several wheel-chair friendly boat trips, many times a day with fully licensed bar and light refreshments. Cost is around £10 per person, depending on distance and boat. These larger boats have a commentary and some run out of season too, with special evening, Halloween, music, and Christmas trips. See cruise schedules at Broads Boat Trips.
Wroxham looks great from any angle, but exceptionally beautiful from the water. The enchanting landscape is like going back in time. From the river you see many things invisible otherwise: wildlife, reed beds, thatched cottages, beer gardens, and little canals like in Venice.
Day Boat Hire
Don't be afraid to hire your own boat: it's more fun! The Bure is navigable 31-miles from Coltishall to Great Yarmouth – the longest of the Broads rivers. From Wroxham you only have time to cruise as far as Horning or Coltishall and back for the day. Plan your journey with a speed of 4 mph. Day boats are easy to drive, most are electric. If you can drive a car, you can control a boat. Steer by looking a long way ahead, and remember a boat doesn’t have breaks!
Cost & Where To Go
Prices from £18 to £25 an hour or £85 a day for a small 6-person picnic boat. You must book ahead in the summer: Richardson’s or Wroxham Boat Hire. Hire for at least 3-hours and cruise to Horning - an hour each way. A beautiful little village with pubs, restaurants, tea houses, post office and other shops. There's benches where you can sit and watch the boats sail by - if they're all taken: picnic in your boat!
Dayboat at Horning
River Bure Sailing