Boat trips

One of the best ways to explore the Broads is, of course, by boat and the Broads Authority runs a boat trip at each of its three visitor hubs.


The stylish Edwardian style launch Liana wends its way through the tranquil reaches of the upper Bure from our Hoveton Information Centre towards Coltishall.

To book call: 01603 756097 / 01603 782281 or email


Ra was Britain's first solar-powered passenger boat. It takes groups around the Great Broad at Whitlingham Country Park on the edge of Norwich for the chance to see Broads wildlife close to the city. Ra has a ramp so is available to wheelchair users and takes up to 12 passengers.

To book call: 01603 756094 / 01603 617332 or email

Electric Eel

The Electric Eel carries passengers on a wildlife water trail along the hidden dykes behind the How Hill National Nature Reserve, stopping at a bird hide on the way. On a sunny summer's day you are likely to see an abundance of amazing dragonflies and damselflies and in June and July the very rare Swallowtail butterfly that only lives in the Broads.

To book call:01603 756096 / 01692 678763 or email

For more ideas on how to get the most out of your time in the Broads go to Visit the Broads