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 at Hoveton, How Hill and Ranworth.

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.

Times

April, May and October - weekends, bank holidays, Easter week and local half term only: 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm.

June to September: 10am, 11am, 12pm. 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm daily.

Duration: 50 minutes.

Prices

£10 adult, £8 child, £30 family (up to two adults and two children - not suitable for dogs or children under two). The max number of passengers is 6. Group bookings available - please ask for details.

To book call: 01603 756096, email toadholetic@broads-authority.gov.uk or visit the information centre.

Liana

Set off on a voyage of discovery on board our Edwardian-style electric launch. Our 55-minute trips head across Malthouse Broad, then along Ranworth Dam and the River Bure towards Cockshoot Dyke.

Times

April, May and October: weekends, bank holidays, Easter week, local half-term, 10.30am, 2pm and 3pm.

June - September: daily; 10.30am, 2pm and 3pm.

Duration: 55 minutes.

Prices

£10 adult, £8 child, £30 family (up to two adults and two children). The max number of passengers is 8.

To book call 01603 756094, email ranworthtic@broads-authority.gov.uk or visit the information centre.

Ra

Our solar-powered boat Ra will transport you along a beautiful and tranquil stretch of the river, going towards Coltishall and into Bridge Broad. The trips depart from Hoveton Riverside Park, and the boat takes up to 9 passengers at the skipper's discretion.

We strive to provide a regular service but as Ra tours can be cancelled at short notice for operational reasons, please call our email the office before visiting.

Times

April, May and October - weekends, bank holidays, Easter week and local half term only: 10.30am, 11.45am (extended trip), 2.30pm and 3.45pm.

June to September: 10.30am, 11.45am (extended trip), 2.30pm and 3.45pm.

Duration: 60 or 90 minutes.

Prices

Short trips (60 minutes) - £10 adult, £8 child, £30 family (up to two adults and two children).

Long trips (90 minutes)  - £12 adult, £10 child, £40 family (up to two adults and two children).

We also offer special trips on Ra for private groups including birthdays and other celebrations. Please contact us via the details below to enquire about a private booking.

The max number of passengers is 9.

To book call 01603 756097, email hovetontic@broads-authority.gov.uk or visit the information centre.