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, 1pm and 3pm.
June to September: 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily.

Duration: 50 minutes.

Prices

£8 adult, £7 child and concession, £25 family (up to two adults and two children - not suitable for children under two). Group bookings available - please ask for details.

To book call: 01692 678763 / 01603 756096 or email toadholetic@broads-authority.gov.uk

Liana

New for this year, set off from Ranworth on a voyage of discovery on board Liana, our Edwardian-style electric launch. Trips head across Malthouse Broad, along Ranworth Dam and out on to the River Bure. Hear about the wonderful wildlife of the Bure Marshes – and we hope you see some of it! Look out for great crested grebes, even a kingfisher zipping across the water and look up too, a marsh harrier could be soaring overhead.

Times

April, May and October - weekends, bank holidays, Easter week and local half term only: 10.30am and 2pm.
June to September: 10.30am and 2pm daily.

Duration: 90 minutes.

Prices

£10 adult, £8 child and concession, £30 family (up to two adults and two children)

To book call: 01603 756094 or email ranworthtic@broads-authority.gov.uk

Ra

New for 2021, 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 11 passengers at the skipper's discretion.

Times

April, May and October - weekends, bank holidays, Easter week and local half term only: 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
June to September: 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily.

Duration: 50 or 90 minutes

Prices

£8 adult, £7 child and concession, £25 family (up to two adults and two children),

Extended trips cost £10 adult, £8 child and concession, £30 family (up to two adults and two children)

To book call: 01603 782281 or email hovetontic@broads-authority.gov.uk