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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire August 2020 Newsletter

We're sold out in August and most of September. How about a week in October?
First with the relaxing of lockdown, and then with Spain being taken off the list of possible holiday destinations, we have no vacancies for the month of August. September is almost full, and it's not until October, that we still have a good choice of boats to offer. So if you're still to get away this year, consider October when the weather can still be pleasant, and all the shops, bars and restaurants remain open. Plus, the hire charges are half that of high season. We have 3, 4 and 7 night availability. Here are just a few suggestions.
Click the boat names for more information

Boat Name Nights Sleeps Dates Cost Per person Boat images
Brinks Encore
from Wroxham
4 4 6th October £536 £134

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San Julian
from Stalham
4 6 5th October £381 £63

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Fair Emperor
from Wroxham
4 8 6th October £1034 £129

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Bright Horizon
4 4 13th October £268 £67

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Brooklyn Bridge
4 6 13th October £599 £100

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Fair Empress
4 11 12th October £957 £87

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Fair Ambassador
7 4 6th October £697 £174

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Fair Monarch
7 6 3rd October £1209 £201

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Superior Gem
7 10 3rd October £563 £56

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Amber Gem
7 4 9th October £384 £96

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Royall Commander
7 6 10th October £762 £127

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Commander A
7 8 10th October £1352 £169



Prices shown are the accommodation charges taken from the Hoseasons reservation system, and do not include damage waiver or fuel deposit. Prices are correct at the time of writing but remain subject to change.
Full terms and conditions available on the Hoseasons website
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This Month's news and features

Cancellations Page for August & September holidays
We're getting around 3 to 5 cancellations per day, so it makes sense to highlight them on a specific page so those people who are still looking for a holiday, can see what's just come in. The page is updated each morning before 9.30pm and frequently throughout the day as cancellations arrive.
Click HERE to see the page

Norfolk Broads towns and Villages - Norwich

Norwich Yacht Station
The city of Norwich marks the limit of navigation for hire boats. Having cruised up the river Yare until its junction with the river Wensum, you will approach Norwich city centre passing many warehouses which have recently been converted into luxury waterside apartments. Eventually you will see the moorings at Norwich Yacht Station (not just for yachts). You can either stop at the office to pay your moorings fees (£5 between 10 am and 6pm or £13 to include the overnight stay) or continue on, moor up then return to the office. You are advised to put your mud-weight out and to tie ropes back on to your boat. There has been some noise disturbance on Friday and Saturday nights due to the close proximity of Norwich's night scene so you might be advised to avoid these nights or just visit during the day. 

Local Attractions: Norwich is a fine city which has everything for the visitor including a stunning cathedral, the Castle Museum and Art Gallery, a thriving outdoor market, indoor modern shopping centres, department stores, cinemas, theatres, 

Eating and Drinking: There are too many bars and restaurants in Norwich to list here. Those closest to the Yacht Station are The Compleat Angler which is located just across the bridge located at the start of the moorings and Lollards Pit which is situated near the bridge at the opposite end of the moorings. A Wetherspoons, TGI Fridays and Frankie & Benny's outlets are within walking distance, just beyond Norwich train station.

Other Services: The Yacht Station has showers and toilets on-site which are free to those paying the mooring fees. Rubbish disposal and free water are also available. The site is security fenced with CCTV. There are many shops within walking distance as is Norwich Rail Station.  Norwich is a large city famous for its cathedral and castle, both of which are must sees. The city centre is a 15 minute walk from the Yacht Station moorings, which are close to Norwich railway station for those not wanting to make the journey up by boat. Upon arriving at the Yacht Station, there is usually space to moor outside the office to pay your mooring fees. Once paid continue upstream to a suitable stopping point. Norwich has an abundance of shopping facilities including an outdoor market, banks, a 24 hour walk-in doctor's surgery, bars, restaurants and nightspots.

TIP: We recommend avoiding Friday, Saturday and Sunday overnight stays here as the yacht station is adjacent to Norwich's vibrant night venues which makes for noisy weekends.

For more information and locations consult our Norwich map
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