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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire May 2019 Newsletter

Spring Bank Holiday 2019
There's still time to book your Spring Bank Holiday break away. Hopefully nice temperatures,
good company, everywhere spic & span for the new season. What could be better?

-Click the boat names for more information

Boat Name

Nights Sleeps Dates Hire
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Gala Girl
4 3 27th May £709 £610

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Conway Bridge
4 4 28th May £849 £770

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Broom Captain
4 4 27th May £1049


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London Bridge
4 6 28th May £1009 £915

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Bright Gem

4 7 28th May £ £700



Brinks Harmony
Barnes Brinkcraft

4 8 27th May £ £1419

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Chelsea Bridge
7 4 24th May £759 £688

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Silver Serenade
Silverline Marine
7 4 25th May £1059 £960

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Silver Sirocco
Silverline Marine
7 4 25th May £1390 £1258

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Silver Elegance
Silverline Marine

7 6 25th May £1945 £1757



Westminster Bridge

7 7 24th May £1409 £1275


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Blue Horizon

7 7 25th May £ £1002

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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

New Boatyard open at Waveney River Centre
The Waveney River Centre at Burgh St Peter on the River Waveney, well known for it's holiday village and dayboat business, has now introduced a fleet of holiday boats. Five cruisers which will accommodate from 3 to 6 people are available to hire. They include Waveney Andromeda (right), a brand new luxury cruiser for six people. More details are available on our site HERE

Waveney Andromeda

Norfolk Broads City, town and Village lowdown - Surlingham


Surlingham is a small village reached from the moorings at the Surlingham Ferry public house on the river Yare, around 30 minutes cruise time from Brundall. Moorings are as stated outside the public house and are mostly stern-on though a few side on moorings are available directly outside the Ferry. The moorings mark the site of a ferry service which operated to Postwick until 1939 following a collision with one of the coasters which plied between Yarmouth and Norwich. There are limited moorings available on the opposite bank, though these have no services and there is no means of crossing the river.

Things to do: A walk through woodland takes you to the small village of Surlingham. The Wheatfen Nature Reserve founded by the Norfolk naturalist and broadcaster Ted Ellis is located nearby in the village. Entry is free of charge. The reserve is well thought of and is one of the last remaining tidal marshes on the Yare valley. As the patron of the Trust, David Bellamy said, "Wheatfen Broad is, in its way, as important as Mount Everest or the giant redwood forests of North America. It is probably the best bit of fenland we have because we know so much about it. That is purely because one man gave his life trying to understand it - Ted Ellis". St Mary's church in the village is unusual in that it houses a round rather than rectangular tower. Ted Ellis is buried here. The villages of Rockland St. Mary and Bramerton are within a 30 minute walk should you wish to visit them. Both are equally accessible from the river.

Eating and Drinking: The Surlingham Ferry is a community run public house. It is popular with both locals and holidaymakers offering an extensive menu of main meals and snacks. The Ferry has regular musical entertainment which tend to be held on an afternoon.

Other Services: A walk to the village will bring you to a post office and general stores. Take the Ferry Road from the public house until it meets New Road and then Pond Lane. The Post Office is a little further along on School Lane.

TIP: Surlingham Broad is reached by a sign-posted dyke leading from the River Yare, heading towards Brundall. It is a secluded Broad and is noted for harbouring the wrecks of 13 wherrys which were sunk here. The timbers can still be seen as you approach the chained off area.
For more information and locations consult our Surlingham map

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