One of the big attractions for people who wish to use a hire boat to explore the Norfolk Broads is the fact that the extensive Norfolk Broad system offers the first time boater a virtually lock free cruising environment.The boat hire centre usually offers a wide range of Broads Cruisers which people who regularly cruise on canals will see differ dramatically from a narrowboat.
Most are wide beam craft which, while steered from the back, are often controlled with a ships wheel rather than a tiller. There is usually greater emphasis on being able to seat the crew outside with some Norfolk Broads Hire Boats (Boat Hire Norfolk Broads) having seating and standing areas.
There are plenty of places to visit around the Broads with villages such as Horning and Potter Heigham proving very popular with boat crews.
Day boat hire is available from places like Oulten Broad, and if you don’t feel like taking control of a boat yourself, you could take a boat trip with one of the many companies offering such facilities throughout the Norfolk Broads. (Boat Hire Norfolk Broads)