Frequently asked questions

Getting here

Our address is; Ferry View Estate, Lower Street, Horning, Norfolk NR12 8PT
We have ample outside parking free of charge. Undercover parking is sometimes available, by prior arrangement at a small cost.

Checking in

We aim to have your cruiser ready for 1pm although official takeover time is 4pm. If you arrive after office hours for any reason, we have a procedure for late arrivals which means you cannot leave the marina on your boat until you have been checked in the following day and had your trial run. Your cruiser must be handed back to the Marina by 9am on your day of departure.

Our boats

You do not need previous experience to drive a boat, when you arrive you will be given a full demonstration of all equipment on the cruiser and a trial run to ensure you are happy driving and mooring a boat. You will also be given a manual providing useful information, instructions on operating your cruiser and reminders of safe navigation.
This varies on a combination of the following: tides, boat, distance, heating etc and unfortunately it’s not possible to estimate before your holiday begins. The engines are designed to be most efficient at the normal cruising speed so to conserve fuel you should always stick to, or go slower than the speed limits, which are generally between 3 mph and 6 mph. This will avoid riverbank erosion and also allow you to enjoy the wonderful constantly changing scenery and wildlife. You are advised to take advantage of the tides on the lower reaches of the river Bure and Southern rivers, check out the Broads Authority tide table to find out more.
Yes, we supply auto inflate buoyancy aids for adults and buoyancy aids for children. Full instruction on fitting, when and where to wear your lifejackets will be given. We also have a variety of sizes for dogs available on request.
Subject to availability you can moor at most other broads hire boat yards and some yacht stations. There are also 20 free 24 hour Broads Authority moorings, as well as some private moorings which are chargeable. Most riverside pubs provide moorings for customers.

Facilities

All of our boats have diesel powered heating.
Yes, although they are relatively small and not as powerful as your fridge at home so not recommended for storing frozen food.
It’s called a galley! The galley on your holiday cruiser has a gas hob, oven, grill, microwave and sink. Crockery, kettle, pots and nonstick pans are supplied along with cutlery. We also have salt cellars, butter dishes, cafetieres and toasters which are available upon request.
There is a Radio, TV and DVD onboard your holiday cruiser for your entertainment. The boat has USB sockets and 12v car type chargers for charging telephones. We also have inverters for some 240v electrical appliances, although they will not support high powered devices. There are showers with hot and cold running waters and toilets aboard
Yes you can, although hair dryers or straighteners which are more powerful than 1500w should not be used.
We will supply all bed linen and towels, to suit the details provided on the arrivals form that you will fill in prior to your holiday.
During the course of your hire period you may require a pump out service. This is available at boatyards, Yacht stations and some public mooring spots. We do advise that land based toilets are used as much as possible. Part week holidays do not normally require a pump out. however the higher the occupancy and the longer the holiday, the more likely your toilet will need a pump out.
Pets are welcome, they are subject to a small additional charge. We can also supply life jackets for dogs if required.

Broads rivers

Yes in general you can fish. Fishing is permitted from 15th June to 15th March with a National Rivers Authority Licence which can be bought from any Post office. Fishing equipment can be purchased locally if required.

Contact us

If you have any more questions which aren’t covered above, please email hello@broadshols.co.uk where we will be happy to help you with your queries.