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Houseboat To Cruiser Holiday On The Broads


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Hi all, Im new to this boating thing but am thinking how nice it would be if I could hire a houseboat for a short break weekend then follow it up with a short break midweek on a boat Is this possible? I found a houseboat at Wroxham called Marinella which might fit the bill  and a couple of the reviews said that the owner hired them his dayboat so they could cruise the local waterways but its bookable through hoseasons so I cant contact the owner to ask about his boat hire. Now I know most houseboats come with a dinghy but thats not really what I want, I would ideally like to hire a cruiser. So the question is does anyone know of a firm that might be able to offer a package deal for houseboat/boat or am I asking too much? The internet seems to be a bit sparse on combining the two. Anyway if anyone has ever tried this combo or has any advice I would be very grateful to hear from you so Thanks in advance guys

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Welcome to the forum 🙂 I'm sure that more knowledgeable members than me will be along in the morning. Meanwhile I think that the combination you are looking for may have to be booked as seperate breaks. I imagine it's possible though and sounds like great holiday! Also maybe consider a riverside property for the first part of your break rather than specifically a houseboat, you may find a wider range of options.

Good luck 👍

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If you like the Horning / Wroxham area it may be worth considering these 

https://www.watersidebreaks.com/description/watersidegrandlodge.htm

They are off Grebe Island next to both JB Boats 

https://www.jbboats.co.uk/

And Norfolk Boat Hire who both offer day boats for short or longer bookings at a reasonable price

http://www.norfolkboathire.co.uk/index.html

In addition you also have Boulter's Marine who offer day boat hire

A good website to check is here

https://www.norfolkbroadsboathire.biz/dayboathire.asp

But as others have said, you may have to compromise and book the houseboat and day boats separately

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Graham47 said:

Whispering Reeds in Hickling have Houseboats and a small cruiser / day boat.

 

We hired an electric day boat from Whispering Reeds one year as we wanted to enjoy the peace and quiet that you get cruising above Potter Heigham bridge.

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