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Broads National Park Ranger Cruise

Hoveton, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Ron

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

*Bookings only accepted for single groups of up to six participants from the same bubble - please select "Book as private group" when confirming your reservation!

Experience the unique wildlife habitats of the Broads National Park aboard a beautiful custom-built electric driven Edwardian-style launch. This quiet and gentle boat trip meanders along the River Bure, a typical stretch of river flanked by trees, reeds and waterside properties, which has been inspiring visitors since Victorian times and was the birthplace of the Broads boating holiday industry.

Ron will help you to spot the wildlife; from damselflies and dragonflies to majestic herons stalking the waters edge and taking flight as you slowly pass by. You may also spot a colourful kingfisher darting between trees or a playful otter searching for fish in the water. Occasionally you may be treated to the sight of a snake skimming the surface of the water.

Enjoy a picnic hamper of delicious local food & drink from the renowned Norfolk Mead Hotel. Savour the delicacies in the cosy lounge of the boat or whilst soaking up the late afternoon sunshine.

This 2 hour experience is a great introduction to the delights of boating on the broads without the worry of negotiating the waterways yourself, so you are free to enjoy the scenery and wildlife whilst soaking up the knowledge from your expert guide.
Other things to note
Only dates listed are bookable. Guests will need to wear the lifejackets provided at all times. The experience is not suitable for dogs. Guests will need to be able to step on and off the boat. The experience is not wheelchair accessible.
*Bookings only accepted for single groups of up to six participants from the same bubble - please select "Book as private group" when confirming your reservation!

Experience the unique wildlife habitats of the Broads National Park aboard a beautiful custom-built electric driven Edwardian-style launch. This quiet and gentle boat trip meanders along the River Bure, a typical stretch of river flanked by trees, reeds and waterside properti…

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What's included

  • Food
    A luxury picnic hamper of local food and soft drinks from the Norfolk Mead...
  • Drinks
    A soft drink will be included in your picnic hamper
  • Equipment
    Lifejackets
From £49
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ron

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I'm Ron! I've been an employee of the Broads Authority for many years, during which time I've entertained thousands of guests & visitors on our trip boats. I have a wealth of extensive experience living and working on the Broads, which is invaluable and I can provide guests with a unique and informative insight into this very special National Park.

No two trips are the same due to seasonal changes, weather conditions & wildlife appearances on the day. But whatever the circumstances, a memorable time will be had by all. For a long time I've wanted to offer a unique experience with more opportunities to witness the wildlife, explore further reaches of the Bure & to enjoy mouth watering food on the way. This Ranger Experience is the perfect way to cruise slowly through the Broads in the comfort & safety of an experienced boat handler.
Hi, I'm Ron! I've been an employee of the Broads Authority for many years, during which time I've entertained thousands of guests & visitors on our trip boats. I have a wealth of extensive experience living and working on the Broads, which is invaluable and I can provide guests with a unique and informative insight into this very special National Park.

No two trips are the same due to seasonal changes, weather conditions & wildlife appearances on the day. But whatever the circumstanc…
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Where you'll be

The experience starts in Hoveton, a pretty village in the English county of Norfolk located within the Broads National Park. You will board 'Liana' the Edwardian-style launch in Hoveton and cruise slowly down the River Bure, which is the longest of the Broads rivers. Whilst Hoveton is north of the river, Wroxham is south; but many people refer to the whole settlement as "Wroxham".

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Kevin
October 2019
A very relaxing and informative trip that gave us a wonderful insight to nature on the broads in autumn. Have to comeback and experience more in spring and summer!
Elizabeth
September 2019
This was a unique experience on the Norfolk Broads which we would strongly recommend. A peaceful afternoon learning about the area and Broads, spotting king fishers, otters and several other wildlife. Amazing picnic and beautiful views.
Rob
September 2019
A truly magical and calming boat trip with delicious food from the Norfolk Mead. Evan though we had rain this unique stretch of river was beautiful in the late afternoon with the sun peaking through the clouds. Ron is a great host with a wealth of local knowledge.
A truly magical and calming boat trip with delicious food from the Norfolk Mead. Evan though we had rain this unique stretch of river was beautiful in the late afternoon with the…
Stephanie
September 2019
I really loved this experience, Ron is a great host and makes you feel at ease straight away. The boat 'Liana' was smart and comfortable and the location on the River Bure is beautiful and really serene. Ron really knows his flora & fauna - I learnt a lot about the different kinds of wildlife in the Broads National Park. The luxury picnic hamper was delightful, it was supplied by the Norfolk Mead Hotel, so I think I'll visit them for dinner too! I love my new book Still Waters, which is a real memory of my boat trip in this beautiful part of England. Thank you :)
I really loved this experience, Ron is a great host and makes you feel at ease straight away. The boat 'Liana' was smart and comfortable and the location on the River Bure is beau…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Suitable clothing & footwear for a boat trip bearing in mind the weather on the day.