We have a fleet of six day launches, these are licensed to carry six or seven people, however we are allowed to individually risk assess higher numbers if the party includes some smaller children.  The launches are available to hire from one hour or a full day, we can also arrange longer term hire and for those staying with us on our boats a special rate is available.

We can suggest a number of trips for any length of time.  As a rough guide, an hour will get you a slow trip around Hickling Broad itself.  Three hours will get you down to Horsey Staithe, with a quick cup of tea and a teacake at the National Trust shop before heading back.  Or add an hour for a walk across to the beach from the staithe to see the seal colony which is thriving on the sand.  Or you don’t have to aim for anywhere in particular and can just spend a day following your nose down the river at the most peaceful end of the Norfolk Broads.

It is always a good idea to book in advance if you want to hire a launch for the day.  You can email us at info@whisperingreeds.net or phone on 01692 598314.  We only ask for a small deposit, (if we ask for one at all!) and we’re normally pretty flexible about changing days if the weather isn’t looking too good on the day you’ve booked.