There are lots of opportunities to get on the water without doing the hard work of crewing for yourself.
Many companies offer boat trips where they take care of the navigation, and you can simply sit back and enjoy the waterways of the Broads.
Albion is a national treasure - built specifically as a sailing trading barge for the Broads, she is now 114yrs old and a member of the Historic Fleet under the auspices of National Historic Ships.http://www.wherryalbion.com
The Waterside, Rollesby - a boating, wildlife, leisure & dining experience not to be missed! Enjoy a fun and informative guided tour of the Broad on the Edwardian launch 'Gentleman Jim' (approx 30 minutes).http://www.thewatersiderollesby.co.uk
Fritton Decoy is a private, land-locked Broad, part of Fritton Lake Countryworld and Somerleyton Estate. Enjoy a relaxing guided tour aboard The Bittern, a beautiful launch, for a small additional charge.http://www.somerleyton.co.uk/explore/fritton_lake.php
Broads Tours operates a fleet of double-decker passenger boats on the Broads, Britain’s magical waterland. All tours include a live commentary; the skipper will explain the origins of the Broads with light refreshments & licensed bar avail.http://www.broadstours.co.uk
A waterborne mystery trail by electric boat, along dykes fringed with marshland plants. An experienced guide will show you the wildlife - stunning dragonflies, marsh harriers, wildflowers and swallowtail butterflies.
Explore the newest member of the National Park family on board a Herbert Woods Day Boat or Canoe. Perfect for a spot of fishing or a secluded picnic, there is no better way to explore the Broads. Cruiser and Cottage holidays also available.http://www.herbertwoods.co.uk
A wildlife boat trip on Liana offers Edwardian style, travelling along the River Bure towards Coltishall and back, with plenty of time to enjoy this tranquil and varied stretch of river with woodlands and meadows.http://email@example.com
Come and join us on board Lola....your very own luxury yacht and crew for the day. Lola Charters offers a range of truly unique Norfolk Broads experiences… our qualified crew have a passion for life afloat.Lola, our Flagship 35ft cruiser is the most luxurious of our fleet. She has a fully stocked bar on board and can be used throughout the year thanks to full-heating and an all weather full cover. When the weather is good, the boat can be completely stripped back to offer access to the sunshine, both from the stern and the bow of the boat.
The Waterside's new boat 'Stuart's Dream' is a MkIII Wheelyboat, designed and developed by the Wheelyboat Trust, a small national charity dedicated to providing disabled people with access to waterborne activities. At 17ft long it has a carrying capacity of eight people including wheelchairs (maximum load 1,000 kilos). We safely recommend no more than 4 wheelchairs on the boat at any one time as this comfortably allows space for up to 4 carers/companions for whom seats will be provided.
The North Sea Xplorer, a luxury rigid inflatable boat, ventures out on a variety of excursions which are sure to thrill and delight all ages, taking in spectacular coastline scenery and coastal wildlife. Trips depart from Lowestoft harbour.http://www.northseaxplorer.com
Take a guided trip on the solar boat Ra to experience the watery wildlife at Whitlingham Country Park. Surrounded by green banks and woodlands, it's hard to believe how close you are to the city. Ra is fully accessible to wheelchair users. 01603 756094 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.broads-authority.gov.uk
Scroby Sands Boat Trips operate from Great Yarmouth's Central Beach throughout the summer months (commencing 6 May in 2013), chalkboards by the beach advertise the times. Scroby Sands is home to Scroby windfarm and a colony of grey seals.http://www.sealtripsatyarmouth.com
Waveney Stardust is a purpose built broads motor cruiser designed to offer people, who would not otherwise be able to use a traditional boat, the opportunity to use the Norfolk and Suffolk waterways.http://www.waveneystardust.co.uk