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wildlife spotting

Broads National Park Ranger Cruise

wildlife spotting

Broads National Park Ranger Cruise

4 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
wildlife spotting

Broads National Park Ranger Cruise

wildlife spotting

Broads National Park Ranger Cruise

4 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

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. You will also receive a copy 'Still Waters', a book published in 2019 to celebrate 30 years of the Broads Authority that features stunning photography of the Broads National Park.

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Your host

Learn more about Ron

Ron

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.

What's included

Food
A luxury picnic hamper of local food and soft drinks from the Norfolk Mead Hotel. You will need to let us know about dietary…
Drinks
A soft drink will be included in your picnic hamper
Equipment
Lifejackets

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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".

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend. There may be a drop to step onto the boat, please enquire before booking if you are concerned about accessibility. The experience is not wheelchair friendly.

More tips

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.
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Broads National Park Ranger Cruise
4 reviews
$66/person
4 reviews
$66/person