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Canoe & Kayak Hire in the Norfolk Broads

Canoe & Kayak Hire in the Norfolk Broads

£ 30

Salhouse, Norwich

Beginner & Intermediate
Gear Rental
Salhouse, Norwich
Cancellation: Strict
Start time(s): 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
£ 30

Activity Highlights:

Discover the beauty of the Norfolk Broads with our kayak and canoe hire. Perfect for both experienced adventurers and first-timers, our service offers a delightful way to experience the calm and natural splendor of the region.

Key Details

  • Season: April – October
  • Pricing:
    • Canoes: Up to 3 hrs £50.00 | Up to 6 hrs £70.00
    • Kayaks: Up to 3 hrs £30.00 | Up to 6hrs £45.00

What to Expect

We will provide you with buoyancy aids, paddles and dry bags, and go though safety and emergency procedures before you set off for the day.

Begin your journey by drifting peacefully through Wherry Cut, a haven for local wildlife. You might choose to disembark and wander through the Broadland’s wild beauty at the Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail, or you can continue on the water towards picturesque spots like Horning, Wroxham, or even the distant Ranworth with a 6-hour hire.

Location

Nestled between Wroxham and Horning, Salhouse Broad is an iconic part of the Norfolk Broads. Rich in history and biodiversity, this region boasts captivating landscapes, ranging from reedbeds to dense woodlands. We will send you the exact meeting point upon booking.

Prerequisites

  • At least one adult (18+) must be present in the hire group.
  • Solo paddlers are restricted to Salhouse Broad.
  • Group sizes of 2 or more have the freedom to venture beyond Salhouse Broad.

Why Choose Us?

Salhouse Broad is a place of distinction within the Norfolk Broads, boasting a unique landscape shaped by ancient gravel deposits. Managed with love by our ranger team, we have a strong commitment to preserving its natural beauty for future generations. Our location brims with biodiversity, from the elusive swallowtail butterfly to thick woodlands. More than just a business, our operations are community-focused. Every hire supports the continuous conservation and enhancement of Salhouse Broad, ensuring it remains a special place for all.

Come and make memories with us amidst the tranquil beauty of the Norfolk Broads. We’re looking forward to welcoming you!

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What's Included:

  • Choice of 3-person canoes (or 2 adults and 2 small children) or 1-person kayaks (prepare for a splash!).
  • Buoyancy Aids, Paddles, and Dry Bags.
  • Comprehensive safety briefing, and emergency protocols.

What's Not Included:

  • Meals and refreshments.
  • Personal equipment other than those mentioned.
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point.

Facilities

Car parking available
Toilets

Frequently Asked Questions

We will send you the precise meeting point upon booking, but the following will help you to plan your trip to us.

  • By Car: You are welcome to drive to us and use our car park which is just east out of Salhouse Village. Please note that our car park is pay and display (£1.50 per hour or £4 all day). Our car park is approximately a 10 minute walk from our launch point.
  • By Bus: Salhouse is served by Konectbus service 5B from Wroxham or Norwich. Thieves Lane is the closest stop to our centre.
  • By Train: The Bittern line stops every two hours at Salhouse Station from Norwich or Cromer. Please note, Salhouse Station is a fair walk from the Broad (approx 45 mins).

​The Broad is open throughout the year and is free to enter, with rangers present 10am-7pm daily throughout the summer season (April-October). We offer canoe and kayak hire during the summer season – April-October – between these hours.

We recommend quick-drying fabrics and comfortable clothes. Slip into water shoes or grippy sandals, throw on a lightweight long-sleeve for sun protection, and don’t forget sunscreen. Bring along a hat, UV-protected sunglasses, and a change of clothes just in case. Stay comfy and enjoy your paddle!

Our canoes can fit up to 3 adults or alternatively 2 adults and 2 small children (of primary school age). Our kayaks are single-seaters, so they can accommodate one person each.

There must be at least one adult (18+) present in the hire group.

It is generally recommended that participants have basic swimming skills when engaging in water-based activities like canoeing or kayaking for safety reasons. You will be provided with a buoyancy aid which is compulsory for everyone when kayaking and canoeing.

We will give you a full safety briefing before you get going and any instruction that you need, so anyone is welcome!

Canoeing and kayaking around Salhouse Broad offers a myriad of picturesque routes and experiences.

You can gently paddle through The Wherry Cut, a serene enclave perfect for wildlife watching and nature immersion. For those wanting to step out and stretch their legs, the Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail awaits. Those with a thirst for a longer voyage might venture towards the towns of Horning or Wroxham, and if you’re on a 6-hour hire, even the distant beauty of Ranworth is within reach.

As you meander through these waterways, you’re treated to the Salhouse Spit Restoration’s innovative efforts and the diverse habitats Salhouse Broad showcases: from mature dry woodlands and wet alder carrs to glistening open fens.

The Broad’s unique history, rooted not in peat but in gravel excavation, lends to its distinct charm. As you paddle, the rippling waters might unveil glimpses of vibrant birds, darting fish, and maybe even the elusive swallowtail butterfly.

What better way to spend a wet day than on the water?! Unfortunately, we don’t offer refunds for rainy days, and we do provide dry bags to protect your valuables. That being said, if conditions are unsafe, then we will do our best to reschedule your session or offer you a refund.

Extras / Options

Our kayaks are sit-on-tops and single-seaters. Warning – you will get a wet bottom!

Our kayaks are sit-on-tops and single-seaters. Warning – you will get a wet bottom!

Our Canadian Canoes can fit up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children (primary school age).

Our Canadian Canoes can fit up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children (primary school age).

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts