'Heron' one of our 6 seater environmentally friendly Electric Day Boats

Start your Day Boat Hire from Sutton Staithe, which is situated at the top of the River Ant. Explore the expanse of Barton Broad before choosing your destination, How Hill, Thurne, Ranworth and  South Walsham Broad all within easy reach.  There are plenty of choices on this quieter stretch of the river with beautiful scenery and plentiful wildlife to enjoy along the way.

Choose from our environmentally friendly electric or traditional diesel boats which will take parties of up to 6 and 8.

We will supply life jackets, full instructions, a map and some ideas where to explore.

Dogs welcome, we provide doggy lifejackets.

Day Boat Hire Prices 2023

Diesel or Electric Day Boat with 6 to 8 Seats

4 Hours£75
5 Hours£85
6 Hours£95
Full Day£115

During High Season we will ask you to pay a deposit to secure your booking. This is non-refundable unless we are able to re-let out the boat we reserved for you.

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Electric Day Boat 'Heron' Heading Off From Sutton Staithe Boatyard




Excellent company to rent from! We arrived with no real plan and were welcomed warmly and recommended an afternoon boat hire of a silent electric boat. We hadn't hired a boat before so a little clueless but instructions were clear and the boat easy to use. We had a fantastic time and handed the boat back with excellent service.  Would definitely go back there!

Natasha July 25, 2022

Hired a day boat from this company last year and can't recommend them enough. Having had an extremely poor experience of customer service from another local business, we headed here (2 Adults, I Child) - Superb friendly service, a lovely day boat and good few hours on the river. Thank you very much. We will definitely be back. If you're looking to hire a boat in this area, I strongly recommend this company. Thank you again

Geoffrey July 25, 2022


My husband and I hired a day boat with our dog. The boat was clean and well maintained, and very easy for us first timers to use. The service was excellent, we were given very clear instructions and provided a mobile number to ring if we ran into any trouble. Absolutely brilliant day out.

April 26, 2023