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Sutton Staithe Boatyard

There’s nothing better than to sit back, relax, and take in the outstanding scenery of the Broads.


– Day Boat Hire

Situated on the picturesque River Ant on the edge of Sutton Broad which is a RSPB reserve. Its a beautiful quite place to start your days cruise in our self drive launches. They are available by the hour, day or week.

Heated Day Launches now available.
Although we’re not open weekends generally from November until April, boat hire is available prior arrangement on full day bookings. Please telephone or email to arrange.

– Canoe and Kayak Hire.

To make the Broads accessible even in winter. Whether you are a local or on holiday, there’s nothing better than to sit back, relax, and take in the outstanding scenery of the Broads. Why not hire a canoe, our Canadian canoes are suitable for up to two adults and two children – a perfect way to get close to nature. Some of the recent sightings of Grebes, Kingfishers and even Otters have delighted our recent hirers. With our Canoe hire service, you can spend the day (or half day), cruising down the river. You can visit:

* Barton Broad
* Irstead
* How Hill
* Ranworth
* Ludham
* Horning

Explore the magic of the Norfolk Broads by Canoe or Kayak.

From Sutton Staithe you have easy access to the beautiful River Ant. Starting your adventure on the Sutton Broad RSPB Reserve, which leads to the picturesque waters of Dilham, Barton Broad and How Hill. With wildlife in abundance and the home to many Broadland Birds. If you are lucky you may see Grebes, Swans, Herons, Coots, Moorhens, Cormorants and the strikingly blue Kingfisher.

Our Canadian Canoes and Kayaks are stable (as long as you’re sensible!) and great fun for all the family.
Tuition, buoyancy aids, paddles/oars and dry bags are all included in the price
Available all year (weather dependent)
Short break & weekly hire prices available on request
A security deposit may be required for some parties
Hirer must be over 18 years old
Advance booking recommended
Our Canadian Canoes seat up to 3 adults and Kayaks are 1 and 2 seaters.

Gift vouchers available for full days hire


Day boats will seat up to 8 people and included with your boat are life jackets, tuition and fuel.

Hours / Low Season / High season
Up to 2 hours / N/A / N/A
Up to 3 hours / N/A / N/A
Up to 4 hours / £65.00 / £80.00
Up to 5 hours / £75.00 / £90.00
Up to 6 hours / £85.00 / £100.00
Up to 7 hours / £95.00 / £110.00
Up to 8 hours / £105.00 / £120.00
Low Season – November to March.
High Season – April to October.
Bookings taken for mornings, afternoons or full days only.
Discounts available… 10% per extra day or multiple boat bookings for same day.

Easy to handle with full instructions given. Pets welcome.

Prices include life jackets, fuel, insurance and free car parking.

Available all year.

Gift vouchers availabe
During Peak times we do require payment on booking to secure your boat. This is non-refundable unless we are able to re-let out the boat we reserved for you.

Canoes are available to hire for £30.00 half day (3 hrs) or £45.00 for a full day (6 hrs).

Kayaks also available (single and double) £25.00 for half day (3 hrs) or £40.00 for a full day (6 hrs).