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The Waterside Rollesby – Boat Trips and Dinghy Hire

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’ which takes approximately 30 minutes and runs every hour from 11am to 4.15pm…alternatively you could take out one of rowing boats or electric powered dinghies, to explore.


The Broads’ award-winning dining & leisure experience – just 15 miles from Norwich and 7 miles from Great Yarmouth.

The Waterside Rollesby is nestled among the stunning surroundings of Rollesby Broad, a triple rated site of special scientific interest, part of Britain’s Magical Waterland. The Waterside is located just 15 miles from Norwich and 7 miles from Great Yarmouth on the main A149 Stalham to Yarmouth Road. We are open 7 days a week, year-round with free admission and parking.
The Waterside café and tearooms serves a tempting range of homemade cakes and scones, pastries, ice-creams, lunches and traditional afternoon teas. Produce is sourced locally and we use only the freshest ingredients. We believe one of our greatest assets is our magnificent setting right on the Broad where you can enjoy the tranquil views with alfresco dining from our stunning outdoor terrace. You may even spot the resident family of herons.

Our fabulous dining experience is complimented by a range of fun things to see and do. Visitors can enjoy an informative tour on a beautiful Edwardian launch or explore the broad in our range of hire boats.
Binoculars are available for hire to help with spotting the incredible range of wildlife. Fishing is available in season and there’s a children’s play area with putting.

Please Note:

Boating is only available from April to September

Regrettably we are unable to accept dogs on any of our boats due to licensing.

All children under the age of 12 must wear the lifejacket provided.

During the summer season the outboard motor might not be available due to weeds on the broads.


Boat Trips

30 minute trip on the Edwardian launch ‘Gentleman Jim’

Adults £3.75
Children (2-12 yrs) £2.95
Over 60’s £2.95
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £9.95

Dinghy Hire

Hourly or half day hire from 11am to 4pm

Hourly Rates Per Boat
3 seat dinghy £10.00
4 seat dinghy £12.00
4 seat dinghy with electric motor £14.00

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