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Waveney River Tours & Day Boats

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Waveney River Tours have been sailing on Suffolk’s Broads & Rivers since 1970.
Our friendly crew are always delighted to share their knowledge of this ecologically diverse region with you as we explore these ancient marshland landscapes.


Waveney Stardust, a modern, comfortable, centrally heated cruiser with wheelchair access and full disabled toilet facility.
Access to the boat is by way of a purpose built lift and therefore there are no steps to negotiate. A patient hoist is available for use by passengers with carers.
Trips may be booked by organisations, hospices, nursing homes and also for family groups where one or more members are disabled or unable to board a self hire craft. As you can see wheel chair access is available.

An approved skipper and crew member will at all times be with your party to ensure safety and comfort of all on board.

Maximum number of passengers on any cruise = 12 (twelve).

A passenger is any person regardless of age, ability or status.

There is no minimum number of passengers per party, but there is a minimum charge equivalent to six passengers per cruise.

The boat is not available for self drive or overnight accommodation.

All hire fees are inclusive of VAT @ the rate for the time being current. The prices above are shown as at January 2010 though may change if circumstances dictate.

– Sailing throughout the season.

Oulton Broad lies within the new Broads National Park and is the major Broad in Suffolk. Our tours start beside Mutford Lock a restored Sea Lock which is frequently in operation allowing coastal craft access to the Broads. Based here is the Waveney Princess equipped with an open top deck and offering panoramic views over the Broadland landscape. ​Reed Warblers and Reed Buntings can often be heard singing from the reed beds as we sail past and Marsh Harriers sometimes fly with us alongside the boat. The River Waveney is famous for its floating yellow water lilies which start blooming during May.

Some Wheelchair Spaces Available

Well behaved dogs are welcome onboard

Marshland Cruise – 90 minutes
Cruise around Oulton Broad and along Oulton Dyke on the Waveney Princess. Enjoy panoramic views and take a peep at the riverside houses and boat sheds that line the riverbanks of the largest broad in the National Park. The cruise then turns west passing the grazing marshlands along the Angles Way and the Waveney River Centre at Burgh St Peter.
Sailing Daily May to October ( except Mondays & Fridays )
Morning Sailing 11.00am, Afternoon Sailing 2.00pm
Child £8, Adult £12
All Cruises Depart from Mutford Lock, Oulton Broad
Some wheelchair capacity on cruises, please call for details.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome on board.

– Oulton Broad Circular Tour

This sightseeing cruise sails around Oulton Broad and the first stretch of Oulton Dyke. See the boatyards and boathouses built along the banks of the largest Broad in the National Park.
Duration approx 40 minutes
Sailing Daily June to August
​June July & August only 1:00pm

– Victorian Heritage Cruise

Following Sir Samuel Morton Peto’s historic railway line through the Waveney Valley to the 100 year old railway swingbridge at Somerleyton.
A good chance of seeing Marsh Harrier’s on the wing.
Duration approx 2 hours
Sailing Daily June to Sept
​June July August & Sept 2:00pm

– Private Charters & Tours.
So much more fun with your own friends along.​

The Waveney Princess sailing from Oulton Broad is licensed to carry 125 passengers and can reach most navigable places on the rivers Yare and Waveney.

There are toilets onboard along with a fully licensed bar and teashop.

If you would like to include some food a buffet can be brought on by arrangement or we can organise the catering.

Self drive boats for hire 4,6 or 8 seaters
Hire starts from £30
Hire includes tuition, buoyancy aids, fuel and third party insurance
slots available from 1 hour to all day
All boats are cleaned and sanitized between each hire
Bring your own picnic or visit a riverside village or pub for lunch.
Well Behaved Dogs Welcome
Minimum age of principle hirer is 18 and a Driving License is required for I.D.
DAY BOAT HIRE BOOKING LINE open 9am to 4pm daily 07933 662866 call only

Minimum age of principle hirer 18 Photo ID required Deposit may be requested


– River Waveney Marshlands Cruise – Child £8.00 Adult £12.00
– Oulton Broad Circular Tour – Child £6.00 Adult £9.00
– Victorian Heritage Cruise – Child £9.00 Adult £15.00
– Private Charters & Tours. – Private hire of the Waveney Princess Starts at…£450 for 2 Hours 0r £650 for 3 Hours

Waveney River Tours & Day Boats
Mutford Lock
Bridge Road
Oulton Broad
NR33 9JU