Wherry Yacht Charter
Caring for the Broads' last wherry fleet

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© Katy Walters

2018 sailings and events now open for booking. We offer a variety of sailings, some with extras such as wildlife walks or afternoon tea. We believe that the best way to see the Broads is from the deck of an iconic wherry, but if you can't be on board then try to catch a glimpse of us sailing by.

Our sailings and events

Sit back and relax on a beautiful 100-year old pleasure wherry or wherry yacht as our experienced skipper and crew transport you down the river in style, or step aboard for a free taster when we're moored. You can also find our information stall and friendly volunteers at local events. Over the season we offer a combination of public sailings, viewings and on-shore events to give as many people as possible access to the wherries and an opportunity to find out about our work.

Pleasure Wherry Ardea does not feature on publicly-bookable sailings this year but will be sailing to and from Norwich in August and September as part of the residential wherry courses offered by our friends at How Hill. Pleasure Wherry Hathor is also in residence at How Hill for the summer, with staffed viewings at weekends and bank holidays, and other openings as we have volunteers available.

For all sailings: Please book in advance unless stated otherwise - see our contact page for details. Complimentary hot & cold drinks are served, but please bring your own food as required. Return land transport is included where necessary - we meet early at the destination of the sailing and transport you to the wherry. Sailing lengths and arrival times are approximate due to the influence of wind and tide. Full details of parking, meeting points, transport etc. will be given on booking. We are unable to accept dogs on board for public sailings, except registered assistance dogs. Unfortunately the wherries are not suitable for wheelchairs, but please contact us with any other accessibility queries and we will do our best to enable you to join us.

For all viewings: these events are free of charge but donations are appreciated. No booking is required. Please see individual dates for opening times.

2018 events

June

Fri 1 June - How Hill circular

Sailing on Pleasure Wherry Hathor. 10am to 5pm, £35. Repeated Wed 11 and Mon 30 July, Tue 14 and Tue 28 August.

Sun 3 June, Sun 10 June - How Hill

Pleasure Wherry Hathor on view, 10am to 5pm, free.

Sat 16 June - Hoveton Great Broad wildlife sailing
Hoveton Great Broad

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Sailing on a Wherry Yacht from Wroxham to Hoveton Great Broad nature trail and back. At the nature trail, accessible only by boat, the warden will lead a guided walk (approx 1 mile). 10am to 5pm, £35. Fully booked (as of 22 April), waiting list available.

Sun 17 June - How Hill

Pleasure Wherry Hathor on view, 10am to 5pm, free.

July

Sun 1 July, Sun 8 July - How Hill

Pleasure Wherry Hathor on view, 10am to 5pm, free.

Wed 11 July - How Hill circular
Hathor sailing

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Sailing on Pleasure Wherry Hathor. 10am to 5pm, £35. Two spaces remaining (as of 19 February). Repeated Mon 30 July, Tue 14 and Tue 28 August.

Sun 15 July, Sun 22 July, Sun 29 July - How Hill

Pleasure Wherry Hathor on view, 10am to 5pm, free.

Mon 30 July - How Hill circular

Sailing on Pleasure Wherry Hathor. 10am to 5pm, £35. Repeated Tue 14 and Tue 28 August.

August

Fri 3 August - How Hill to Ranworth

Sailing on Pleasure Wherry Hathor. 10am to 2pm, £35. Return transport by coach.

Fri 3 August - Wroxham to Ranworth
White Moth at Ranworth

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Sailing on a Wherry Yacht. 10am to 5pm, £35. Return transport by coach.

Sat 4 August - Ranworth

Short sailings, Ranworth, on Wherry Yacht. 10:30am to 5pm, £10 adults, £5 children. During the same period, Pleasure Wherry Hathor will be on view at the staithe, free of charge.

Sun 5 August - Ranworth to St Benet's Abbey & return
White Moth with the Bishop of Norwich at St Benet's

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Sailing on Pleasure Wherry Hathor or Wherry Yacht White Moth (two wherries sailing). 1:30pm to 7:30pm, £40. Afternoon tea served on board. Fully booked (as of 19 February), waiting list available.

Mon 6 August - Ranworth to How Hill

Sailing on Pleasure Wherry Hathor. 1pm to 4pm, £35. Return transport by coach.

Mon 6 August - Ranworth to Womack (Ludham)

Sailing on a Wherry Yacht. 12 noon to 4pm, £30. Return transport by coach.

Tue 7 August - Womack (Ludham) to Horning
Norada at Ranworth

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Sailing on a Wherry Yacht. 10:30am to 6pm, £40. Return transport by coach. Includes time at St Benet's Abbey.

Wed 8 August - Horning to Wroxham

Sailing on a Wherry Yacht. 10am to 4pm, £30. Return transport by coach. Sold out (as of 19 February) - waiting list available.

Sun 12 August - How Hill

Pleasure Wherry Hathor on view, 10am to 5pm, free.

Tue 14 August - How Hill circular

Sailing on Pleasure Wherry Hathor. 10am to 5pm, £35. Repeated Tue 28 August.

Sat 25 August to Sat 1 September - Wroxham to Norwich
Ardea on Wroxham Broad

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One of two residential courses offered by our friends at How Hill, which are your only opportunity to sail on Ardea this year. Based at How Hill with full board accommodation, you will be transported to and from the wherry to sail day-by-day from Wroxham to Norwich. There will also be evening talks on the history of wherries and the work of WYC. Organised by How Hill - see their site for full details. Second course runs 10 to 15 September.

Sun 19 August, Sun 26 August - How Hill
Hathor sailing

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Pleasure Wherry Hathor on view, 10am to 5pm, free.

Tue 28 August - How Hill circular

Sailing on Pleasure Wherry Hathor. 10am to 5pm, £35.

September

Sun 2 September - How Hill

Pleasure Wherry Hathor on view, 10am to 5pm, free.

Thu 6 September - Wroxham to How Hill

Sailing on a Wherry Yacht. 11am to 6pm, £40. Return transport by coach.

Fri 7 September - How Hill to Stalham
White Moth in black and white

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Sailing on a Wherry Yacht. 10am to 2pm, £35. Return transport by coach.

Sat 8 September, Sun 9 September - Museum of the Broads
Wherry Yacht at Stalham Museum of the Broads

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Wherry Yacht on view, times TBC , free. Part of Norfolk's programme of Heritage Open Days.

Sun 9 September - How Hill

Pleasure Wherry Hathor on view, 10am to 5pm, free. Part of Norfolk's programme of Heritage Open Days.

Mon 10 September - Stalham to How Hill

Sailing on a Wherry Yacht. 2pm to 5pm, £35. Return transport by coach.

Mon 10 September to Sat 15 September - Norwich to Wroxham
Ardea on Wroxham Broad

©K Walters

One of two residential courses offered by our friends at How Hill, which are your only opportunity to sail on Ardea this year. Based at How Hill with full board accommodation, you will be transported to and from the wherry to sail day-by-day from Norwich to Wroxham. There will also be evening talks on the history of wherries and the work of WYC. Organised by How Hill - see their site for full details. First course runs 25 August to 1 September.

Tue 11 September, Wed 12 September - How Hill

Wherry Yacht on view, 10am to 5pm, free.

Thu 13 September - How Hill to Wroxham

Sailing on a Wherry Yacht. 10am to 5pm, £40. Return transport by coach.

Sun 16 September - How Hill

Pleasure Wherry Hathor on view, 10am to 5pm, free.

Sun 23 September - How Hill
Hathor moored at Ludham Bridge, sunset

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Pleasure Wherry Hathor on view, 10am to 5pm, free.

Sat 29 September - How Hill to Ranworth

Sailing on Pleasure Wherry Hathor. 10am to 3pm, £35. Return transport by coach.

Sun 30 September - Ranworth to Wroxham

Sailing on Pleasure Wherry Hathor. 10am to 5pm, £35. Return transport by coach.

 

Wherry Yacht Charter is a registered charity (as Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust), number 1096073

WYC is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, RDPE, Geoffrey Watling Trust, Town Close Estate Charity and others.

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