Historic Sailing Trips
on the Norfolk Broads
Slip into ‘Wherry Time’
Switch off, relax and watch the world go by as you cruise the beautiful waterways of the Broads National Park.
The unique experience of sailing on a restored Norfolk Wherry, allows you to slow down and reconnect with nature whilst in the capable hands of our friendly skippers and crew.
Or you can join in and enjoy the thrill of helping to sail these elegant, Edwardian vessels.
On a sunny day with the wind in your sails - there is simply no finer place to be!
Enter a bygone age
You can either join a scheduled day trip, or hire your own private wherry (with skipper and crew included) for a day, a few days, or a week.
The boats can sleep up to 10 people in comfortable berths and also have showers and a galley (kitchen).
Their surprisingly spacious and refined interior décor reflects a sophisticated era - most of the wherries even have a piano below deck!
They are ideal for a special birthday, a memorable celebration or a stand-out event.
Keep history sailing
Nothing can quite prepare you for the experience of seeing these boats 'in the flesh'.
Once a vital part of local heritage stretching back to the 17th Century, there are now only eight Wherries left in existence on the Norfolk Broads. Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust is responsible for maintaining and restoring five of these.
Your money (either via bookings, donations or by joining our ‘Friends’ scheme) helps us to ensure that these priceless museum pieces are not lost forever.
Here's a brief introduction to each wherry -
click below each description for more details about these fascinating vessels:
Ardea is a truly magnificent Pleasure Wherry and always turns heads as we sail by. Built in 1927, she is one of the newest boats in our fleet but has a fascinating history. At 65 ft long there is plenty of deck to relax on and her elegant wood-panelled interior features a saloon, large galley and a stateroom.
From our guest book
Truly unique. Such a treat to slow my life down, breathe and connect with nature.
Lying on deck under the beautiful billowing sail is truly wonderful and inspiring.
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