Wherry Yacht CharterBarton House, Hartwell Road, Wroxham, Norwich, NR12 8TL, United Kingdom
Accommodation - Sailing Cruiser Hire
Tel 01692 630674
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About Wherry Yacht Charter
Wherry Yacht Charter operates, maintains and restores four of the eight surviving wherries on the Norfolk Broads. Wherry Yachts Olive (1909), Norada (1912) and White Moth (1915) are joined by Pleasure Wherry Hathor (1905). All income from chartering and public sailings goes towards their maintenance.
Our offerings include private charters and public sailings. Chartering (minimum 1 day's hire) allows up to 12 day passengers, with overnight berths for 10. We supply bed linen. Holiday charters are offered on a fully skippered, self-catering basis, between Easter and October subject to availability. We can tailor charters for holiday, corporate and educational customers, and can also offer shore-based educational activities. Please contact us with your requirements and we will do our best to fulfil them!
On public sailings, individual spaces are bookable on scheduled itineraries ranging from a couple of hours to a whole day. Our experienced skippers are joined by knowledgable volunteer crew members to transport you along the river in Edwardian style, and tell you something of the operation and history of these boats as you go. Our one-way sailings include return land transport to complete your day. We offer complimentary hot and cold drinks and invite you to bring a picnic for longer sailings; where itineraries allow we will moor up for lunch.
Within certain events we also offer short sailings that do not require pre-booking. Some sailings in conjunction with third parties offer you the chance to visit other attractions such as Fairhaven Woodland & Water Gardens or St Benet's Abbey.
Our fleet's status as of summer 2013:
Norada and White Moth are available for private charter and also operate a limited number of public sailings.
Olive is externally restored and in sailing order, but work is ongoing on her interior to allow day sailings and overnight charters. We anticipate she will be ready before the close of the 2013 season.
Hathor awaits restoration, subject to fundraising of £100,000. She requires significant hull work as well as much general maintenance, and special care must be taken of her exquisite interior featuring unique Egyptian-themed marquetry on her walls and doors. It is anticipated that she will be in sailing order in 2014, and fully restored inside and out in 2015.
Please see our website for full details of our boats and activities, or contact us to request a brochure.
We also welcome anyone who wishes to join us as a Friend. From £15 per year, membership supports the future of the wherries, and offers an exclusive quarterly newsletter, members' events, early access to public bookings, and opportunities to learn to crew or act as a visitor guide on these wonderful vessels. Contact us for details.
Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust is a registered charity, number 1096073
- Waterside Views
- Bedlinen Provided
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Accepted
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