Wildlife River Trips are available seven days a week until October ( reduced service in October call to confirm days and times)
Chill out, relax, learn, be inspired! Pre-Book a one hour trip or private hire and be thrilled & amazed at the beauty of nature in this quiet corner of the Norfolk Broads.
Leaving from the staithe by Horsey Windpump, enjoy an informal all-weather wildlife tour in the comfort and safety of mv Lady Ann, a traditional wooden Broads built pleasure boat. The Lady Ann is a classic wooden boat, built in Wroxham. She is stable and perfect for viewing the unique wildlife in all weathers.
We offer one hour wildlife-watching trips departing regularly from Horsey Staithe. Our trips are friendly and informal so you can relax and enjoy a trip into a Broadland landscape largely unchanged since medieval times. Lady Ann can carry up to 12 passengers and well behaved dogs are welcome
Private hire is available for early morning and evening tours during the main season and throughout the off season by arrangement which is ideal for birthdays, family outings, picnics, special interest groups, filming & photography and Clubs & Societies.
What might you see?
Throughout May-September you are almost guaranteed to see the stunning marsh harrier. On warm days in May, June and July the very rare swallowtail butterfly is likely to be on show. Whilst there are more than a dozen sites this butterfly may be seen at, for anyone with restricted mobility we probably have the best chances of finding one.
Access to Lady Ann from the car park is via 150m of solid, well-maintained path.
Entry to Lady Ann is possible for wheelchairs with the assistance of the skipper to help negotiate a 5" upstand of wood at the transom and to deploy and use a ramp inside the boat. The boat can only carry one wheelchair at a time due to the layout.
Very occasionally the skipper of the boat is someone with restricted use of his wrists and is therefore unable to assist wheelchairs in boarding. For this reason we advise anyone with restricted mobility to contact us first to ensure we can accommodate them.
If you have a mobility scooter there is room to park it where the boat departs from. We regret we are unable to carry such scooters on the boat.
If you haven't pre-booked make your way to the departure point at Horsey Staithe and write your name/s down on the booking sheet for the boat trip you want.
9.45am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm and 3.15pm, 7 days a week until October.
Prices: Adults £10.00, Children £8.00, Family (2+2) £34.00 Dogs £1.00
You can contact Ross by text on 07791 526440 before 9.30am on the day to pre-book
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