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the water's
lovely

A summer breeze rustles through the sedge and reed beds as the warm July sun sinks slowly in the west... not a sound to be heard but for the distant booning of a bittern; as I silently paddle my canoe through backwaters of Hickling Broad...

The Broads National Park has so much beauty to offer and yet so very few of us ever get to see a fraction of it...Why? Because there are vast areas within the Broads that are inaccessible to motor powered boats - because of shallow water, nature reserves or just narrow ‘tucked away channels’. These ‘backwaters’ are havens for wildlife and even in mid summer, when the broads are at their busiest, you can always find a peaceful retreat by Canoe!

Canoeing allows near silent exploration of all, but the most minuscule of the Broads Park waterways.

You can paddle down miles of quiet, undisturbed tributaries, dykes and streams often never seeing another soul but often seeing some of the Broads best kept secrets - the Kingfishers, Bitterns and even the elusive Otter. These secretive and wonderful creatures of the Broads National Park may, very occasionally, be seen from your broads cruiser are far more frequently spotted from a canoe!

To get out Canoeing in the Broads National Park couldn't be easier, there is mile upon mile of beautiful meandering waterways to be explored. TheCanoeMan can take you on a guided adventure, with a fully qualified Canoe Guide, into some of the broads most secret and quiet places. Or if you'd prefer, you can guide yourself, TheCanoeMan will deliver and collect you and your boats, making sure that you are provided with all the equipment necessary to have a wonderful trip exploring the broads. Your guide will show you lots of local wildlife as well as other informing you of other points of interest on route.


Please Note : Although we endeavour to keep participants together with others from within their party, on occasions it may be necessary split groups or for groups to share a boat with other participants. By making a booking you are reserving a place on the activity and not the exclusive use of a canoe for your party.


Online Booking

Please note - We are unable to take bookings over the telephone, please book your activities via the website.


August
9
Tuesday
August 9 Tuesday
Wroxham Wildlife and Otter Spotting Guided Canoe Trail
Wroxham; the heart of The Broads. Join us on a wildlife-filled journey from our central location out into the jungle that awaits. Tree-lined rivers and small undiscovered corners of hidden broads are waiting to be unveiled.
Start
15:00
Finish
17:30
2½ Hour Guided Canoe Trail
Option Price
Qty
Fully Booked

August
15
Monday
August 15 Monday
Guided Paddleboard and Kayak Trail
Start
18:00
Finish
20:00
Minimum Age 12 years.
Guided Kayak Trail
Option Price
Qty
Double Kayak
?
Max weight 250kg/40st
£60.00
Single Kayak
?
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
£35.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard
?
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
£35.00

August
17
Wednesday
August 17 Wednesday
Swallows And Amazons
Swallows and Amazons forever! An exciting, action-packed day of canoeing, firelighting and archery. Paddling along the tranquil unnavigable stretches of the river bure to the stunning woodland area where the firelighting and archery take place, you will feel as if you're explorers on your own family adventure. Please note: lunch is not included with this activity, please bring a packed lunch for the day.
Start
09:30
Finish
15:30
Swallows and Amazons
Option Price
Qty
Adult
£45.00
Child
?
Under 18 years of age. Must be accompanied by an adult.
£35.00
Family
?
Booking option for a family who fit into a singular family boat with a 36stone weight limit. Average up to 2 adults and 2 10-year-olds.
£120.00

August
18
Thursday
August 18 Thursday
Sea Kayaking Refresher
The Sea Kayaking refresher course available before each of our trails. Has it been a little while since you've been in a kayak? Or just wanting to brush up on the basics before you head out with the main group on the trail. Book onto this refresher course and we'll get you paddling full steam ahead in no time. Please note: a reasonable level of competence in a kayak is needed for the sea kayaking trail; if you're unsure of your abilities it's best to book onto this refresher course beforehand.
Start
10:30
Finish
11:00
Minimum Age 12 years.
Sea Kayaking Refresher
Option Price
Qty
Double Kayak
?
Max weight 250kg/40st
£30.00
Single Kayak
?
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
£15.00

August
18
Thursday
August 18 Thursday
Sea Kayaking
Explore the ever-changing creeks and get lost in a wilderness like no other, surrounded by stunning views and incredible wildlife; come and immerse yourself in truly wild surroundings. Due to the group nature of this activity, under 16's are unable to paddle in a single kayak on this trail. 12-16 years have to be accompanied by an adult within the same double kayak. Please note: a reasonable level of competence in a kayak is needed for the sea kayaking trail; if you're unsure of your abilities it's best to book onto the refresher course beforehand.
Start
11:00
Finish
13:30
Minimum Age 12 years.
Sea Kayaking
Option Price
Qty
Single Kayak
?
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
£65.00

August
20
Saturday
August 20 Saturday
Beccles Wildlife and Otter Spotting Guided Canoe Trail
Join our guide exploring the wonderful River Waveney and the wildlife that it has to offer. With the aim of a quick stop off at the Gelderston Locks pub in the middle of the 4-hour trail, there are no excuses not to join in - the time flies when you're having fun!
Start
14:00
Finish
18:00
4 Hour Guided Canoe Trail
Option Price
Qty
Adult
£50.00
Child
?
Under 18 years of age. Must be accompanied by an adult.
£35.00

August
21
Sunday
August 21 Sunday
Swallows And Amazons
Swallows and Amazons forever! An exciting, action-packed day of canoeing, firelighting and archery. Paddling along the tranquil unnavigable stretches of the river bure to the stunning woodland area where the firelighting and archery take place, you will feel as if you're explorers on your own family adventure. Please note: lunch is not included with this activity, please bring a packed lunch for the day.
Start
09:30
Finish
15:30
Swallows and Amazons
Option Price
Qty
Adult
£45.00
Child
?
Under 18 years of age. Must be accompanied by an adult.
£35.00
Family
?
Booking option for a family who fit into a singular family boat with a 36stone weight limit. Average up to 2 adults and 2 10-year-olds.
£120.00

August
23
Tuesday
August 23 Tuesday
Norwich Guided Canoe Trail
Ever wondered what Norwich was really like hundreds of years ago? Join us on the river uncovering this city's rich history. From uprisings to invasions, witches to monks; travel through time with us along the river Wensum whilst taking in the stunning views of the city and learning about any wildlife and nature that we pass.
Start
17:30
Finish
20:00
2½ Hour Guided Canoe Trail
Option Price
Qty
Adult
£35.00
Child
?
Under 18 years of age. Must be accompanied by an adult.
£25.00

August
28
Sunday
August 28 Sunday
Sea Kayaking Refresher
The Sea Kayaking refresher course available before each of our trails. Has it been a little while since you've been in a kayak? Or just wanting to brush up on the basics before you head out with the main group on the trail. Book onto this refresher course and we'll get you paddling full steam ahead in no time. Please note: a reasonable level of competence in a kayak is needed for the sea kayaking trail; if you're unsure of your abilities it's best to book onto this refresher course beforehand.
Start
19:00
Finish
19:30
Minimum Age 12 years.
Sea Kayaking Refresher
Option Price
Qty
Double Kayak
?
Max weight 250kg/40st
£30.00

August
28
Sunday
August 28 Sunday
Sea Kayaking
Explore the ever-changing creeks and get lost in a wilderness like no other, surrounded by stunning views and incredible wildlife; come and immerse yourself in truly wild surroundings. Due to the group nature of this activity, under 16's are unable to paddle in a single kayak on this trail. 12-16 years have to be accompanied by an adult within the same double kayak. Please note: a reasonable level of competence in a kayak is needed for the sea kayaking trail; if you're unsure of your abilities it's best to book onto the refresher course beforehand.
Start
19:30
Finish
22:00
Minimum Age 12 years.
Sea Kayaking
Option Price
Qty
Fully Booked

August
29
Monday
August 29 Monday
Guided Paddleboard and Kayak Trail
Start
18:00
Finish
20:00
Minimum Age 12 years.
Guided Kayak Trail
Option Price
Qty
Single Kayak
?
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
£35.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard
?
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
£35.00

September
3
Saturday
September 3 Saturday
Wroxham Wildlife and Otter Spotting Guided Canoe Trail
Wroxham; the heart of The Broads. Join us on a wildlife-filled journey from our central location out into the jungle that awaits. Tree-lined rivers and small undiscovered corners of hidden broads are waiting to be unveiled.
Start
15:00
Finish
17:30
2½ Hour Guided Canoe Trail
Option Price
Qty
Fully Booked

September
4
Sunday
September 4 Sunday
Sea Kayaking
Explore the ever-changing creeks and get lost in a wilderness like no other, surrounded by stunning views and incredible wildlife; come and immerse yourself in truly wild surroundings. Due to the group nature of this activity, under 16's are unable to paddle in a single kayak on this trail. 12-16 years have to be accompanied by an adult within the same double kayak. Please note: a reasonable level of competence in a kayak is needed for the sea kayaking trail; if you're unsure of your abilities it's best to book onto the refresher course beforehand.
Start
11:30
Finish
14:00
Minimum Age 12 years.
Sea Kayaking
Option Price
Qty
Single Kayak
?
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
£65.00

September
4
Sunday
September 4 Sunday
Sea Kayaking Refresher
The Sea Kayaking refresher course available before each of our trails. Has it been a little while since you've been in a kayak? Or just wanting to brush up on the basics before you head out with the main group on the trail. Book onto this refresher course and we'll get you paddling full steam ahead in no time. Please note: a reasonable level of competence in a kayak is needed for the sea kayaking trail; if you're unsure of your abilities it's best to book onto this refresher course beforehand.
Start
11:00
Finish
11:30
Minimum Age 12 years.
Sea Kayaking Refresher
Option Price
Qty
Double Kayak
?
Max weight 250kg/40st
£30.00
Single Kayak
?
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
£15.00

September
6
Tuesday
September 6 Tuesday
Wroxham Wildlife and Otter Spotting Guided Canoe Trail
Wroxham; the heart of The Broads. Join us on a wildlife-filled journey from our central location out into the jungle that awaits. Tree-lined rivers and small undiscovered corners of hidden broads are waiting to be unveiled.
Start
17:00
Finish
19:30
2½ Hour Guided Canoe Trail
Option Price
Qty
Adult
£35.00
Child
?
Under 18 years of age. Must be accompanied by an adult.
£25.00

September
17
Saturday
September 17 Saturday
Bushcraft Canoe Trail
This 2-day expedition takes you on a journey into the wilderness; winding through the backwaters of the Norfolk Broads, accompanied by a night under the stars. This course combines canoeing and bushcraft to create the perfect adventure weekend suitable for all experience levels.
Start
09:30
Finish
16:00 +1 Day
Minimum Age 12 years.
Bushcraft Canoe Trail
Option Price
Qty
Adult
£175.00
Child
?
Under 18 years of age. Must be accompanied by an adult.
£125.00

September
24
Saturday
September 24 Saturday
River Ant and Barton Broad Wildlife Canoe Trail
Fancy seeing a part of Norfolk that many haven't seen before? Why not join us on The Ant for a leisurely scenic paddle with beautiful views. This one-way trip gives you the maximum amount of time to explore everything The Ant has to offer including windmills and the vast open expanses of the beautiful broads. Please note, this trail is from Wayford Bridge to Barton Turf (price includes transport one way)
Start
15:00
Finish
17:30
2½ Hour Guided Canoe Trail
Option Price
Qty
Adult
£35.00
Child
?
Under 18 years of age. Must be accompanied by an adult.
£25.00

September
25
Sunday
September 25 Sunday
Swallows And Amazons
Swallows and Amazons forever! An exciting, action-packed day of canoeing, firelighting and archery. Paddling along the tranquil unnavigable stretches of the river bure to the stunning woodland area where the firelighting and archery take place, you will feel as if you're explorers on your own family adventure. Please note: lunch is not included with this activity, please bring a packed lunch for the day.
Start
09:30
Finish
15:30
Swallows and Amazons
Option Price
Qty
Adult
£45.00
Child
?
Under 18 years of age. Must be accompanied by an adult.
£35.00
Family
?
Booking option for a family who fit into a singular family boat with a 36stone weight limit. Average up to 2 adults and 2 10-year-olds.
£120.00

October
2
Sunday
October 2 Sunday
Sea Kayaking
Explore the ever-changing creeks and get lost in a wilderness like no other, surrounded by stunning views and incredible wildlife; come and immerse yourself in truly wild surroundings. Due to the group nature of this activity, under 16's are unable to paddle in a single kayak on this trail. 12-16 years have to be accompanied by an adult within the same double kayak. Please note: a reasonable level of competence in a kayak is needed for the sea kayaking trail; if you're unsure of your abilities it's best to book onto the refresher course beforehand.
Start
10:30
Finish
13:00
Minimum Age 12 years.
Sea Kayaking
Option Price
Qty
Double Kayak
?
Max weight 250kg/40st
£110.00
Single Kayak
?
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
£65.00

October
2
Sunday
October 2 Sunday
Sea Kayaking Refresher
The Sea Kayaking refresher course available before each of our trails. Has it been a little while since you've been in a kayak? Or just wanting to brush up on the basics before you head out with the main group on the trail. Book onto this refresher course and we'll get you paddling full steam ahead in no time. Please note: a reasonable level of competence in a kayak is needed for the sea kayaking trail; if you're unsure of your abilities it's best to book onto this refresher course beforehand.
Start
10:00
Finish
10:30
Minimum Age 12 years.
Sea Kayaking Refresher
Option Price
Qty
Double Kayak
?
Max weight 250kg/40st
£30.00
Single Kayak
?
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
£15.00

October
29
Saturday
October 29 Saturday
Beccles Wildlife and Otter Spotting Guided Canoe Trail
Join our guide exploring the wonderful River Waveney and the wildlife that it has to offer. With the aim of a quick stop off at the Gelderston Locks pub in the middle of the 4-hour trail, there are no excuses not to join in - the time flies when you're having fun!
Start
13:30
Finish
17:30
4 Hour Guided Canoe Trail
Option Price
Qty
Adult
£50.00
Child
?
Under 18 years of age. Must be accompanied by an adult.
£35.00

If you require any further details or would like to talk about other dates, please do not hesitate to contact us either by email info@TheCanoeMan.com or on 07873 748408