Thinking about doing something a little different this Valentine’s? Then why not surprise your love with a holiday or day boat cruise on The Broads in Norfolk with the long established boat operator, Herbert Woods.
You can choose from a selection of luxury boats from their fleet or charter their special ‘Spark of Light’ 1927 vintage vessel for Valentine’s Day.
Herbert Woods offers some tips on their most romantic cruisers for your special celebration.
Adventuring Light – Take to the waters on your romantic escape.
Adventuring Light is a small compact cruiser, perfect for couples and first-time boaters. It has all the luxuries you would expect from a newly built modern cruiser, including LCD TV and DVD in saloon and rear cabin, radio with CD playing and USB connectivity, an external shore power connection (where available) and warm air heating system. External bow seating is provided to allow you to watch the sunset and capture some perfect moments on camera. I adore sleeping on the water and the peacefulness of it all.
Sleeping two, short breaks (Friday to Monday) start from £361 and seven night breaks from £516.
Sovereign Light and Olympic Light and Supreme Light – take the light of your life on a romantic trip on one of Herbert Wood’s Elite cruisers.
These larger high spec boats offer unrivalled luxury, space, decor and amenities. You will find spacious cabins, luxury en suite bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. All the boats have efficient heating and bedrooms fitted with high quality bedding.
Sovereign Light Sleeping up to six, short breaks (Friday to Monday) start from £682 and seven night breaks from £974.
Olympic Light Sleeping up to six, short breaks (Friday to Monday) start from £533 and seven night breaks from £761.
Supreme Light Sleeping up to six, short breaks (Friday to Monday) start from £215 and seven night breaks from £732.
Prices exclude fuel and damage waiver.
Champagne Charter Day Trip – Vintage Vessel
Surprise your loved one on a romantic day trip.
The jewel in Herbert Woods’ crown is the original ‘Spark of Light’, a stunning vintage wooden boat built in 1927.
A champagne afternoon tea, skippered by one of the Herbert Woods team is a perfect way to cruise your love. The full day private charter is from 10am to 4pm costing £400 (subject to weather).
Self-Drive a Picnic Boat & Day Boats –
Herbert Woods has a modern fleet of self-drive day boats and Picnic Boats.
Picnic Boats seat a maximum of 10 people and include a single gas hob ideal for making teas and coffees, fridge, sink and toilet. All picnic boats come equipped with the following items: mugs, glasses, plates, bowls, cutlery, kettle, tin opener, corkscrew, chopping board and kitchen knife. We love hiring a picnic boat for the day and always have the best time.
Dining Out on The Broads – Norfolk has some of the best pubs in Britain and many of those can be found in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. All you have to do is cruise taking in the fabulous scenery, moor up when you find your pub or restaurant where you can enjoy local craft ales, beers and some fine Norfolk produce.
Inspiration – Apart from the joy of cruising along the river, you can hire bikes and cycle the many Norfolk trails, birdwatching from your boat is a popular past time and sight-seeing along your route where you can visit the ruins of an Anglo Saxon monastery, St Benet’s Abbey or have a day out at Fairhaven Water Garden and visit the most photographed drainage mills on the Broads at Thurne.
Safety – Prior to all departures, guest will be provided with a tutorial and safety briefing by one of the Herbert Woods staff, life jackets for all passengers, a full tank of fuel and a map of the Norfolk Broads.
Please see their website for more details about the range of boats and specifications.
To book visit www.herbertwoods.co.uk or call 0800 144 4472.
Disclosure – I have worked with Herbert Woods on many occasions, so am sharing this as I know it would be an amazing valentine’s celebration. No payment has been received for this post.