Buccaneer Boats 

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Boating Essentials

Your Guide To Safe Day Boating.
Preparing For Your Day Out Exploring The Waterways Of The Norfolk Broads
This Page Has Been Designed To Provide You With All The Information You And Your Group Should Need From Novice Upwards, So That You Can Enjoy Your Day On Board A Buccaneer Boat In Safety & Confident, Leaving You Able To Enjoy What The Waterways Of The River Yare Has To Offer.
The Map Shown Shows You & Your Group The Route For Your Day Out. The Area Of The Norfolk Broads that we cover is The Southern Broads, River Yare.
Buccaneer Boats Is Located at Brundall, from here you can travel to Norwich your end of navigation, for hire boats is at Norwich Yacht Station Which Will be clearly Marked. You can choose to moor here and go into the fine city of Norwich and you are ideally located for The Norwich Cathedral. This route takes from our base 2 .5 hours each way  depending on tide whether you are travelling with or against the flow.
ROUTE 1
On Route To Norwich you will pass Surlingham, Bramerton & Next Is The River Green at Thorpe, As indicated on the map you must lower all canopies to pass under the low railway bridge.  After This  Whitlingham Country Park and finally arriving In Norwich.
Brundall - Surlingham Ferry = 30 mins 
Brundall - Bramerton = 1 hr
Brundall - Thorpe Green = 1.45 hrs     
Brundall - Whitlingham = 2hrs
Brundall - Norwich = 2.5 hrs
ROUTE 2
The Second Route is from Our base at Brundall To The End Of Our Navigation For Day Hire Boats at Cantley, Reedcutters Public House. The Tide After This Point Becomes to Strong For Day Boats which Have Engine Speed Restrictions making it Difficult to navigate the strong flow of the river.
On Route You Will be Able to visit the beautiful Rockland Broad, taking in an abundance of bird & wildlife. You might then like to stop for lunch or a picnic at the Staithe and The New Inn Public House at Rockland. After Entering Rockland Broad Make your way back across Paying attention to stay between the channel markers at all times, and on to Cantley.
Brundall - Rockland Broad = 45 mins   
Brundall - Cantley = 2hrs


Your Guide To Safe Day Boating.

Crew Limit & Safety Onboard

Onboard You Will Find  A Safety Notice as Shown Here in The Picture. This Will Also Be Explained to you  At Your Safety & Handover briefing.
This Safety Notice Shows You Safe Movement & Seating On Your Vessel Indicating Seating in order to maintain stability & Clearly showing you restricted areas Which crew must not Stand Or Sit On.
Please Ensure You & Your Crew Adhere To all Safety & Handling Information given, The Hirer is Responsible for Their Crew at all times.
Your Guide To Safe Day Boating

Preparing For Your Day Out

We Look Forward To Your Arrival At Buccaneer Boats For Your Day Out On The Beautiful Norfolk Broads. To Prepare For Your Day Out, Please Take Time To Watch The Boating Essential Videos, Aim To Arrive 15 Minutes Before Your Hire Time, To Allow For Completing Paperwork & Preparing You For Your Handover Briefing. This is Mandatory & is Designed For The Hirer To Be Able To Operate The Boat Safely & With Confidence. Please Note That If The Instructor Feels That Further Tuition Is Required, This Will Be Given Before Allowing Departure, It Is Important That During This Handover All Members Of The Hire Party Are Seated & Allow This Handover To Be Given. Any Delay In This Procedure Unfortunately will Shorten Your Hire Time. Should The Instructor Find That The Lead Hirer Is Unable To Proceed With Hire, Another Member Of The Party Will Be Asked To Assume The Position. If This Is Not Possible, Hire Will Then Be Terminated.
Useful Information For Your Day Out, Download The App:

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   This is A Really Useful App That Allows You Access To:
Maps - Tides - Speed - Bridge Heights - Free Mooring Places - Emergency Contact Help Info