about our family business
family run & operated
During 2020 John and Fliss decided that they wanted to try turning their boating hobby into a business . The idea was (and still is) to enjoy work, give people a boat trip experience they’ll enjoy and try and do a little for local charities.
We are a locally based family run business operating from Lowestoft in Suffolk and have our passengers and local community at the heart of what we do, that being to provide boat trips in Norfolk and Suffolk!
With our boat, Shearwater, we take boat trips and RIB rides from Lowestoft’s South Pier to see seals at Scroby Sands, tours of Lowestoft Harbour, sightseeing trips along Norfolk/Suffolk’s sunrise coast and lots more! We’ve also expanded into operating boat trips on the Broads National Park, specifically the southern Broads, with a range of exciting excursions.
We use an online booking provider, Fareharbour, so you can see what boat trips we have running and live availability, making it super simple to book a trip. Trips do fill up fast, and we also allow walk ins, so if you don’t see what you’re after, give us a call and we can normally accommodate something for you.
Private charters/group bookings are available, we want to make your trip as special as possible and we will do everything to ensure it exceeds your expectations!
Our Core Values
You can scroll down below to find out more about how we give back and are a responsible boat operator
Our boat utilises a water jet drive, meaning no propeller in the water, making her extremely safe around marine life and swimmers. It also makes her extremely maneuverable and able to operate in shallow waters.
We have 12 inboard seats, 6 each side. Our seats are all angled outwards meaning you get great views all round. As she is a RIB based design, this makes her good at giving a comfortable ride during rougher seas.
Open Boat Design
Our boat is open top, so you’ll really feel the rush when we get underway. You’ll also get your fair share of sea spray, but it’s all part of the fun! It makes for a unique and highly enjoyable experience that you can really feel!
Shearwater is commercially coded and licensed (following a thorough inspection) to operate up to 23 miles from the coast. We carry a very comprehensive set of safety and emergency equipment preparing us for any situation or event.