Broads Sunset Nature Watching

£23.32 Per Person | £21.20 Children & Seniors

Slow Boat Trip

Yacht Station | Oulton Broad

1 Hrs Approx

All Weather Running*


Join us for a beautiful and picturesque boat trip at sunset from Oulton Broad and onto the River Waveney, followed by the return boat journey. This boat trip gives you the chance to see some of the hidden beauty of the Southern Broads National Park, including the River Waveney, Oulton Dyke and Oulton Broad, coated in Golden Hour sun, perfect for the most amazing photos and memory making in this wonderous, wildlife rich area!

This boat trip, primarily on the River Waveney, as the sun sets to the west, gives way to some spectacular views, including fens and marshes along with the wildlife, including Marsh Harriers, teals, kestrels and hobbies, that call them home. It is a unique and interest wildlife/nature boat trip, where you can truly immerse yourself and forget about reality in this tucked away, untouched beauty.

Initially departing Oulton Broad, you will pass Carlton Marshes, a Suffolk Wildlife Trust managed nature reserve and home to a huge array of wildlife. As we head up Oulton Dyke, we’ll enter the River Waveney, of which the border of Norfolk – Suffolk follows. As we head up the Waveney, keep your eyes peeled for marsh harriers and kestrels, along with plenty of ducks and geese. The Broads are also home to a huge array of unique dragon-flies and butterflies. Look out for old mills, some of which are still in operation for drainage across the Broads

At this point, we’ll turn, making the return journey upstream, back to Oulton Broad, arriving just as the sun disappears.

Trip Itinerary

  1. Departure from our berth at Oulton Broad Yacht Station
  2. Gentle cruise through Oulton Broad and up Oulton Dyke, passing Carlton Marshes and Dutch Tea Gardens
  3. Enter the River Waveney, cruising downstream through the marshes
  4. Turn on the River Waveney, to make the return journey to Oulton Broad

Important Things To Know

  • This is a slow leisurely guided river cruise
  • This boat trip is limited to the Broads southern river network
  • These trips take place later on in the evenings during sunset
  • This trip can be offered in all weathers*
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*All Weather Running means we are able to run this trip in conditions otherwise not suitable for our trips out to sea. However, in certain extreme situations certain weather conditions will prevent us being able to safely run this trip.