Welcome Aboard The Southern Comfort
Join our crew for a memorable river experience
The Southern Comfort is a double-deck paddle boat purpose built for the Broads with a capacity of 100 passengers for public trips or private hire. Our boat is a luxury river cruiser which runs regular trips from the beautiful village of Horning, along the River Bure through the village and out to Ranworth Broad and back, passing lovely old thatched houses, windmills and Norfolk reed beds. Throughout the trip there is an excellent commentary and continual pointing out of all the water birds around at the time. There is the ever present bustle of river traffic with cruisers, yachts and the occasional wherry.
1½ hour and 2 hour trips
Stunning views from upper deck
Plush lounge on lower deck with fully stocked bar
Snacks, souvenirs and freshly made tea and coffee available
Group discounts offered
Whatever the celebration i.e. Wedding Reception, Office Function, Birthday Party or Social Club outing, Southern Comfort is an excellent venue.
Hire charges are reasonable and while we offer a choice of menu and music, the hirer may provide their own if they wish. Our fully licenced bar has a wide range of beers, wines and spirits and tea and coffee are always available.
The Southern Comfort is moored outside the Swan Hotel in Horning on the scenic Norfolk Broads.
Only 4 minutes drive from Wroxham
11 miles from Norwich
Easy parking 50 yards from boat
Free coach parking
Sailing from The Swan Hotel, Lower Street, Horning, NR12 8AA
- Planned opening – Monday 17th May 2021
Following the governments update on the 22nd February 2021 we are delighted to announce that we will be opening on Monday 17th May 2021. From the 17th May we will be running our public and private hire trips following our Covid compliant policy, please refer to our Covid Guidance page for details. From Monday 21st …
- **Festive Sailings in December 2020**
Southern Comfort Festive Sailings December 2020 We would like to welcome you on board our Mississippi paddle steamer for a festive 1 hour 30 minute cruise on the Norfolk Broads. Sailings will run subject to demand throughout December starting from Saturday 5th until Tuesday 22nd Current sailings are as follows: Saturday 5th December at 1pm …
- **November Sailings**
Tuesday 3rd at 10.30am Please be advised this will be our only sailing in November 2020 as the boat will be under going routine maintenance throughout the month. Our aim is to have the boat operational for festive sailings in December 2020 – keep an eye on the website for updates, we hope you can …