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 daytime and 2 hour evening trips
Stunning views from upper deck
Plush lounge on lower deck with fully stocked bar
Snacks, souvenirs and freshly made tea and coffee
Group discounts offered
Booking Office 01692630262
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
- Reopening 2022
Happy New Year ! We are currently closed for our annual winter maintenance and will be reopening in March. Our first trip will be on Sunday 27th March at 1pm . Please call or email the office to reserve your seats. Whilst closed the office is running reduced hours. Please leave a message and someone …
- Final Public Sailings for 2021
Our final public sailings for 2021 will take place during November on the following days: Thursday 4th at 3pm Thursday 11th at 10.30am Saturday 13th at 1pm Wednesday 17th at 1pm Sunday 21st at 10.30am Sunday 28th at 1pm Tuesday 30th at 10.30am Sailings will not be running in December and will resume again at …
- JAZZ NIGHT Monday 30th August 2021
We invite you to join us on the bank holiday, Monday 30th August 2021, for an evening of live relaxing jazz music, played by our very own 3-piece Jazz Band the Boards Chords whilst cruising along the River Bure from the village of Horning passing St. Bennetts Abby and onto South Walsham Broad. Departure time …