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
- ** Public Sailings COVID-19 UPDATE **
PUBLIC SAILINGS BETWEEN 21/06/21 – 19/07/21 Following the governments latest update (14/06/21) and the extension to the social distancing measures, all bookings made on our public sailings between the 21st June 2021 and the 19th July 2021 have now been allocated seating areas as per our current covid guidance, please visit our covid guidance web …
- Planned sailings for opening week:17th May 2021
In line with the governments latest Covid guidance we are preparing to re-open on Monday 17th May 2021. We will be running at a reduced capacity to ensure social distancing so please book in advance to reserve seats, the office number is 01692630262. We currently have the following trips scheduled but will run more subject …
- 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 …