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 excellent commentary and continual pointing out of all the wildlife 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
Well behaved dogs welcome
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
- 2023 Season Finished – Now Closed Until March 2024.
We have now finished our sailings for the 2023 season and will be resuming sailings in MARCH 2024. We wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who has visited us, and that we are looking forward to welcoming old friends and new ones onboard in the new year. Best …
- ** CASH ONLY PAYMENTS IF PAYING AT BOARDING**
Due to a mobile phone mast being decommissioned near the village our card machine can no longer be relied upon to take payment. If paying for a trip at boarding this is now CASH ONLY, refreshments onboard remain cash only. Please do feel free to book online where you can check availability and make payment …
- Summer Jazz Cruises 2023
We invite you to join us for a summer evening of relaxing live jazz music, played by our very own 3-piece jazz band the Broads Chords whilst cruising along the River Bure. Departing from the village of Horning, passing St. Benet’s Abby onto South Walsham Broad and finishing back in Horning. Dates are as follows: …