Learn to sail and explore some of the best bits of the Norfolk Broads
Two nights stay for 2-4 people on a traditional sailing yacht, with your skipper joining from 10.30am-3pm each day.
3pm Embark and meet your skipper with a cupper and cake.
Sail up past The National Trust Island of Heigham Holmes to the stunning Hickling Broad and nature reserve. Watch out for Bitterns, Marsh Harriers and Cranes.
Spend the night at the peaceful moorings at Hickling, where a good meal can be purchased from the water side pub.
Cook your own breakfast to eat on deck taking in the stunning scenery and wildlife on Hickling Broad.
10:30am Your skipper arrives for a day of learning to sail or sitting back and enjoying the peace and tranquility of sailing on the upper reaches of the river Thurne and Horsey Mere. Picnic lunch on deck.
3pm Moor at Horsey Dyke and visit the famous Horsey Windmill, walk to the beach to see the seals and then on to The Nelsons Head pub where you can purchase your evening meal.
Cook your own breakfast, enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Hosey Dyke and Horsey Wind pump.
10:30am Your skipper arrives, sail to see the 300 year old listed bridge at Potter Heigham, shoot-the-bridge. Picnic lunch on deck.
Sail to Martham Broad, back to Martham Ferry to disembark at 3pm.
Please phone Alison on 07876141971 to book.
The review below was posted on the Oliver's Sailing Holidays Face Book page August 2018.
BIG shout out to Oliver’s ⛵️ Holidays, Alison & Nick could not have been more helpful from start to finish. Beautiful yacht, beautifully equipped with everything you need to be comfortable, especially the luxury ‘hotel’ duvets 😴 😊. The complimentary and pre-ordered hampers and ready meals are faBulous quality and just perfect to get you underway.
We are novice sailers (just one days tuition long ago) and therefore we had Karl as our skipper/tutor for three half days - by the afternoon of the third day we were deemed competent and were confident enough to ‘sail’ solo and if you are not then
‘Brightspark’ is wonderful to motor along these tranquil Broads in 😊. Karl was just superb, he’s a hugely knowledgeable, patient, flexible, interesting young man - he loves sailing, (and it shows), so this is his hobby - his ‘proper’ job is pretty interesting too!
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this great team/company for a sailing holiday in a very quiet part of The Broads and will definitely be back, hopefully before Winter arrives if we can fit another weekend end 🤞
Huge thanks to Karl, Alison & Nick for getting us sailing ⛵️, Kay & Rob, Cambridgeshire