Oliver's Sailing Holidays

I’ve spent 19 years renting yachts, and yours is the most beautiful, best equipped and most fun to sail that I’ve ever chartered.
— Jonathan, Lola(12), Felix (11) and Astrid (7)

We are a small sailing holiday business, situated on the Norfolk Broads, specialising in affordable high quality boats that are fast, easy to sail, beautifully maintained and equipped with superb handling characteristics. All our yachts have showers, heating, inboard engines and come equipped with luxury down-feel cotton percale duvets, high quality towels, sheets and cooking equipment. Our gaff rigged sailing holiday yachts, offer an authentic broads sailing experience in style and comfort. Families welcome.

Prices start from £455 per yacht. No hidden extras.

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Half decker for hire




Boat familiarisation for a Norfolk Broads Sailing Holidays

  • Included in the cost of your hire is a 45 minute yacht familiarisation session and 45 minutes with a sailing instructor if required.

Special Location on the river Thurne

  • Our boats are located at the peaceful and secluded hamlet of Martham Ferry.

  • Overlooking the stunning National Trust's wildlife reserve of Heigham Holmes featured in the BBC1 TV series Secret Britain.

  • The Broads are made up of 120 miles of beautiful rivers and lakes. As a National Park it features spectacular scenery and wildlife that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years.

  • Most of the Broads can only be reached by water and offer a slower pace of life so, put the clocks back, leave the 21st century behind and enjoy a peaceful sailing holiday on the Broads.

  • There is lots to entertain the whole family, on these safe, inland waters.

  • Check out our map page to see all the villages and small towns for you explore on your holiday.

Food Hampers and Ready Meals

  • We also offer food hampers and ready meals. If your desire is for fresh, locally sourced food for your holiday, then we have you covered. What could be a nicer way to start your holiday than a delicious deli picnic hamper?

  • Keep evening meals simple why not pre-order some of our gourmet ready meals?

Fantastic experience for all the family from
The moment of arrival - warmly welcomed by Alison and shown round the boat which was beautiful, and lovely welcome pack provided too !
Both skippers , Nick and Guy, very experienced and patient with us all, especially with my younger son who has Aspergers, and the boys loved being involved and given various tasks to do throughout keeping them occupied ,and interested to learn more .
Both mooring sites beautiful and close to pubs for food and drink which was ideal.
Boat very well equipped and in great condition and complimented by various members of the public.
All of us learned loads and loved our time on the water, and would love to do it again !
Cannot praise this family company and holiday experience highly enough !
— Learn to Sail Holiday - Trip Advisor - August 2019
What a fabulous end to the summer holidays! Bright Spark was fun to sail and a comfortable and beautiful boat inside and out-everyone seemed to want us in their photos! Lots of fun with three children- even on the one rainy afternoon, playing cards around the cabin table. Fabulous!
— Marcus, Nora, Gustau, Louisa and Elena
Wonderful service from Nick and Alison. Went out of their way to make us welcome and feel special. Had a fantastic holiday on beautiful Dreamtime. Well equipped, comfortable and homely. 5 adults on the boat and didn’t feel cramped. Thanks, guys and sure we’ll see you again!
— Neil
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Oliver’s sailing holidays partners with ‘love the broads’ a local charity that raise funds for projects on the broads. We invite our guests to make voluntary contribution of £2.

For waterside holiday accommodation, sleeping up to 15 people, near our boatyard visit -https://www.wayfordmarine.com/service/holiday-homes/

What a fantastic weekend sailing “Dreamtime”. Nick and Alison are such welcoming people and their attention to detail is second to none. The boats are beautifully prepared and looked after, everything has been thought about with the sole aim of a safe and fun sailing holiday. I will be going back and in the mean time recommending Oliver’s Sailing Holidays to anyone who will listen!
— Trip Advisor - July 2019
We had a wonderful week on Bright Spark. The service from Nick and Alison was top quality, and the yacht was in immaculate condition. The topsail ensures Bright Spark ghosts along in light breezes and races along when the wind is blowing. She is a delight to sail and is probably the fastest cruiser on the Broads. Bright Spark was Nick and Alison’s personal boat prior to being put into charter, and a number of personal touches that they have made ensure you are getting a vessel of a far higher standard than usual. The welcome pack was much appreciated, and the luxurious bedding a brilliant touch. If you want the best of sailing on the Norfolk Broads Bright Spark is the boat to choose.
— Gordon - Google
Just back from a few days on the beautiful Bright Spark, feeling elated with the sailing, and spoilt by Nick and Alison at the boatyard. The yacht was spotlessly clean, thoughtfully equipped, cleverly set out, and beautifully maintained. The luxurious hamper of local essentials was a nice touch and helped make up a fab first breakfast fry-up on Barton Broad. Best yacht we’ve ever hired on the Broads, and friendliest family boatyard we’ve come across. We’ll be back!
— Dan
Fantastic experience for all the family from The moment of arrival - warmly welcomed by Alison and shown round the boat which was beautiful, and lovely welcome pack provided too ! Both skippers , Nick and Guy, very experienced and patient with us all, especially with my younger son who has Aspergers, and the boys loved being involved and given various tasks to do throughout keeping them occupied ,and interested to learn more . Both mooring sites beautiful and close to pubs for food and drink which was ideal. Boat very well equipped and in great condition and complimented by various members of the public. All of us learned loads and loved our time on the water, and would love to do it again ! Cannot praise this family company and holiday experience highly enough !
— Trip Advisor - August 2019