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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About us

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?

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
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.

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 near our boatyard visit -https://www.wayfordmarine.com/service/holiday-homes/

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
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