Waveney Stardust, founded in 1988, is a registered charity to promote cruising facilities for the disabled and/or elderly persons on the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.
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In response to demand we have have made changes to our schedule to include more Norwich Cruises in 2016.
Starting on Thursday 14th October you may now cruise from Norwich in October and November.
We have had requests for more Norwich Cruises in 2016. To meet this demand we have changed our schedule replacing planned cruises from Stalham after 9th October with cruises from Norwich.
Cruise from Norwich near the Novi Sad bridge down the River Yare to Brundall, Surlingham Broad and beyond. This is a very interesting stretch of river. It starts through the outskirts of Norwich past Thorpe. The river is then lined with trees past Whitlingham Broad, the Waters Edge restaurant and down to Brundall. Here Surlingham Broad makes a peaceful lunch stop, and there are pubs at Surlingham Ferry and Coldham Hall. Beyond Brundall the river banks open out to give clear views across the marshes. Here you would be unlucky not to see Marsh Harriers and all types of other wildlife.
Don’t forget that our boats have central heating so cruises are comfortable even in cooler weather.
We look forward to seeing you in Norwich this Autumn (and of course we are also operating from Beccles throughout October and November).
Membership entitles you to cruise with us on our 2016 Members Cruises.
These are all-day cruises so bring a picnic!
Two cruises have recently been scheduled for 2016. On Sunday 10th July Waveney Stardust II will depart from Beccles and Waveney Stardust I will be cruising from Stalham on Sunday 24th July.
More details available on our Membership Page.
(We have also refreshed the website to make it easier to use. We would love to hear your views and suggestions for improvements through the ‘Contact Page’).
The 2016 Cruise Schedule has been designed to ensure we have boats operating near to Norwich and Beccles throughout the season, and from Stalham for much of it. Our two boats will start the year in April operating from Norwich and Beccles. Later in the year one boat will operate alternately from Stalham and Horning. The other boat will operate alternately from Brundall and Beccles.
Wherever you cruise from you will experience the same easy access and relaxed cruising with our friendly and helpful crews. Each location offers access to different rivers, villages and wildlife.
Why not try a venue you haven’t visited before in 2016?
Stalham – at the head of the delightful tree-lined River Ant and just a short run from the open waters of Barton Broad. Cruise through the heavily wooded channels to Wayford, Sutton and Irstead, and with a full day’s cruise down to Ludham Bridge and the Bure, perhaps visiting Ranworth Broad or even Horning.
Norwich – starting in the shadow of the Norwich City football ground off Carrow Road cruise past the old wharves and quays, past Thorpe and down the River Yare to Bramerton and Surlingham.
Horning – with its pretty staithe and waterside homes. Cruise up the River Bure to Wroxham, visiting Wroxham and Salhouse Broads, or downriver to the open marsh land around St Benet’s Abbey or the treelined peace of Ranworth and South Walsham Broads.
Brundall – close to Surlingham Broad with access up the River Yare past Surlingham and Bramerton to Norwich. Or cruise downriver past the Ted Ellis and Strumpshaw Fen nature reserves and through the marshes at Langley and Cantley.
Beccles – on the beautiful tree-lined River Waveney. Cruise downriver through the overhanging trees, spotting the Kingfishers and Heron and other wildlife. With a whole day cruise on through the Carlton Marshes and on to busy and picturesque Oulton Broad.
We hope to see you in 2016.