All Seasons Cottage Breaks - Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Date:June 06, 2015

Boating

If you like boats, there are numerous adventures to be had!

You can hire a motor-launch for the day from Beccles, to travel along the broads; relax during a gentler journey around the Mere at Thorpeness in a row-boat, hired by the hour; explore the tranquil inland waterways in a canoe, hired by the day or half-day; enjoy a river cruise which includes a civilised fine-dining lunch on board; or take an exhilerating sight-seeing trip along the coastline from the quay at Orford or the harbour at Southwold.  The choice is yours…

Lady Florence
Fine dining, whilst cruising the calm waters of the River Alde/River Ore – regardless of weather or tides. Choose from brunch, lunch or dinner cruises (Licensed). For more information, go to the Lady Florence website.

Coastal Voyager
Sea trips and river cruises, departing from Southwold harbour. Choose between an exciting high-speed blast-trip (a thrilling, unforgettable half hour!); or the peace and tranquillity of a 3 ½ hour river cruise on the beautiful Blyth estuary. For more information, go to the Coastal Voyager website.

The Mere – Thorpeness

The lake covers 60 acres, and has over 40 acres of water – but nowhere is it more than 3ft deep so its very safe for boating. Dinghies, kayaks, canoes, punts, sailing boats and large family rowing boats are available for hire – from short 30 mins sessions, then hourly rates apply.

Its also fun for spectators too – you can amuse yourself watching enthusiastic boaters trying to teach themselves to row on the Mere, whilst you relax over afternoon tea at the café on the quay!
For more information, go to the Thorpeness Meare website.

River Waveney Outney Meadow, Bungay – off Bungay Bypasss (A143), near Broad Street (A144)
This calmer stretch of the River Waveney winds gently round the countryside and is relatively narrow and shallow, making it safe for children.

You can hire Canadian (open) canoes for 2 people or kayaks (closed) for individuals, or traditional rowing boats which will fit a family in all together – £20.00 half-day or £30.00 for a full day (a returnable deposit is also payable). Paddles/oars and life-jackets provided. You can also hire bicycles (of all sizes) for £12.00 per day – including lock, helmet, bag-carrier & map. 
For more information, from Outney Meadow