Wherry Yacht Charter
Caring for the Broads' last wherry fleet

Watch - our wherry yacht sailing experience on video.

All charter customers receive complimentary membership of the Friends of WYC.

Passengers enjoying a yacht charter aboard a Norfolk wherry

Our skippered charters give you exclusive use of a wherry yacht. Accommodating up to twelve passengers, our historic boats provide a perfect way to get together with family or friends while enjoying peaceful sailing on the Broads.

Charter details for 2022

We are offering day and overnight charters from 1st May until the end of September, subject to skipper and crew availability. Maximum numbers are 12. Contact us as below with your preferred dates to enquire.

Booking type   Cost   Details   
Day (Monday-Friday)£4259.30am to 5pm
Day (Saturday-Sunday)£4509.30am to 5pm
Weekend£9956pm Fri to 5pm Sun
Charters may begin and end at any time within those specified above. For other arrangements, please enquire and we will do our best to accommodate you. Our sailing season is from May to September.

To make a charter enquiry or a booking simply email bookings@wherryyachtcharter.org, or you can contact us in other ways. Please enquire as far in advance of your preferred date/s as possible - as our skippers and crew are all volunteers, early notice of your dates makes it much more likely that we can accommodate you and your party.

Our fleet currently comprises three Wherry Yachts: Olive (1909), Norada (1912) and White Moth (1915), and Pleasure Wherry Hathor (1905). Pleasure Wherry Ardea (1927) is currently reserved for corporate bookings. Please click through for full details including layouts.

Day charters are particularly popular for special celebrations including birthdays and wedding anniversaries, but if you don't need the whole wherry to yourself then you might be interested in our schedule of public sailings, with individually bookable spaces - please see our sailings page for details.

family playing games at the saloon table

All our vessels carry up to 12 passengers on a day sailing, and 10 on overnight charters (numbers include children). We offer our wherries on a self-catering basis and facilities include a fully-equipped galley with hob, oven and fridge, a toilet, washbasins and a shower (White Moth only). Each saloon provides both daytime living space and four berths, and features a yacht piano. For overnight charters please bring your own sleeping bags or duvets, sheets and pillows.

However long you sail with us an experienced skipper is always provided, and day charters include an additional crew member. (For overnight charters, skipper accommodation is entirely separate from the passenger area of the wherry yacht.) The skipper will help you to plan your cruise, taking into account wind and tide to ensure the itinerary is manageable. Bookings start and end at our base in Wroxham, where we offer (limited) car parking.

All bookings are subject to boat and skipper availability, and are made under our Terms and Conditions.

Wherry Yacht Charter is a registered charity (as Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust), number 1096073

WYC is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, RDPE, Geoffrey Watling Trust, Town Close Estate Charity and others.

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