Escape to the
Sailing holidays on the Norfolk Broads have been a traditional part of British life since the turn of the 20th century, and are still unique and unrivalled. Enjoy the wonders of the Broadland area with a week-long escape, a fortnight on the water or a thrilling long weekend.
Set off on visits to hostelries or local attractions, and return to the much needed luxury and comfort of your own yacht each night to experience beautiful sunsets reflecting on the water and the peace and calm of this magical landscape and its stunning wildlife.
Types of Breaks
Eastwood Whelpton provides the opportunity for short breaks (3 or 4 days) and full weeks. Upon arrival, you will be given a complementary yacht handover – a practice we take pride in at Eastwood Whelpton.
Possible starting and returning days are Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. You will be allocated an individual ‘Onboarding’ slot from 12:00 – 17:00 on the first day and your yacht is normally returned by 09:00 on the last day. We are, however, a family business and strive for flexibility, so other times can be arranged according to your own holiday planning.
About Your Holiday
For experienced or novice sailors alike, escaping to the Broads can be your kind of holiday – whether you go for independence and excitement, for relaxation, or just for that sense of achievement.
If the wind isn’t filling your sails, the onboard engine lets you easily dip into the real world of Broad-side shops, pubs and fascinating heritage sites.
We are always pleased to receive a call to discuss which boat is most suitable for you and your group/family, or how we can help you to refresh your sailing skills with one of our instructors from our RYA Training centre.
“We had a fantastic trip aboard Windjammer. The staff at Eastwood Whelpton were very helpful and the boat was clean and tidy on arrival. All social distancing was maintained as we did the introduction before setting sail.”
“Best way to unwind… in the wind! After the fun and excitement of arriving and setting sail, you can feel life’s pressures falling away. Eastwood Whelpton is a lovely family owned boatyard on the beautiful Norfolk Broads. A short stay gives you just enough time to sail up to Hickling and Horsey, two lovely sailing destinations, where you can experience life at a pace it is meant to be. Cannot wait until we go again!”
Caroline & Jeremy Naylor
“So good we went twice summer 2020! Lovely friendly yard, great service, boats well kept and in good condition. Ropes replaced when getting worn, which is so important for enjoying sailing. Goodie bag and pint of milk in the fridge on arrival – they really take care of you.”
Pippa & Stewart Yuill
“Wonderful family sailing on the Broads. Eastwood Whelpton are an extremely friendly and professional team and this year also offering a very Covid-aware service, along with their traditional warm welcome. Just boarding begins to replenish the soul and a week aboard is life enhancing.”
Jon & Alison Waltho – Summer 2020