Stargazing Kayak Adventure...

This is your opportunity to get out onto the water and experience one of the best parts of the Norfolk Broads - only this time at night and gazing at the plethora of stars hanging above the shimmering water. These trips are targeted around the cycle of a full moon and will create long lasting memories to remember for years to come!

Our highly experienced guides will meet you at our launch point with your kayak and all other equipment needed, ready for to be transported out on this quite amazing and starry-eyed trip - this is where the real magic starts!

Using our super stable, rudder controlled and easy to paddle Horizon two seater kayaks, your guided adventure on Hickling Broad will commence out on to the still waters of Hickling Broad where there will be every opportunity for you to gaze at the plethora of stars and the reflection of the moon.

Of course we can't 'pre-book a clear night' - but in our view there's always something wonderful to see & feel - especially as Norfolk Outdoor Adventures are one of the very few to offer this kind of experience in the country, and certainly the only one in the Broads National Park!

 
 

This trip will take directly out onto Hickling itself and around some of its narrow reed bed back waters - of course not forgetting to head out right the middle, stop and lift your gaze to the skies where with a bit of luck you’ll see one of the best dark skies in the country, the moon shining with its reflection mirrored on the water!

You’ll have an opportunity to get out of the boats, stretch your legs and enjoy a nice hot cuppa by the riverbank and heck - why not some delicious snacks whilst we’re there..!

Your time on the water will last around 2.5 hours (with around 15 mins either end for paperwork and safety brief etc...) before heading back to the same launch point where you'll alight from your craft and ponder on the wonder that you'll have just expereinced!

A truly wonderful expereince and a must for visitors to the area and locals alike...this really is a special place!

 

What's Included:

Qualified River Guide

Kayaks, Paddles, Bouyancy Aids, Spraydecks, Gloves (for colder weather), Drysacks

All Safety Equipment (including emergency lighting and boat ilumination)

Photographs of you Experience

 

If you have any questions or queries, then please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll only be too pleased to help you get the best out of your experience.

 

FAQs

Is there a minimum age requirement to participate on this trip?

We operate a minimum age of 14 years old for these trips - this is due to the length of the trip, potential weather conditions and also equipment levels. Please note that each minor booked on to a trip must be acompanied by the allocated responsible adult the same boat - so, 1:1 minor/adult.

 

Do I need to be able to swim?

Yes, due to the aqauatic nature of kayaking we ask that you can confidently swim a minimum of 50m unaided. Should you not be a swimmer then we will still happily take you out, but this must be booked on a private 1:1 basis - please enquire directly is this in more suitable for you on: adventure@norfolkoutdooradventures.co.uk

 

Do I need any other clothing?

It is highly advisible that you bring a waterproof/windproof jacket and (trousers if you have them), and also to wear a bottom layer and fleece layer in order to keep you warm and dry during the winter paddling months.

 

Are there any further forms to fill in?

Yes, before the start of any activity you will be required to complete and sign a 'Client Detail Waiver' form

 

Cancellation due to inclement weather:

All trips and expereinces are subject to weather conditions and availability of guides and maybe be cancelled or postponed at short notice. Should this be the case then you will be notified as soon as possible and offered an alternative date for the trip or a full refund.

 

Are there minimum booking requirements for a trip to run?

Yes, as you can understand it takes quite alot of organisation and planning to run our trips successfully, therefore we will only run our trips if we have recieved the minimum booking numbers to make the trip work on the day. In the case of this trip the minimum bookings required will be 4 people booked on in advance of the trip date. Should the trip look like it will not take place due to insufficient bookings, then the trip will be postponed and you will be sent an ‘Experience Gift Voucher’ for you to use on a future dates and will be valid for 1 year from original booking.

Notifications of postponements/cancelations will be emailed to all pre-booked parties by 5pm the night before.

 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please read the above T's & C's to see if any of these answer your questions.  If not, then please email: adventure@norfolkoutdooradventures.co.uk and we will reply to you at our easiest convenience, this of course also applies to any complaints or refund queries.

See or Complaints Reporting Policy HERE