Covid-19 – Impact & Response
The Norfolk Wherry Trust is, like all responsible organisations, following government advice about the Covid-19 virus. The safety and health of charter and day cruise passengers and the NWT volunteers and visitors is of paramount importance. Changes have had to be made to the operational schedule. All bookings for Albion are cancelled until 1st July 2020 and day cruises and open days until 15th July 2020. Bookings are still being taken for all dates after 1st July 2020 until the end of the season. More details can be found here.
Albion is available for charter from May till the end of September. She is available for day and weekend (or longer) charters and can carry a total of 12 passengers. A qualified and experienced skipper and mate sail the boat, but we are very keen for people to participate as assistants to the crew. However, if you just want to sit on the deck and watch the Broads go by that’s fine. You will see lots of wildlife and being on Albion, an icon of the Broads, you will find yourself being constantly photographed and waved to. Most, but not all, charters start and end at our Ludham base. Albion, built in 1898, is a ‘black sailed trader’ and as original as we can keep her, so conditions on board are clean, functional but basic. Sailing the Broads on Albion is a very enjoyable experience and a large number of our charters are repeat bookings, so early booking is recommended.
If chartering the whole boat is too much for you, why not join one of our Day Cruises?