FAQ & Local Area 


Are dogs allowed? 

Yes, well behaved dogs are very welcome (please be considerate to other passengers as not everyone loves dogs)

When do you run?

Daily from the middle of May until the end of September,

1.5 hours either side of hightide (weather dependant) 

Is there a discount for children and pensioners?

No sorry we have the same rate for all passengers, except those under 1 year old, who are free.

Can I pay by card? 

Yes however we have limited signal at Burnham Overy and so please bring cash as a back up

We are at The Hard but you are not there...

We run backwards and forwards throughout the 3 hours of tide and so please wait by the waters edge and we shall be back shortly. 

Do you provide lifejackets?

We carry lifejackets and life rafts as stated by the MCA (Marine Coastguard Agency) The lifejackets only have to be worn in an emergency 

How long are the trips?

The ferry service takes about 20 minutes each way.

The sunset tours are 1.5-2 hours. 

Where does the ferry depart from?

The Hard, Scolt Head Island and The East Side 

What is Scolt Head Island?

Scolt Head Island is an offshore barrier island made mainly from sand and shingle which is roughly 4 miles long and runs East from Burnham Overy Staithe, West to Brancaster Staithe. 

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Local Area

Burnham Overy Staithe is a small coastal village situated on the North Norfolk coast between Wells-Next-the-Sea and Brancaster Staithe. 


Burnham Market - 1.6 miles (4 mins by car)

Holkham - 3 miles (5 mins by car) 

Wells-Next-the-Sea - 4.5 miles (10 mins by car)

Brancaster - 5 miles (10 mins by car) 

Fakenham - 12 miles (20 mins by car) 

King's Lynn - 24 miles (45 mins by car) 

Norwich - 38 miles (1 hour 5 mins by car) 

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