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Get away from it all for a week, develop your sailing skills in stunning surroundings, relish the challenge of living on board a yacht... and find out what being a Christian is all about.

The Walrus Cruise is a charity staffed entirely by volunteers who offer adventurous training sailing holidays for teenagers and further development for students.

We have masses of experience of sailing on the Norfolk Broads, having been making the very most of these idyllic inland waterways since way back in 1924.

Our Cruises

For you


Our cruises are available for 13 - 18 year olds from across the UK (possibly 12+ but please ask before booking). We also encourage those who are over 18 and who have been on the cruise before to continue with us as Leaders. 


The Walrus Cruise is a RYA Training Centre and each one-week cruise consists of a fleet of yachts, led by the Commodore and usually supported by a motor cruiser or two. It's a perfect opportunity to develop leadership skills, learn more about the Christian faith and make lifelong friends. Having chosen our destination to make the most of wind and tide, each yacht then has the freedom to decide whether to race against other boats, or to relax and enjoy a leisurely sail whilst feasting on the sights along the riverbanks (and more than a few biscuits!)


Starting from Martham Boats, the fleet cruises (sails) around the idyllic Norfolk Broads in the area bounded by Barton to the North, Horsey on the East coast, Acle to the South and Wroxham in the West. The Broads consist of shallow lakes (broads) and 125 miles of lock-free waterways and is Britain's largest nationally protected wetland. A truly unique area, rich in rare habitats, a wealth of unusual architecture and stunning scenery. A great place to “get away from it all!”


We run two cruises for teenagers every year, one in the Easter period and the other in the Summer. Check out our Upcoming Events for details.


Upcoming Events

  • Easter Cruise 2023
    Sat, 01 Apr
    Martham Boats
    01 Apr, 13:30 – 08 Apr, 09:30
    Martham Boats, Cess Road, Martham, Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth NR29 4RF, UK
    Grow in confidence and self-esteem as you experience the thrills and spills of life in board a 30ft yacht. Enjoy this adventurous sailing holiday and explore what being a Christian is all about with your new friends. Cost: £288 (Discounts and bursaries available)
  • Summer Cruise 2023
    Sat, 29 Jul
    Martham Boats
    29 Jul, 13:30 – 05 Aug, 09:30
    Martham Boats, Cess Road, Martham, Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth NR29 4RF, UK
    Join us on our annual Summer Cruise for 13-18 year olds! It's a great chance to get away from it all for a week, enjoy stunning surroundings, learn to sail and explore what being a Christian is all about. Cost: £288 (Deposits and bursaries available)


We love to hear from those who have been involved with the Walrus Cruise and we will be celebrating our Centenary in 2024!


Do get in touch to share your memories and find out how things have progressed since your last experience!

My son greatly benefitted from the week... a huge difference

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Whether you want to know more about the Walrus Cruise, tell us about your memories or find out how you can help... we would love to hear from you.


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