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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire and Holidays - Cruisers, Day Boats, Canoes and Fishing Dinghies for hire - in all seasons.

Explore the Norfolk Broads, Britain's Magical Waterland, onboard a holiday cruiser with Freedom Boating Holidays. Our fleet of comfortable Norfolk Broads Holiday and Short Break cruiser boats and Day Boats, Dinghies & Canoes and also our Brand New Picnic pod provides you with both travel and accommodation in one easy-to-handle, self-drive river cruiser which you can use to explore over 120 miles of ever changing scenery through Britain's premier boating destination.

Try Flamping

Flamping is floating camping and is unique to Freedom. Our Brand New Freedom pod vessel can be hired for as little as £100 for an overnight boating experience for up to three people. Fitted as a picnic boat by day for up to eight passengers, pod can be quickly converted to a full-width berth for sleeping up to three people in camping configuration.

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Norwich City Breaks

Freedom is located on the outskirts of Norwich which makes us an ideal location for a city break with a difference. The river runs right into the heart of the city which is less than an hour's river travel from our boat yard and just a few minutes by bus or taxi. The city hosts many events and is regularly voted as one of the best shopping destinations in the UK. Visit the stunning cathedreals, castle and museums or simply mosey along down the river. Why not take a dinghy and you can explore parts of the Rivers Yare and Wensum that are unnavigable by cruiser. People often ignore Norwich when they have a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads which is a great shame as Norwich should be considered to be the jewel of the entire river system.

Norfolk Broads holiday Hire Boats

Photo - Fair Freedom, Norfolk Broads Holiday Hire Cruiser
Fair Freedom

Sleeps: 7+3 - Length: 44ft
Norfolk Base: Thorpe - Norwich, Norfolk Broads
Photo - Commanding Freedom, Norfolk Broads Holiday Hire Cruiser
Commanding Freedom

Sleeps: 6+3 - Length: 37ft
Norfolk Base: Thorpe - Norwich - Norfolk Broads
Photo - Rambling Freedom, Norfolk Broads Holiday Hire Cruiser
Rambling Freedom

Sleeps: 6+2 - Length: 40ft
Norfolk Base: Thorpe - Norwich, Norfolk Broads
Photo - Absolute Freedom, Norfolk Broads Holiday Hire Cruiser
Absolute Freedom

Sleeps: 6+1 - Length: 38ft
Norfolk Base: Thorpe - Norwich, Norfolk Broads
Photo - Fine Freedom, Norfolk Broads Holiday Hire Cruiser
Fine Freedom

Sleeps: 4+2 - Length: 32ft
Norfolk Base: Thorpe - Norwich, Norfolk Broads
Photo - Tranquil Freedom, Norfolk Broads Holiday Hire Cruiser
Tranquil Freedom

Sleeps: 5+1 - Length: 35ft
Norfolk Base: Thorpe - Norwich, Norfolk Broads
Photo - Spirit of Freedom, Norfolk Broads Holiday Hire Cruiser
Spirit of Freedom

Sleeps: 4+2 - Length: 31ft
Norfolk Base: Thorpe - Norwich, Norfolk Broads
Photo - Lady of Freedom, Norfolk Broads Holiday Hire Cruiser
Lady of Freedom

Sleeps: 3+2 - Length: 31ft
Norfolk Base: Thorpe - Norwich, Norfolk Broads
Photo - Song of Freedom, Norfolk Broads Holiday Hire Cruiser
Song of Freedom

Sleeps: 4+1 - Length: 30ft
Norfolk Base: Thorpe - Norwich, Norfolk Broads
Photo - Sweet Freedom, Norfolk Broads Holiday Hire Cruiser
Sweet Freedom

Sleeps: 2 - Length: 27ft
Norfolk Base: Thorpe - Norwich, Norfolk Broads

Relax on the Norfolk Broads

If you've never had a river cruiser holiday before, you're missing out on the most relaxing adventure holiday possible. The Norfolk Broads is a haven for wildlife and is an internationally important wetland environment and you can holiday right in the middle of it, escaping from the stress of our modern fast paced lives to meander along unspoiled rivers and beautiful villages at just 4mph! You don't even need a driving license.

Boating Holidays are easy

Worried about not being able to handle the boat? Don't be. Our Norfolk Broads holiday cruisers are simple to handle but we'll give you one of the most comprehensive river trials available before you set off from the boat yard. We'll ensure you're happy with the controls and know the rules of the river to keep you safe and ensure you have a great holiday.

Bring the whole family - children and well behaved dogs are welcome. Most of our boats will pass under Potter Heigham Bridge, Wroxham and Beccles bridges at the correct tidal conditions. But don't worry if they don't, all these bridges are close to the ends of navigation and not getting under won't restrict your holiday very much. There will still be around 100 miles of river to explore!

Investing in the Norfolk Broads

Freedom Boating Holidays is an independent Norfolk Boating agency. Founded in October 2007 with just one hire craft, Freedom quickly expanded it's fleet to over 10 boats in its first year of business and earned the loyalty of numerous customers. Headed by family team, Andrew & Nicola Banner, Freedom Boating Holidays' first year of operation was a complete success, so much so that the business moved to a completely new, independent boatyard in Horning and expanded to 14 cruisers in 2009. In 2013, the Freedom fleet moved again and is now at home just 45 minutes cruise from the centre of Norwich which makes us the perfect choice for city breaks and stag / hen parties as well as allowing our more sedate customers to enjoy the beauty and quiet of the Southern Broads. Freedom constantly strives is to provide quality boating holidays onboard comfortable, easy to handle river cruisers at a price point that represents excellent value for money.

We want each and every holiday maker to have a great relaxing holiday here on the beautiful Norfolk Broads. We operate a friendly, flexible family business that is honest and open throughout. Check out our Plain, Simple Pricing Policy for an example.

If you have any questions at all, please contact us and ask. We would rather not take your booking than sell you a holiday that may not be suitable.

Why take a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads?

The Norfolk Broads, Britain's Premier Wetland, have been a popular holiday destination for over a century, the first yachts being built and run by the likes of skilled boat builders John Loynes and Ernest Collins at the turn of the 20th century. In the last 100 years, the boats that populate our rivers have changed dramatically, but the landscape remains as wonderful as ever with rivers flowing through stunning villages and hamlets, suddenly opening up into the vast open waters that are the Norfolk Broads.

Guest Book Comments

Just had to say what a fantastic time we had during our holiday on Song of Freedom last week. The boat did everything it was asked to do and more. My husband was very impressed with her and our two dogs enjoyed their holiday too! Thanks for a lovely holiday and many thanks to Jeremy too for all his help and also for looking after our car!
Mrs B Collins
Song of Freedom
June 2010

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