Welcome to Flamping!

You've heard of Glamping, well this is Floating Camping or Flamping.

Climb aboard our unique unique vessel designed for days and nights out on the water. Freedom pod is easy to handle, quiet and comfortable.

By day, the covers can be dropped and you have a fantastic open boat. You can set up the table or if you fancy, leave the bedding cushions in place and use the area as a sun-lounger.

Think of Freedom pod as a floating glamping tent and you're getting the picture. There's a quiet outboard engine that will take you around the rivers at a gentle, relaxing pace. Stop off at a few pubs before choosing a quiet mooring to overnight at.

Features

  • Cold water sink
  • Canopy with windows and curtains
  • Large berth for up to three people
  • Table
  • Spirit stove
  • Emergency porta-potti
  • LED lighting
  • Quiet outboard engine

Overnight Stays

Freedom pod was designed to accommodate up to three people overnight. The table drops down and becomes the base for the bed which is made by inserting the back-rest cushions into the space. There is now around 6ft of mattress to rest on; plenty for two adults and a child.

The canvas canopy has built-in curtains which can be rolled up or down as desired and the inset LED lighting provides plenty of illumiation after dark.

Whilst Freedom pod is basic in overnight facilities, it offers the perfect low-cost opportunity for getting a night out on a boat without having to pay the considerably higher rates of a holiday cruiser. Bring your own towels and bedding and you're away!

Important notes

Cruising is limited to a 20 mile section of river. Navigation is only permissible between sunrise and sunset. Bedding, towels etc are not provided (they can be hired). Only a kettle is included: bring your own camping paraphernalia. Bring a charging pack for your mobile phone.

Flamping pod Hire Tarrif

Picnic Cruiser on Norfolk Broads

LOW SEASON

1ST FEB - MAUNDY THURS
NOVEMBER

£135 - 1 NIGHT£260 - 2 NIGHTS
  • £50 Cash Security Deposit
Song of Freedom Day Cruiser on Norfolk Broads

MID SEASON

GOOD FRIDAY - 30 JUNE
1ST SEPT - 31ST OCT

£145 - 1 NIGHT£280 - 2 NIGHTS
  • £50 Cash Security Deposit
Freedom pod Picnic Cruiser

HIGH SEASON

1ST JULY -
31 AUG

£155 - 1 NIGHT£300 - 2 NIGHTS
  • £50 Cash Security Deposit

Simple Terms and Conditions

We would like to draw your attention to the six key points from our terms and conditions. These are the most relevant points that most hirers will ask about. They are easy to understand and will apply to all bookings. The full terms and conditions are also available as a download.

Security Deposit

Everybody who hires a Freedom boat for the day (or a day boat for multiple days or overnight) is required to pay a £50 cash security deposit. We will hold this deposit during your hire time against any claims that may arise as a result of your hire, late return of the vessel, any damage or returning it unclean. In the event of damage, you will be fully liable for any costs of repair.

Safety

All passengers will be fitted with suitable buoyancy aids and instructed how to wear them. Children will be weighed to ensure a good fit. We have lifejackets for dogs too if you would like one. Lifejackets are mandatory and whilst we cannot force you to wear one, you must be advised even the best swimmers can struggle during an unexpected event

Passenger numbers

When booking, you must be clear about the number of passengers. Every boat is weight tested to establish its safe loading; exceed this and the entire vessel and crew is put at risk. Babies, children and dogs must be included in the passenger numbers. Overloading a vessel will result in the boat being seized by the boatyard without any refund of any monies paid.

Pets onboard

You are welcome to bring your dog or dogs on board, they are part of the family after all. However, be aware that we must take the weight of the dog into account. The simplest way we do this is to say that a dog counts as passenger and therefore is included in the total passenger numbers for the vessel. We may make exceptions for very small dogs.

Bookings & Cancellations

Bookings will only be confirmed upon the payment of the full hire cost and will not be held until payment is received. Cancellations are not accepted for day hire bookings. If, due to extreme weather or unavailability of a vessel, we have to cancel a booking, all monies paid will be refunded.

Navigation rules

You will be given guidance on how to pilot the vessel, how to stay safe and the rules of the river. Once you have accepted the vessel, you are fully and solely responsible for it and its crew. All navigation laws must be observed and any charges arising from ignoring these will be served upon the hirer.