Our Day Boats

Come and enjoy a day on the Norfolk Broads with Freedom. We have a great selection of boats which, we promise, are the best value for money you can find on these waters*. Our vessels can accomodate a variety of passenger numbers up to 10 people, which, even in high season, gives you a day out for 10 for less than £15 each.

Rowing Dinghy
Dinghy
Bishy Barney Boat
Electric Boats
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Day Boats
Picnic Pod
Picnic Pod
Sheer Freedom - Picnic Cruiers
Picnic Cruiser
Day Cruiser
Day Cruiser

Choosing a boat

We have lots of options in our day-hire boats so take a read of our helpful guide to selecting the best boat for your day of Freedom on the Norfolk Broads

Although you are unlikely to find better value for a day on the river, price is especially important for families with children. If you want just a few hours rather than a whole day, our electric day boats offer the best value and can take up to five passengers.

Slightly up the scale, our regular day boats give you more space for up to eight passengers and can be hired for the whole day. They still offer great value for money and give you a greater range than the electric Bishy Barney Boats.

Our next style of vessel gives you a great social environment on the water. Picnic Pod offers a brilliant experience for up to eight people with horseshoe seating around a table with the helm being part of the experience.

Next up, we have our puropse-designed Picnic Day Cruiser with seating for ten passengers, toilet and sliding roof. There's also hot & cold water and two-burner hob with kettle.

Our best day boating experiences can be gained from hiring our Day Cabin Cruisers. These are our holiday boats that can be hired for the day, but only at short notice; you will understand that we can't usually book them weeks in advance as this stops people booking them for holidays

Electric Day boat on River Yare Just £60.00 4 hrs

Electric Boats

Quiet & Sleek

Cruise Green (in red).

Our natty little Electric Day Boats are sleek and retro. Painted in red with black spots, they are appropriately named Bishy Barney Boats which comes from the Norfolk word, Bishybarneybee meaning Ladybird. Quiet and easy to drive, these fun boats offer a real experience unlike any other on the Broads and for real low prices too. They are available from either Thorpe River Green or the Freedom Boat yard, depending on the season and days of the week.

5 passengers max

Min 1 hour hire

Prebooking encouraged

Security Deposit

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Day Boat on the River Yare From £75.00 a day

Day Boats

Simple, low-cost days out

Make Memories with family and friends.

Explore a wide area on a Freedom Day boat. We have diesel-powered boats for up to eight passengers ready to take you to fantastic riverside pubs, seek out wildlife, and even tour the city of Norwich.

Up to 8 passengers

Min 2 hour hire

Prebooking encouraged

USB Charger

Security Deposit

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Picnic Pod at Thorpe, Norwich From £100.00 a day

Picnic Pod

Sociable Boat

Experinces to remember

Enjoy the open air with Picnic Pod, our quiet river boat ideal for days on the river with friends and family. Featuring a table for eveyone to sit around, cold running water, spirit stove and even an emergency toilet, Picnic Pod can even be used overnight as the seating converts into a large bed for up to three. If there's just a few of you, the table can be removed and the seating used as a sunlounger.

8 people max

Min 1/2 day hire

Prebooking encouraged

Sleeps 3

Security Deposit

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Sheer Freedom on the River Yare From £120.00 a day

Picnic Cruiser

Well-equipped boat

Great all-weather boat

Our Picnic Cruiser, Sheer Freedom, is a versatile cruiser for up to 10 people. Completely refitted by us, she has a small galley with two gas rings, hot and cold water, a toilet compartmet and and full sliding roof. She can even offer double and single berth sleeping arrangements for a maximum of two nights low-cost cruising.

8 people max

Min 1/2 day hire

Prebooking encouraged

Sleeps 3

Security Deposit

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Day Cruiser for hire From £140.00 a day

Day Cruiser

Full-size cruisers

Full featured cabin cruisers for the day

A real step up from your average day-hire boat, you can hire our holiday cabin cruisers for the day to enjoy with family and friends.

Please Note: These vessels are primarily for family holidays; they are generally only available for day hire at very short notice and you are unlikely to be able to chose which boat you are allocated..

8 people max

Min 1/2 day hire

Restricted bookings

Security Deposit

Boat Details Bookings Price Table