Norfolk Broads Day Boats, Picnic Boats and Dinghies
How far can you get on a boat trip in a day or less? This is a common question that we're asked but we feel it's the wrong question. The river is a relaxing place; it's about slowing down and enjoying the day and the journey. It is not about rushing about at breakneck speed, trying to cram as much in as you can. For many, this is what daily life is; let your Freedom boat trip be your escape from all that.
Here's a simple table of typical journey times, in hours, from the major locations on the River Yare and Wensome which form part of the Norfolk Broads. These time are a rough guide only and your actual time will depend on your speed (remember the limits and heavy fines for ignoring them), wind, current and other river traffic.
Remember: This Norfolk Broads river journey timetable represents a one-way trip at standard river speeds (i.e. under power rather than sail or paddle), therefore Thorpe to Norwich return will be around one and a half hours non-stop cruising. All travel times are approximate and you need to remember that travelling with the current will increase your speed but against it will have the opposite effect.
|River Wensum||River Yare|
|Norwich||-||¾||1 ½||2||3 ¼||4|
|Kingfisher Boatyard||¾||-||¾||1 ¼||2 ½||3 ¼|
|Surlingham Ferry||1 ½||¾||-||½||1 ¾||2 ½|
|Cantley||3 ¼||2 ¼||1 ¾||1 ¼||-||¾|
|Reedham||4 ¾||3 ¼||2||1||½|
Day hire boats are not permitted to travel beyond Reedham on the River Yare, so a Freedom day boat trip to Great Yarmouth is out of the question. Sorry.
Norfolk Broads Day Boat Special Offers
Get a discount on your Day Boat Hire for bookings during rainy days.
All inclusive day boat hire prices
All Boat Hire Prices Include:
- Buoyancy Aids
- Broads Map (to keep, subject to availability)
- Instruction / tuition
Norfolk Broads Day Boat & Picnic Boat Hire