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Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire

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Address: Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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+44 15394 45535
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Self Drive Electric boat hire on Windermere, England's Largest lake. Our...

Self Drive Electric boat hire on Windermere, England's Largest lake. Our fleet of 15 Electric hire boats are the perfect way of seeing Lake Windemere. Escape the crowds and enjoy Lake Windermere from the comfort of your own boat. Our boats are very quiet and extremely easy to operate, hire the boat for an hour, half day or full day and bask in the beauty of Windermere's breathtaking scenery. Boats are licensed up to 8 persons, children go free and dogs are more than welcome.

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Good boat and service

We booked one of Bowness Bay Marina's Mistics for an hour during our trip to Windermere. The boat was good condition, clean and the service was fantastic! 1 Hr is really good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked one of Bowness Bay Marina's Mistics for an hour during our trip to Windermere. The boat was good condition, clean and the service was fantastic! 1 Hr is really good enough to cover most of the Windermere side of the lake.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cruise on the lake is a must do even if one has sea sickness. The scenery is beautiful and quaint.

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Thank JustLoveToFly
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bowness is an amazing small town but it has forsaken some of its identity to commerce. Here on a 2/3 day break we noticed a lot of changes from an earlier visit some years ago which we did expect but there is no reasonable priced parking anywhere in the town and you pay no matter where you park if you... More 

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Thank John M
North Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hired one of their basic boats for one hour at £29 (plus £30 cash deposit in case of late return or damage which you get back if all ok) It was raining but it was good fun, great for a taster of having a go at sailing. Kids go free too which is great.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic customer service. Friendly staff who also helped us find our next location to visit. Due to waiting time and another couple taking longer than expected we were given a free half an hour for waiting as it was getting too dark for the full hour on the lake.

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Thank Cochisethebichir
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Spent an hour out on a peaceful lake, lots of room. Would recommend hiring from Ambleside as opposed to bowness as it's a lot more quiet, less obstacles to negotiate once out in the lake, plus staff much more pleasant

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Thank Syksie
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

From booking at Waterhead Pier to coming back to Ambleside we had a really good day. The Booking Office Staff went through all the options of the different cruises with us,We went on the full day cruise. We started off at Ambleside Pier at 9.50am yesterday , travelled on the boat to Windermere and Lakeside , then back to Windermere,We... More 

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Thank kennedy264
Kirkham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

This location is just perfect, wonderfull views, nice pubs and grat shops.The heart of the English lake district and only minutes from the M6

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Thank Bill T
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Went on the boat from Bowness to Ambleside, excellent journey would say the journey back was better as the Captain explained things

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We paid £10.50 each for a 35 minute journey from Bo'ness pier to Ambleside, the red line, , the boat was on time, the ticket office staff were helpful and pleasant. The boat was clean, we sat on the upper deck, while the captain, gave us a guided tour of plac Es of interest on our journey, they also gave... More 

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