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Windermere Lake Cruises

Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
+44 15394 43360
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Relaxing Blue Cruise

My wife, daughter, the dog and I paid about £20 for a what turned out to be longer than 45 minute... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Blue boat trip

We spent the day in Windermere and decided to go on the blue boat trip. We had been on it before... read more

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Windermere Lake Cruises is a leading tourist attraction in the heart of the Lake District on England's largest lake. Steamers and Launches sail daily throughout the year with Summer season connections for The Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway,Lake Aquarium, the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, Fell Foot Country park, Wray Castle and Ferry House (with connecting sevices for Hilltop and Hawkshead). Combined tickets are available. Windermere Lake Cruises offer more than a ferry service. We hold private charters, lunch cruises, buffet cruises, corporate hospitality, public sailings and group travel. The perfect all-weather attraction.
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Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
+44 15394 43360
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife, daughter, the dog and I paid about £20 for a what turned out to be longer than 45 minute cruise around the Lake. It was very straight forward to pay at the kiosk and then board. Boat was comfortable without being luxurious. We...More

Thank Jimmy2Pies
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent the day in Windermere and decided to go on the blue boat trip. We had been on it before and it was just as good as the first time. The guide was brilliant telling us about land marks. Brillant to see beautiful houses...More

Thank startreking
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the islands cruise trip on Father's Day, lovely breeze on the boat, unfortunately we couldn't hear much of the commentating due to a noisy large group on the boat who talked over it all, children enjoyed the views especially of the luxury boats,...More

Thank Lollypop12345
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the cruise. Weather wasn't good but added to the atmosphere. Would definitely go again. Happy birthday mam.

Thank Sarah Balnaves G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have some the river cruise twice this week. The first time we combined it with the motor museum and the second time with the train. Both were excellent. It can be quite difficult to find attractions to visit with dogs but they were very...More

Thank elainew7012016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had taken evening cruse and yellow route with train ticket. We enjoyed all the time exploring the area and it's good to travel with kids.

Thank Ankit G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We bought a combined train and boat ticket to save money. Well signposted, friendly and helpful staff. Lovely views on the trip, spacious and very clean

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We bought the 24hr. Cruise Ticket and found it a lot cheaper this way , we paid just £16 each and it was worth every penny , 1 trip averages £8;50 and we did about 5 altogether to different parts of the Lake , It...More

Thank marilyn a
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hired a Lake Cruise boat as our evening wedding reception so it was lovely to do it again. Great method of transport for Ambleside and the aquarium too (from Bowness). Lovely views, nice and relaxing and a stocked bar with beer, soft drinks and...More

Thank The_Thompsons321
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent today on Lake Windermere on Windermere Lake Cruises boat Teal. The weather was perfect, warm and sunny with just a light breeze, although obviously this is something no one has any control over. Our 24 hour "roaming" tickets meant we could get on...More

Thank Nancy210248
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hello, are dogs allowed on the boats??
2 April 2017|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
hello there- thank you for your query and thank you to everyone for helping out. Just to confirm dogs are very welcome on our boats and they get to travel free!
I am staying in North Lakes and visiting in April this year. Can anybody recommend 1) I am taking car, is it better to park the car at Ambleside pier or Bowness pier as I intend to take Bowness-Ambleside cruise. 2) Which one is better in terms of natural scenery: Bowness-Ambleside cruise or Bowness-Lakeside cruise if I do not want to take train or motor ticket at Lakeside 3) Which town is better to visit Bowness or Ambleside? 3) How is weather like in April?
17 March 2017|
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Response from Rosemary W | Reviewed this property |
It is better to park at Bowness as there is more parking space. Buy the 24 hour pass which enables you to get on and off the Lake Cruises where and when you want to. Ambleside is a nicer town. Coniston is worth a visit it... More
Jo R
We are thinking of doing this for the weekend- is the water choppy like on the sea or is it calm?
25 November 2016|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Hello, many thanks for your enquiry and many thanks for all the helpful answers from everyone. I can confirm it is an absolutely gorgeous morning on Windermere. The lake is like mirror it is so calm- you're going to have a... More