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Windermere Lake Cruises

Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
+44 15394 43360
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Lively lake cruise on a beautiful day

We went on a yellow circle tour on a beautiful day, going to Lakeside on Tern and returning on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely gentle trip

Very informative, gentle cruise down lake Windermere to Lakeside. Beautiful scenery, lovely views... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Janice l
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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 via mobile

We went on a yellow circle tour on a beautiful day, going to Lakeside on Tern and returning on Swan. The staff were courteous, the commentary was limited but fairly informative. Lakeside has very little to do other than the aquarium, steam train or cafe...More

Thank eek-i-saw-a-mouse
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very informative, gentle cruise down lake Windermere to Lakeside. Beautiful scenery, lovely views, lots of points. We went on to the Motor Museum, the cruise and museum ticket was very responsible.

Thank Janice l
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very pleasant way to experience the lake. Its about and hour from town to town. We went from Bowness to Ambleside. Has a nice little walk around the town and a couple pub stops then back to Bowness. There is an electric bus to take...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got our tickets (10.80£/person round trip) at the brown wooden shops at the base of the road down by the lake and 50steps from the dock. The 45 minute ride to the Ambleside Pier (see separate review for the 10 minute walk into Ambleside...More

Thank PHLee7ca
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Travelled from lakeside to bowness. A lovely 40 min journey taking in the scenery and then returning later on in the afternoon! Staff very polite and helpful, and tickets reasonably priced. Lovely experience and I'm not a fan of boats! 🤣

Thank laurena506
Reviewed 3 days ago

Today in the wind, the rain, the cold, the sunshine! we sailed on the Tern from Lakeview to Bowness and such a stunning adventure it was. The homes and hotels (and even the boathouses) are amazing to see. I am guessing the leaves on the...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great service, always one leaving, lots of different boats and a great way to see Windermere. Always good commentary explaining areas of the Lake. Great value

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic experience and excellent boat. The staff, Tony and the boys, were great especially when accommodating a demanding girlfriend who wanted to ride her namesake boat, Jessica. It was no problem to change and they couldn't have been more helpful. Highly recommended

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We brought a freedom of the lakes pass ar 4pm and went on one cruise to lakeside . Returned the nect day and did the cruise and walk to Ambleside. Great value and a must for Windermere

Thank NottinghamHotspot
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved looking at the scenery however we felt the trip was slightly boring especially as we couldn't hear the commentary. Reasonable price for cruise and refreshments. Unfortunately we enjoyed the Steam Yacht Gondola in Coniston more.

Thank antontothemax2008
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise- thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. We hope to welcome you again one day.

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Jodie B
17 September 2017|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Thank you for your helpful answers everyone- as advised we do have lots of different cruise and ticket options. All our prices, description of the cruises and times can be found on the Cruise and Fares section of our website.
Mark F
31 August 2017|
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Response from realdeal_9 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure where i booked they only offered 3 routes blue was 45 min long yellow 70 mins and red 90 min i think.we went on the blue cruise as was shortest time as i have young kids but it depends on what u want to see on... More
24 August 2017|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome aboard all our vessels and they get to travel free- they even get their own special ticket!