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Windermere Lake Cruises

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Address: Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
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Windermere Lake Cruises is a leading tourist attraction in the heart of the...

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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Winter Day Trip including a Lake Cruise in the Southern Lake District from...
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Informative and Enjoyable Cruise!

We boarded at Ambleside and travelled down to Windermere, and after we explored Windermere for about an hour, we boarded another ferry to Lakeside to visit the Aquarium. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We boarded at Ambleside and travelled down to Windermere, and after we explored Windermere for about an hour, we boarded another ferry to Lakeside to visit the Aquarium. The cruise was so enjoyable and informative and it was lovely to soak in the wonderful views! On our return journey we stopped at Brockole which, as it was out of season,... More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise and hope to welcome you again. More 

Bridlington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic 40 minute cruise around the lake...if you have longer take longer cruise & disembark at the other end & visit then catch a later cruise back...

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise. Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We hope to welcome you again. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked on the blue cruise on Saturday the 21/01/2017 at 11.15am. The person at the wheel didn't seem to be that interested in the passengers and just seemed to want to get the 'tourist information' across asap. He spoke vey quickly with the microphone which was hard to understand. He kept giving information about islands and specific landmarks up ahead... More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We've raised your comments with our Operations team who will look into it further. We're sorry the commentary didnt match your expectations on this occasion but hope it doesnt deter you from visiting us again when hopefully you will have a much more enjoyable experience. More 

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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From Bowness to Ambleside and back, boats with 2 decks, upper deck is great for pictures! Ambleside is really good for lunch, last boat back at 3:45!!

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very clean excellent smiling service very informative snacks available on board can get on and off at various points for walks,cafes etc recommend a full day ticket tremendous journey

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your day so much. Thank you for your recommendation. We hope to welcome you again. More 

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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

These cruises are a really pretty way to explore Windermere & the little towns. Boats are very comfy in all weather & have awesome Windermere warmers (hot chocolate with baillies or rum) for sale which I highly recommend 😊the skippers are friendly & knowledgeable about the area with hot tips for you if you have a little chat along the... More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoy our cruises and our winter warmers! thank you for highly recommending, your five star rating and lovely comments. We hope to welcome you again. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a cruise on Windermere Lake, with a well informed team who provide the history and interesting facts of the Lake and its lakeside scenery/ buildings. Make sure you take warm clothing, even in summer, as it can still be chilly when sitting on the open decked seating areas but it's the best way to see Windermere Lake.

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise - good advice regarding warm clothing. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were a group of 10, with 2 dogs and a disabled passenger. When we arrived, although the timetable had said the boat would have disabled access, the lady told us that due to the winter timetable, it was a different boat without disabled access inside. However, she then went to find out which boat was doing the trip at... More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review and five star rating. Just to clarify a very important point- the timetable both in Summer & Winter strongly advises wheelchair users to call us to confirm which vessel is operating which service- this is especially relevant in Winter season when it is a launch only service, which arent wheelchair accessible. However we're delighted... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took the Red cruise to Ambleside, just over £20 for two adults which was a very good price. The journey was smooth but very cold as we were on the top deck. it take 3o minutes each way. The staff feed you interesting historical events from the past 150 years which passes the time with sightseeing too. There is... More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise- we had a dusting of snow on the fell tops over the weekend but unfortunately the rain washed it away! Thank you for recommending us- we hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the yellow cruise to lakeside to visit the aquarium. The boat was clean and the views were stunning. Takes about 40 mins to lakeside. Nice and relaxing with facts about buildings along the way.

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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