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Windermere Lake Cruises

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Address: Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 43360
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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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Pleasant cruise

A well run but friendly service which took us down the Lake and later brought us back. Good views from the top deck (although be sure to dress for the breeze, even on a sunny... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

A well run but friendly service which took us down the Lake and later brought us back. Good views from the top deck (although be sure to dress for the breeze, even on a sunny day!).

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

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

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We went on the blue cruise and the views it offers you are amazing! Excellent guide to the tour too. Comfortable boat and plenty of space too. Nice way to spend an hour.

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Thank LYPud
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 so much and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We picked the yellow route lake cruise from Bowness to Lakeside as the write up said there was an abundant of wildlife, It was a nice day so we sat on top. It was a very pleasant cruise to lakeside, the commentary was informative about the history of some of the more notable places on the lake, the islands and... More 

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

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent river cruise from Bowness to Lakeside on a beautiful Saturday in August. Excellent facilities on the boat both there are back, staff knowledgable and friendly. Beautiful scenery on route there and back. Pram friendly too. Very reasonably priced, under 5's go free.

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Thank Hayley R
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 so much and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

A fantastic day on the lake. We took advantage of the freedom Friday ticket and caught the 9.20 boat to Ambleside. Staff helpful and a nice hot chocolate on The Tern. Ambleside has some great sights to see, pick up a leaflet about walks from the information centre as you get off the boat. We took a senic route to... More 

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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 your day out so much and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

On a sunny day the cruises and self drive boats both provide a fantastic way to experience the lake with stunning views and a chance to see the lake side buildings and hotels. See much to see. My only regrets are not cruising longer and arriving without a picnic and appropriate beverages. Enjoy people. Great family activities.

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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 so much and hope to welcome you again one day (with your food & fizz!) More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Too late for the last launch across Windermere, we got a refund for the return part of the journey! We hadn't realised that the Beatrix Potter play at The World of Beatrix Potter would start at 4.30 pm, and the last launch left Bowness at 4.40 pm. We hadn't expected to get a refund for our party of eight, but... More 

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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 so much and hope to welcome you again one day for the return leg as well! More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Took all the different Boat trips including the evening sunset one, can't get enough of these trips, beautiful scenery, friendly and helpful staff, relax and enjoy!

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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 all the cruises so much and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Enjoy a pleasant trip at a leisurely pace along the waterway of the lake and see the magnificent country running down to the lake and the many activities based around it

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

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great! Hired an electric boat for an hour, no fuss just turned up, a few simple instructions and dos and donts and we were off! Clean life jackets. Clean boat friendly helpful people.

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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 your self drive hire so much and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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