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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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Leisurely and Relaxing

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Bowness on Windermere ,the gentleman at the ticket office was very helpful with a big smile and gave us the tickets after giving us advice about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
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Spennymoor
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Bowness on Windermere ,the gentleman at the ticket office was very helpful with a big smile and gave us the tickets after giving us advice about the tours,after a short wait we were ushered onto the boat,there were plenty of seats and also a selection of snacks available ,the commentary was excellent and very... 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 and look forward to welcoming you again one day. More 

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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took a Windermere Lake Cruise as part of a Princess Cruise excursion to the Lake District. It offered an outstanding view of the lake. The ship was clean and there was a nice small concessions counter on board. They did also mention dinner cruises, which we thought were interesting but did not have the time for.

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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 (maybe on the Summer Buffet cruise?) More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We took the steamer from Lakeside to the top of the lake at Ambleside and stopped for lunch up there. The trip takes about 1 1/2 hours in total with a few stops along the way. If you have the right ticket you can get on and off. Quite heavy queues to get back on when busy though! The views... More 

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

We're so pleased you enjoyed your day out with us- thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We boat a red ticket which gave us the option of using all the vessels. We sailed from Lakeside to Ambleside the most peaceful, tranquil way to see Lake Windermere with little snippets of information to make it interesting. After time in Ambleside we arrived back at pier and took smaller vessel for a 50 minute sailing to Wray Castle... More 

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

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

Frederiksberg, Denmark
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We caught the boat in Lakeside at the south of Lake Windermere and sailed North upto Bowness. The journey gave people a chance to view some of the old mansions along the lake. I particularly remember a party at Broad Leys House in circa 1988/9. A very nice lady from Casterton private school was celebrating her 18th birthday. As the... More 

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

What a fabulous story! we're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise and it invoked such happy memories. We hope to welcome you again one day & continue to make new memories! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I have been on Windermere Lake cruises a number of time over the years during my visits to the Lakes, it is always an enjoyable experience. Whichever route you choose to take, sailing on the boat you get to soak in the absolutely beautiful scenery of Lake Windermere and its surroundings. There is usually someone commenting through a loudspeaker on... More 

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

Many thanks for your lovely review and five star rating. We're delighted you continue to enjoy your cruise and look forward to welcoming you again one day More 

Juneau, Alaska
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190 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We booked the yellow tour which included boat ride from Bowness to Lakeside, steam train ride, and aquarium. You can choose from several sailings each way and from larger steamers or smaller launches. We went with launches and we're happy we did as the steamers carried a lot more people and there looked to be longer lines/crowding. The steam train... 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 had an enjoyable day out and hope you do decide to visit us again- there's lots of different options available, inc combined Lakeland Motor Museum tickets, cruise and walk etc. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Got the cruise boat from Windemere to Amberside,here we got off and had 3hours in Amberside.there was a an electric operated bus to take us into town which is about a mile away,cost £2 per person one way.it was worth every penny as we are all in our seventies.had lunch then back to catch the boat back to Windermere.sunshine beautiful... More 

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

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

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We hired a boat for 1 hour to see the lake, this turned out to be cheaper than advertised which was a bonus. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and I will be returning.

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your own boat cruise and hope to welcome you again one day More 

Driffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I love a good boat trip and the one from Bowness to Ambleside ticked all of our boaty boxes. The views from Lake Windermere are gorgeous. You can hop off at Ambleside and get any boat back, I'd recommend getting the steamer it is a wonderful vessel. The staff are friendly and professional, this is a must... More 

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

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

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