Windermere Lake Cruises

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Enjoy the finest views from England’s largest lake and combine your cruise with some great local attractions

Enjoy the finest views from England’s largest lake and combine your cruise with some great local attractions

Cruises & Fares

Have the perfect day out with a Windermere Lake Cruise

No matter where you start your journey, be it Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside the spectacular voyage gives the traveller magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands. Many of our cruises visit popular local attractions. Choose a combined cruise to save money and enjoy a great day out.

View our route map below to see where we cruise to. You can also select a departure point to show only the cruises leaving from that destination.

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Mountain views from Windermere

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Cruises

Pick one of our popular cruises from below. All of our cruises offer amazing views, both indoor and outdoor seating and refreshments on board.

Yellow Cruise

This cruise sails from Bowness to Lakeside or vice versa. The round trip takes 90 minutes.

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Yellow Cruise

Red Cruise

Sail from Bowness to Ambleside or vice versa, and enjoy this 70-75 minutes round trip cruise.

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Red Cruise

Islands Cruise

Enjoy a 45 minute circular cruise from Bowness, taking in the islands of Windermere.

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Islands Cruise

Green Cruise

50 minute cruise from Waterhead (Ambleside), calling at Wray Castle and Brockhole (main season only).

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Green Cruise

Freedom Of The Lake

Sail around the lake on any of our cruises. Valid For 24hrs from first use.

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Freedom Of The Lake

Evening Cruise

Available during the Summer months, enjoy a 1 hour 15 minutes cruise catching the sunset over Windermere.

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Evening Cruise

Bowness To Ferry House (Cross Lakes Shuttle)

Sail from Pier 3 at Bowness across the lake to Ferry House or vice versa. Summer months only.

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Bowness To Ferry House (Cross Lakes Shuttle)

Walkers Ticket

Combine a stroll along the peaceful western shore with a cruise across Windermere. Summer months only.

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Walkers Ticket

Buffet Cruise

With live music by the the band 'Trickle Charge', licensed bar and a freshly prepared buffet, this cruise is a great way to enjoy the Windermere scenery.

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Buffet Cruise

Bike Boat

The bike boat and bus service makes it easy for cyclists to explore the traffic-free western shore of Windermere

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Bike Boat

Fell Foot Ferry

Travel by boat to this popular National Trust lake shore park with picnic area.

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Fell Foot Ferry

Bus & Boat Ticket (Central Lakes Zone)

A great value ticket offering unlimited bus travel and a single boat journey on Windermere.

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Bus & Boat Ticket (Central Lakes Zone)

Bus & Boat Ticket (Explorer Zone)

Unlimited bus travel in South Lakes and North Lancashire and a boat journey across Windermere

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Bus & Boat Ticket (Explorer Zone)

Combined cruises and other local attractions

Make a day of your visit with a combined cruise and local attraction visit. Our combined tickets offer great value for money and are perfect for a family day out.