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  • Welcome to Windermere

    Welcome to Windermere

    Explore the beauty of England's largest lake in the heart of the Lake District. Join us on the water for the most scenic views of the Lakeland fells.


    🚢 Online Booking only | Book your cruise from Bowness, Ambleside & Lakeside today

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  • Self-drive motor boat hire

    Self-drive motor boat hire

    Discover the beauty of Lake Windermere at your own pace, safely in your own space.

    ⚠️COVID-19 Update

    🚤 A 'socially-distanced' Self-drive boat hire is now open in Bowness & Ambleside (Waterhead)

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  • Beat the crowds this September

    Beat the crowds this September

    This August/September the area surrounding Bowness/Ambleside can get quite congested. Please leave plenty of time for your journey - we'd hate you to miss your boat.

    See our top tips to avoid the crowds.

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  • Find your own space

    Find your own space

    Same great views, but with more space on board

    We have three stunning cruises from Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside. Same great views, but more space for you to enjoy your cruise.

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  • More space to enjoy the views

    More space to enjoy the views

    We've changed the way we work to keep customers and colleagues safe.

    Find out what measures we have in place on board
  • Private cruise for your family or social bubble

    Private cruise for your family or social bubble

    Escape to the lake with your family on board your very own boat.

    Let our skipper take care of everything on board as you and your family enjoy the best Lake District views.

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Enjoy a great cruise on Windermere

Take in the Spectacular Lakeland Views From England's Largest Lake

Welcome to Windermere Lake Cruises - the most popular attraction in Cumbria. Windermere is England’s largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer stunning circular 1-hour cruises every day on historic 'steamers' and modern launches.

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.

Add to this the opportunity to break your journey with some fantastic local attractions and you have the makings of a perfect day out.

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You can view timetables and book your tickets online.

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