Vessels

Getting you around Windermere

Windermere Lake Cruises operates a fleet of 17 vessels that sail throughout the year. The boats are used for regular scheduled cruises on a number of different routes (or cruises), private charters and special events.

We also have a fleet of smaller electric boats & rowing boats that are used for self-drive hire.

Steamers

These can be hired for a minimum of two hours and are mainly hired in the evenings of our summer season. If required in our winter season charters would have a finishing time of approximately 4pm, whilst in mid-summer charters can carry on to approximately 10pm. Entertainment can range from disco, band, and a casino!

MV Swan

MV Swan

The Swan has three decks and at full capacity can hold 533 passengers. The ship is also wheelchair accessible.

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MV Teal

MV Teal

The Teal has three decks and at full capacity can hold 533 passengers. The ship is also wheelchair accessible.

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MV Swift (Coming Soon!)

MV Swift (Coming Soon!)

New for 2020, our brand new boat, MV Swift!

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MV Tern

MV Tern

The Tern has two levels and at full capacity can hold 350 passengers. The ship is also wheelchair accessible.

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Modern Launches

These can be hired for the minimum of one hour and can sail anytime in daylight, from sunrise to sunset. They all have inside and outside seating areas, tables in the main cabin and toilet facilities.

Miss Lakeland I

Miss Lakeland I

Miss Lakeland I has two levels and at full capacity can hold 175 passengers. Unfortunately, this vessel in not wheelchair accessible.

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Miss Lakeland II

Miss Lakeland II

Miss Lakeland II has two levels and at full capacity can hold 156 passengers. Unfortunately this vessel in not wheelchair accessible.

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Miss Cumbria I, II, III & IV

Miss Cumbria I, II, III & IV

The Miss Cumbria’s are all very similar in build, covering two levels and at full capacity can hold 128 passengers. Unfortunately these smaller vessels are not wheelchair accessible.

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Silverholme

Silverholme

Silverholme has two levels and at full capacity can hold 84 passengers. Unfortunately this vessel in not wheelchair accessible.

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Westmorland

Westmorland

Westmorland has two levels and at full capacity can hold 128 passengers. Unfortunately this vessel in not wheelchair accessible.

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Venture

Venture

Venture has two levels and at full capacity can hold 45 passengers. Unfortunately this vessel in not wheelchair accessible.

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Traditional Launches

Our traditional wooden launches have been sailing on Windermere for over sixty years and operate on our quieter cruises. Their small size and unique charm makes them popular with small private bookings such as weddings.

Princess of the Lake

Princess of the Lake

Princess of the Lake has one level and at full capacity can hold 84 passengers. Unfortunately this vessel is not wheelchair accessible and there are no onboard facilities.

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Queen of the Lake

Queen of the Lake

Queen of the Lake has one level and at full capacity can hold 84 passengers. Unfortunately this vessel is not wheelchair accessible and there are no onboard facilities.

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Muriel II

Muriel II

Muriel has one level and at full capacity can hold 57 passengers. Unfortunately this vessel is not wheelchair accessible and there are no onboard facilities.

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Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflower has one level and at full capacity can hold 57 passengers. Unfortunately this vessel is not wheelchair accessible and there are no onboard facilities.

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Self-Drive Boats

Self-Drive Luxury Cabin Boats

Self-Drive Luxury Cabin Boats

Our luxury self-drive boats can be hired from Bowness or Ambleside

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