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.


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!

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.

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.

Self-Drive Boats