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Enjoy the finest views from England’s largest lake

Enjoy the finest views from England’s largest lake

Cruises & Fares

Have the perfect day out with Windermere Lake Cruises

No matter where you start your journey, be it Ambleside, Brockhole, Bowness or Lakeside Pier, you’ll be treated to stunning views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.


Mountain views from Windermere

Scenic Cruises

Stunningly scenic trips on Lake Windermere, departing daily from Ambleside, Bowness, Brockhole or Lakeside piers.
✔️ Flexible day tickets - pick any departure you like on the day ✔️ Buy online or at the pier ✔️ Sit where you like on board

Red Cruise

Red Cruise

Our most scenic half-lake cruise with mountain views | ⚓ Bowness → (Brockhole) → Ambleside → Bowness 🕑 75 mins

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Yellow Cruise

Yellow Cruise

Scenic half-lake cruise to the southern tip of Windermere & attractions | ⚓ Bowness ↔ Lakeside 🕑 90 mins

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Islands (Blue) Cruise

Islands (Blue) Cruise

A great introduction to the lake: islands, mountains & historical sites. Full commentary | ⚓ Bowness ↺ 🕑 45 mins

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Freedom Of The Lake ®

Freedom Of The Lake ®

Unlimited boat travel for 24 hours on all routes | ⚓ See the full lake on this ticket: Lakeside ↔ Bowness ↔ Ambleside in 🕑 3 hours

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Combine a boat trip with a local attraction

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

Yellow Cruise & Motor Museum

Yellow Cruise & Motor Museum

Combine a scenic half-lake cruise with a trip to the fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum | ⚓ Bowness ↔ Lakeside + Museum 🕑 4 hours +

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Boat and bus services

Leave the car behind and explore The Lake District with ease by boat and bus.

Bus & Boat Ticket (Central Lakes Zone)

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 (Explorer 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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