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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.


Make it a full day out by adding a trip to a local attraction

Many of our cruises visit popular local attractions that are conveniently close to our piers. Choose a combined ticket to save money and enjoy a great day out.

Cruise & 1 Attraction Cruise & 2 Attractions

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 → (W'Mere Jetty Museum) → (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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Green Cruise

Green Cruise

Travel by boat to family attractions or stay on board for circular cruise | ⚓ Ambleside → Wray → Brockhole → Ambleside 🕑 50 mins

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Walker's Ticket (using Windermere Car Ferry)

Walker's Ticket (using Windermere Car Ferry)

A stunning circuit of Windermere by boat & lakeshore walk | ⚓ Bowness → (W'Mere Jetty) → (Brockhole) → Ambleside → Wray → 🚶↺ 🕑 4 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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Freedom Of The Lake & Motor Museum

Freedom Of The Lake & Motor Museum

Enjoy a full day out on Lake Windermere from Ambleside, Bowness, Brockhole or Lakeside followed with a trip down memory lane.

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Red Cruise & Windermere Jetty Museum

Red Cruise & Windermere Jetty Museum

A stunning half lake cruise with a trip to Windermere Jetty Museum.

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Freedom Of The Lake & Steam Train

Freedom Of The Lake & Steam Train

Our best value cruise ticket is valid on all scheduled sailings (includes blue, red, yellow and green cruises) for a period of 24 hours. Includes a return trip on Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway.

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Yellow Cruise & Steam Train

Yellow Cruise & Steam Train

Combine a scenic half-lake cruise with a nostalgic journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway | ⚓ Bowness ↔ Lakeside + Steam Train 🕑 2 hours +

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Combine a boat trip to two local attractions

Enjoy a full day of activities in and around Windermere. Make sure you leave enough time to fit it all in!

Yellow Cruise, Motor Museum & Steam Train

Yellow Cruise, Motor Museum & Steam Train

Join the boat at Bowness and sail south to Lakeside Pier, convenient for the steam railway and a visit to the motor museum via free shuttle bus.

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Freedom of the Lake, Steam Train & Motor Museum

Freedom of the Lake, Steam Train & Motor Museum

Enjoy a full day on Windermere with a trip to some great attractions at the south of the lake.

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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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Great North Swim

Special services for the Great North Swim event.

Great North Swim Special - to/from Bowness

Great North Swim Special - to/from Bowness

Special Bowness ↔ Brockhole service for Great North Swim only (Fri 10/Sat 11/Sun 12 June)

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Great North Swim Special - Ambleside Start

Great North Swim Special - Ambleside Start

Special Ambleside ↔ Brockhole service for Great North Swim only (Sat 11 / Sun 12 June)

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