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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→ (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 → (Windermere Jetty Museum) → 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 🕘 over 3 hours

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Annual Pass

Annual Pass

Unlimited cruising for a whole year. | ⚓ Valid on any daytime cruise every day except Christmas Day 📆 364 days

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48 Hour Freedom of the Lake

48 Hour Freedom of the Lake

Unlimited boat travel for 48 hours on all routes | ⚓ See the full lake on this ticket.

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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 (within 5 days) | ⚓ Bowness ↔ Lakeside + 🚗 Museum 🕑 4 hours +

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Freedom Of The Lake & Motor Museum

Freedom Of The Lake & Motor Museum

Spend a day cruising & visit Lakeland Motor Museum (within 5 days) | ⚓ Unlimited boats + 🚗 Museum visit 🕑 24 hours

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Yellow Cruise & Lakes Aquarium

Yellow Cruise & Lakes Aquarium

Combine a scenic half-lake cruise with a trip to Lakes Aquarium on the same day | ⚓ Bowness ↔ Lakeside +

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Freedom Of The Lake & Lakes Aquarium

Freedom Of The Lake & Lakes Aquarium

Spend a day on our cruises & visit Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside Pier | ⚓ Unlimited boats + 🐠 Aquarium visit 🕑 24 hours

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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 🕑 3 hours +

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Islands Cruise & Windermere Jetty Museum

Islands Cruise & Windermere Jetty Museum

Combine a circular cruise from Bowness with a trip to Windermere Jetty Museum. | ⚓ Bowness → Windermere Jetty (Museum) → Bowness 🕑 3 hours +

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Freedom of the Lake & Windermere Jetty (Museum)

Freedom of the Lake & Windermere Jetty (Museum)

Spend a day cruising & visit Windermere Jetty Museum (1 mins walk from pier) | ⚓ Unlimited boats + Museum visit 🕑 24 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 & Aquarium

Yellow Cruise, Motor Museum & Aquarium

A stunning cruise plus two attractions at the south of Windermere | ⚓ Bowness ↔ Lakeside + 🐠 Aquarium + 🚗 Museum 🕑 5 hours +

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Freedom of the Lake, Motor Museum & Aquarium

Freedom of the Lake, Motor Museum & Aquarium

Spend a day exploring the lake and visit two local attractions | ⚓ Unlimited boats + 🐠 Aquarium + 🚗 Museum 🕑 5 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)

Unlimited bus travel in the central Lake District area plus a single half-lake cruise. | 🕑 1 day

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Bus & Boat Ticket (Explorer Zone)

Bus & Boat Ticket (Explorer Zone)

Unlimited bus travel in South Lakes/North Lancashire plus a single half-lake cruise | 🕑 1 day

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