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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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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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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

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Buffet Cruise

Buffet Cruise

Our premier cruise & the finest way to experience Windermere. 2 course buffet, live music, bar & stunning sunsets | ⚓ Bowness ↺ 🕑 2.5 hours

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Evening Cruise

Evening Cruise

A stunning evening cruise, timed perfectly to catch the sunset behind the distant fells | ⚓ Bowness ↺ 🕑 75 mins

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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 + 🐠 Aquarium 🕑 3 hours +

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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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Red Cruise & Windermere Jetty Museum

Red Cruise & Windermere Jetty Museum

Scenic northern half-lake cruise & Windermere Jetty Museum on the same day | ⚓ Bowness → (W'Mere Jetty Museum) → (Brockhole) → Ambleside → 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

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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

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Freedom Of The Lake & Steam Train

Freedom Of The Lake & Steam Train

Spend a day on our cruises & enjoy a return trip on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway | ⚓ Unlimited boats +

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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

Half-lake cruise & a return on Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway plus a visit to Lakeland Motor Museum (within 5 days) | ⚓ Bowness ↔ Lakeside + 🚂 Steam Train + Museum 🕑 5 hours +

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Freedom of the Lake, Steam Train & Motor Museum

Freedom of the Lake, Steam Train & Motor Museum

24 hours of cruises & a return on Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, plus a visit to Lakeland Motor Museum (within 5 days) | ⚓ Bowness ↔ Lakeside + 🚂 Steam Train + Museum 🕑 24 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. | 🕑 24 hours

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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. | 🕑 24 hours

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