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Enjoy the finest views from England’s longest lake and combine your cruise with some great local attractions

Enjoy the finest views from England’s longest lake and combine your cruise with some great local attractions

Cruises & Fares

Have the perfect day out with a Windermere Lake Cruise

No matter where you start your journey, be it Ambleside, Bowness, Brockhole 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.

Mountain views from Windermere

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Cruises

Pick one of our popular cruises from below. All of our cruises offer amazing views, both indoor and outdoor seating and refreshments on board.

Yellow Cruise

This cruise sails from Bowness to Lakeside or vice versa. The round trip takes 90 minutes.

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Yellow Cruise

Red Cruise

Sail from Bowness to Ambleside or vice versa, and enjoy this 70-75 minutes round trip cruise.

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Red Cruise

Islands Cruise

A 45 minute circular cruise from Bowness, enjoy contrasting scenery of mountains, wooded shorelines and lovely tranquil bays.

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Islands Cruise

Green Cruise

50 minute cruise from Waterhead (Ambleside), calling at Wray Castle and Brockhole (main season only).

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Green Cruise

Walkers Ticket

Combine a stroll along the peaceful western shore with a cruise across Windermere. Summer months only.

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Walkers Ticket

Freedom Of The Lake ®

Sail around the lake on any of our cruises. Valid For 24hrs from first use.

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Freedom Of The Lake ®

Buffet Cruise

With live music, a delicious 2 course buffet and stunning sunset views, there's no better way to enjoy the Windermere scenery. (Summer months only)

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Buffet Cruise

Evening Cruise

Available during the Summer months, enjoy a 1 hour 15 minutes cruise catching the sunset over Windermere.

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Evening Cruise

Bike Boat

The bike boat and bus service makes it easy for cyclists to explore the traffic-free western shore of Windermere

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Bike Boat

Fell Foot Ferry

Travel by boat to this popular National Trust lake shore park with picnic area.

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Fell Foot Ferry

Freedom of the Lake Flexi Ticket

A great value, flexible ticket. Get 24 hours of travel on all of our cruises, but you choose the day you want to use it within a 7 day period.

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Freedom of the Lake Flexi Ticket

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 (Central Lakes 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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Bus & Boat Ticket (Explorer Zone)

Bowness To Ferry House (Cross Lakes Shuttle)

Sail from Pier 3 at Bowness across the lake to Ferry House or vice versa. Summer months only.

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Bowness To Ferry House (Cross Lakes Shuttle)

Combine a cruise with a trip to a local attraction

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

Lakeland Motor Museum Only

This ticket is for entrance into the Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow only.

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Lakeland Motor Museum Only

Yellow Cruise & Motor Museum

Join the boat at Bowness and sail south to Lakeside. On arrival at Lakeside your bus will be waiting to transfer you to the Lakeland Motor Museum (peak times only)

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Yellow Cruise & Motor Museum

Freedom Of The Lake & Motor Museum

Join the boat at Ambleside or Bowness and sail south to Lakeside. On arrival at Lakeside your bus will be waiting to transfer you to the Lakeland Motor Museum.

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Freedom Of The Lake & Motor Museum

Yellow Cruise & Lakes Aquarium

A round trip from Bowness can be taken as a 90 minute cruise stopping at Lakeside. This includes entrance to the spectacular Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside.

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Yellow Cruise & Lakes Aquarium

Freedom Of The Lake & Lakes Aquarium

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 entrance to the spectacular Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside.

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Freedom Of The Lake & Lakes Aquarium

Yellow Cruise & Steam Train

A round trip from Bowness can be taken as a 90 minute cruise stopping at Lakeside, which includes a return trip on Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway at Lakeside.

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Yellow Cruise & 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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Freedom Of The Lake & Steam Train

Freedom of the Lake & Windermere Jetty (Museum)

Travel from any pier to Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories. See stunning historical craft both in and out the water, conservation workshops and hear boatbuilder stories. Includes 24hrs of boat travel too.

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Freedom of the Lake & Windermere Jetty (Museum)

Red Cruise & Windermere Jetty Museum

NEW FOR 2019! A stunning half lake cruise with a trip to Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories.

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Red Cruise & Windermere Jetty Museum