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48 Hour Freedom of the Lake

A great value ticket for 2 days on Lake Windermere

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We're sorry but this ticket is not available during our peak season (4 April - 1 November 2020). It will become available again from 2 November 2020.

The information below is for reference only.

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Our best value ticket is only available during the winter season (1 November 2019 - 3 April 2020) and gives you 48 hour's worth of travel on our red cruise, yellow cruise and the islands cruise.

It's ideal for anyone wanting to explore Windermere at their own pace or who's visiting the Lake District on a weekend or short break. This ticket is valid for 48 hours from the first time that you use it and can be used on any 2 days of the week.

Additional Information

  • Well behaved dogs travel free
  • * Please note that yellow cruises do not operate Monday-Friday in January.
  • ** Please note that green cruises do not operate during the winter season.
Unlimited boat travel for 48 hours

Unlimited boat travel for 48 hours

Enjoy two days worth of travel on Windermere and have time to explore the full length of the lake.

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Service Status

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✔️ Scenic cruises

Red Cruise
(Bowness ↔ Ambleside), Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside) & Islands Cruise (Bowness ↺)

⚠️ We're doing things differently to keep everyone safe. More information >


✔️ Self-drive boat hire (Socially-distanced, of course)

Book your boat now for 1 or 2 hours from Bowness (Beach/Dock) or Ambleside (Waterhead).

Boats can be hired from Bowness & Ambleside for dates up to 31 August as part of a trial. Online bookings only and if popular, more dates and more piers will be added.
⚠️ We're doing things differently to keep everyone safe. More information >


✔️ On-shore cafes

Boatman's Cafe in Bowness and The Pier Cafe Bar (Waterhead) are now open.
Special arrangements will be in place so that customers and staff can safely keep social-distance.

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Access and Facilities

Disabled Access

Our most wheelchair-friendly vessels are ‘steamers’ (marked in black on the timetable) that can be accessed by a ramp from the pier to the main cabin which is under cover and is on the same level. Our other vessels have limited access for wheelchairs but sometimes can be accommodated on board. Please call us to discuss your access requirements. Our 'steamers' operate on our red cruises and yellow cruises. We're sorry, but other cruises operated by our smaller, traditional vessels are not accessible for wheelchair users.

Concessions for Disabled Customers

If a disabled adult in your group needs a carer, then the carer travels free. For more information about this scheme and to see all the terms and conditions, please read our company policy for disabled passengers.

On-Board Facilities

Toilets are available on all our ‘steamers’ and launches (check for disabled access) but not our traditional launches. Many of our vessels have licensed bars and/or tea bars. So whilst enjoying the marvellous panoramic views, why not treat yourself to a tipple of your choice.

Conditions of Carriage

Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage which can be found on our homepage under ‘About Us’.

No Smoking Policy

For the safety and comfort of all passengers and crew, Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd operates a no smoking policy on-board its vessels, piers and shore premises. This includes electronic cigarettes.