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Yellow Cruise and Steam Train (with allocated seating)

Enjoy a half lake cruise with a nostalgic train journey.

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Book today for up until Sunday 8 November (inclusive).

COVID-19: We only release dates about 7-10 days in advance.

👪 Maximum 6 in a group booking, as per current UK law.
💨🌧 Sat 31 Oct/Sun 1 Nov: Weather warning & possible disruption

Bowness Pier Lakeside 🚂Haverthwaite Station
or Haverthwaite Station 🚂Lakeside ⛴Bowness Pier

🕘 2 hours+ return / 70 minutes one way

  • This ticket includes a scenic cruise between Bowness and Lakeside and a trip on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite heritage railway
  • Start from Bowness to do a cruise/train journey to Haverthwaite (via Lakeside). Alternatively, start from Haverthwaite to do a train/cruise and return later from Bowness (via Lakeside). Your return ticket allows you get off at Bowness or Haverthwaite and choose to get a later departure back.
  • Each cruise includes a fascinating commentary on the history, attractions and points of interest surrounding Windermere.
  • This is a special ticket during COVID-19 ✔️ online booking only ✔️ Social distancing ✔️ ticketed seating ✔️ enhanced cleaning | Find out more

🚢 On a smaller, modern launch such as Miss Cumbria or Miss Lakeland or historic 'Steamer' (larger vessel)


Map of the location of Haverthwaite Station and Bowness Pier (start or end points of this route)

The timetable for this ticket at a glance

Ticketed Seating
To keep everyone safe on board and to maintain a good distance between all customers this cruise will have ticketed seating.

  • Choose from either a single or return journey from either Bowness or Haverthwaite
  • You must book a seat for the outward and return legs of your journey for everyone in your group
  • Infants (under 3s) who don't need a seat (who can travel on a parents knee) can travel for free.


seatig plans of the vessels

On the boat

  • Choose between indoor or outdoor seating when booking. Your colour-coded seat will be allocated to you and clearly marked on your e-ticket.
  • Coloured seating zones and our friendly staff will guide you to your seats when boarding the boat.
  • Every person on board needs a seat (except under 3s who sit on a parents knee).

The steam train and boat are a 1 minutes walk from each other at Lakesde Pier

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 4th April 2020 until Sunday 1st November 2020)

  • Prices below are return fares
  • Book your tickets by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.

Additional Information

A steamer arriving at Lakeside Pier with a steam train at Lakeside platform

A steamer arriving at Lakeside Pier with a steam train at Lakeside platform

Enjoy a stunning journey through the heart of The Lake District on board a historic 'steamer' and heritage railway.

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This ticket can be used to start from either Bowness or Haverthwaite Station. Choose a single or return ticket. Launches (smaller boats) are marked in red and steamers (larger boats) are marked in black on the timetable below.

⚠ Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time for your booking, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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  • To ensure compliance with Government legislation, and to ensure a maximum group size of six, a valid ticket must be purchased for every person traveling, including children of any age.
  • Child prices are valid for children aged 15 and under.
  • Infants (Under 3s) who can sit on a parents knee travel free.

Todays trains from Haverthwaite

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Todays sailings from Bowness

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Service Status



✔️ Scenic cruises - all operating as normal

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), Bowness (Dock) or Ambleside (Waterhead).

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

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Strong wind and heavy rain is forecast that may cause problems for our scenic cruises and self-drive boat hire.
Keep checking back to this Service Status page for more up-to-date information

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  • If we have to cancel your booking you will get a full refund
  • We're sorry for the inconvenience, but your safety is our prime concern

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Access and Facilities

COVID-19 Special arrangements

All passengers are requested to maintain social distancing at all times and keep alert to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Thanks for your understanding and your help in helping us keep everyone on board safe.

Ticketed Seating

You must sit on the seat you have been allocated within the booking process. This strict layout of coloured seating allows us to maintain the safe social distance between all passengers. This cruise will either be on a steamer (larger white historic vessel such as Swan, Teal or Tern) or modern launch (smaller blue boat such as a Miss Lakeland or Miss Cumbria class).

Disabled Access

Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call us to confirm which vessel is operating on which service as not all of our vessels are suitable for wheelchair users, particularly in poor weather conditions. On board toilet facilities on all vessels can only be reached by means of the stairs, however there are adapted toilets at Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside Piers.

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.

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. Please call us on 015394 43360 to book your wheelchair and carer place on board the boat.

On-Board Facilities

Toilets are available on all our ‘steamers’ and launches with enhanced regular cleaning. Socially-distanced cafes will be operating on steamers. Sorry, no cafe facilities onboard during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Conditions of Carriage

Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage.

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.


All well behaved dogs are welcome on board and travel for free.


Sorry, there is no room for bikes on these special cruises during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Perfect for family groups or social bubbles of 1-6 passengers.

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