Private Circular Cruise
Enjoy a skippered private cruise on Lake Windermere for your family or social bubble.
Book online for up to Sun 27 June 2021 (inclusive)
📆 Later dates added soon. Tickets go on sale about 7-10 days in advance.
🕘 2 hours+ return / 70 minutes one way
When booking, you can choose to start from Bowness, Lakeside or Haverthwaite to complete your boat/train journey:
Start from Bowness Pier
Start from Haverthwaite Station
Start from Lakeside Pier/Station
Get off and explore each stop
Whatever boat/train combination you choose, simply pick a later departure on each leg when booking to spend more time at each stop.
To keep everyone safe on board and to maintain a good distance between all customers this cruise will have ticketed seating.
On the boat
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.
Beat the crowds
|🔴 RED SERVICE||Bowness ↔ Ambleside Waterhead||✔️ Services OK|
|🔴 RED SERVICE & BROCHOLE||Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead → Bowness|
✔️ Services OK
|🟡 YELLOW SERVICE||Bowness ↔ Lakeside|
✔️ Services OK
|🟤 YELLOW SERVICE & STEAM TRAIN||Haverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness||✔️ Services OK|
|🟣 FULL LAKE||Ambleside Waterhead ↔ Bowness ↔ Lakeside||✔️ Services OK|
|🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE|
|✔️ Services OK|
|🚤 SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE from Bowness||Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻||✔️ Services OK|
|🚤 SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE from Waterhead||Waterhead (near Ambleside) ↻||✔️ Services OK|
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage.
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.
Why not treat you and your family to a private cruise? Depart from either Bowness or Ambleside (Waterhead) at a time that suits you. Let our Skipper give you a personalised cruise and commentary just for you.
Perfect for family groups or social bubbles of 1-6 passengers.