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Annual Pass

12 months of unlimited travel on all of our routes

A year full of boat travel on one easy-to-carry card

If you travel regularly with us then it makes sense to buy an Annual Pass. Your special pass gets you unlimited travel on every route except our Summer Evening Buffet Cruise and is great value, its works out for just 65p a day (49p a day for locals).

💳The plastic card is wallet size and personalised for you, we just need a recent photo for the back of it. Simply present your card at any ticket office on the day and get issued with a boarding pass for travel.

A sample card superimposed over a steamer on Lake Windermere

Perfect for commuting, pleasure or just travelling without a car, your annual pass is valid on all routes, all year round:

  • Red Cruise (Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside → Bowness) With stops at Windermere Jetty Museum in the summer. ALL YEAR.
  • Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside). ALL YEAR.
  • Green Cruise (Ambleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside). PEAK SEASON ONLY
  • Islands (Blue) Cruise (Bowness ↺). ALL YEAR
  • Full lake (Red & Yellow combined) ALL YEAR

The pass is valid for 12 months from purchase and we sail every day except Christmas Day.

4 seasons depicted through  images of the boats


(Valid until 3 November 2024)

AdultChild (5-15)Family (2 adults & up to 3 children)

How to buy

☎️ Please call us on 015394 43360 to purchase your annual card. We will need some information so that we can re-issue if your card is lost.

Additional Information

  • LA/CA Postcode? You can purchase a Annual Pass with a local resident discount - Adults £190, Child £95.00, Family £520.00
  • Card must be presented at any ticket office to receive a boarding pass for the day of travel
  • Lost card? Don't worry, we can re-issue any time within the 12 month period
MV Swift on Windermere

MV Swift on Windermere

Travel all year round on a great value Annual Pass

Service Status


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Saturday 18 May - ASICS Windermere Marathon

Temporary road closures (northbound) are in place from 10:30am to 4:30pm between Newby Bridge and Bowness piers (A592), plus the Ambleside area will be very busy.
Please leave plenty of time for your journey to our piers and hire points on Saturday 18 May.

View road closures document (PDF)

Today's Service Status

🔴 RED CRUISE Bowness → W'Mere Jetty Museum →Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead → Bowness

✔️ Services OK

🟡 YELLOW CRUISEBowness ↔ Lakeside

✔️ Services OK


Bowness → Bowness

✔️ Services OK
🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Bowness
Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻

✔️ Services OK

🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻

✔️ Services OK

🟤 YELLOW CRUISE & STEAM TRAINHaverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness

✔️ Services OK

🟢 GREEN CRUISEAmbleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside

✔️ Services OK

🚶 WALKERS TICKETBowness → Brockhole → Wray Castle → Walk → Ash Landing → Bowness✔️ Services OK
🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from BownessBowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻

✔️ Services OK

🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻

✔️ Services OK


Bowness ↔ Ash Landing✔️ Services OK
FELL FOOT FERRYLakeside ↔ Fell Foot⚠️ Starts 25 May

🕑: We are now running to our peak season timetable.

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