Freedom Of The Lake ®
Sail around the lake on any of our cruises. Valid For 24hrs from first use.
COVID19: THIS CRUISE IS CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING
To maintain social-distancing and keep everyone on board safe, we've had to change our cruises with:
⚠ The information below is for reference only. Please keep checking back to find out when we are re-opening fully.
Bike Boat : Brockhole > Bark Barn > Brockhole
The Bike Boat operates between Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre and the traffic-free western shore of Windermere and provides a convenient circular route that the whole family can enjoy.
The lake shore cycle route is mostly traffic-free and provides a flat and scenic day out for cyclists of all levels.
The Bike Boat is a great choice for a day's adventure - set out in the morning from Brockhole and return in the afternoon from Bark Barn.
Foot passengers can also use this service but priority will be given to cyclists.
Operates daily 25 May - 2 June, weekends 15 June - 14 July and daily 20 July - 1 September 2019.
|Departs Brockhole||Departs Bark Barn|
If your legs are tired or you're feeling the strain, don't forget that the Stagecoach 599 bus services (Bowness < > Grasmere) can take 2 bikes on board. Services depart roughly every 20 minutes and it costs 20p extra per journey per bike. View the timetable here.
We're sorry but these tickets cannot be purchased online. Simply buy your tickets on the day from Brockhole Pier.
(When boarding at Bark Barn, simply pay when you depart the boat at Brockhole)
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|
This cruise is operated by one of our smaller vessels that has been adapted for bikes. There is limited wheelchair access.Our most wheelchair-friendly vessels are ‘steamers’ (marked in black on some of our timetables) that can be accessed by a ramp from the pier to the main cabin which is under cover and is on the same level. These operate on our most popular routes - red cruise and yellow cruise. 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.
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.
Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage which can be found on our homepage under ‘About Us’.
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.