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Bowness Circular Cruise with Social Distancing

More space to enjoy the views around the central part of Lake Windermere

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This cruise can be booked from today until Sunday 26 July
If our trial is successful, more dates will be added later. Pick a date and time in the Book Your Cruise section below.

Bowness → Bowness | See route map below

🕘 60 minutes return

  • A beautiful round trip from Bowness covering the central area and islands of Lake Windermere
  • Stunning Lake District views with a fascinating commentary on the history, attractions and points of interest on the lake-shore.
  • This is a special cruise during COVID-19 ✔️ online booking only ✔️ Social distancing ✔️ ticketed seating ✔️ enhanced cleaning | Find out more

🚢 On a modern launch such as Miss Cumbria or Miss Lakeland or 'steamer' MV Teal

A steamer passing through the central part of Lake Windermere

Ticketed Seating

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

  • 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.
  • Children under 5 who can sit on parents knees can travel free.

📄 See plans of the indoor and outdoor seating for the boats on this cruise.

A seating layout of the vessels with ticketed seating

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 4th April 2020 until Thursday 1st October 2020)

AdultsChildren
12.006.00

Additional Information

A steamer leaving Bowness Pier

A steamer leaving Bowness Pier

Combine stunning scenery with this cruise around the central area of Lake Windermere.

Photos of cruises around Bowness

Book Your Cruise

£12.00

£6.00

  • Child prices are valid for children aged 15 and under.
  • Children under 5 who can sit on parents knees will not need a seat ticket.

Timetable

This ticket can only be used to start from Bowness and is only valid on the timetabled sailing and coloured seat that you have booked.

Times normally operated by our 'steamers' Swan, Teal or Tern, may sometimes be substituted for a smaller vessel for operational reasons. Prices and timetable information are subject to change without notice.

Todays sailings from Bowness

Depart BownessArrive BownessVessel type
10:0011:00Steamer
10:1511:15Launch
10:3011:30Launch
10:4511:45Steamer
11:0012:00Launch
11:1512:15Launch
11:3012:30Steamer
11:4512:45Launch
12:0013:00Launch
12:1513:15Steamer
12:3013:30Launch
12:4513:45Launch
13:0014:00Steamer
13:1514:15Launch
13:3014:30Launch
13:4514:45Steamer
14:0015:00Launch
14:1515:15Launch
14:3013:30Steamer
14:4515:45Launch
15:0016:00Launch
15:1516:15Steamer
15:3016:30Launch
15:4516:45Launch
16:0017:00Steamer
16:1517:15Launch
16:3017:30Launch
16:4517:45Steamer
17:0018:00Launch
17:1518:15Launch

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✔️ Scenic cruises (OPEN TODAY)

Book online now for 1-hour circular cruises from Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside.

⚠️ 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 July 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 (OPEN TODAY)

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.

Route Map

Load Map

Access

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 or modern launch.

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 to book your place on these special cruises.

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 the launches 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.

Dogs

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

Bikes

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

Upgrade This Cruise

Sorry, there are no upgrades available for this cruise.