Freedom Of The Lake ®
Unlimited boat travel for 24 hours on all routes | ⚓ See the full lake on this ticket: Lakeside ↔ Bowness ↔ Ambleside in 🕘 over 3 hours
For a great day out why not explore The Lake District by bus and boat?
This convenient ticket gets you a single boat journey on our red cruise from Bowness Pier to Waterhead Pier (Ambleside) or vice versa, plus unlimited bus travel in the surrounding area. Why not enjoy the beautiful Lakeland scenery from the open deck of a steamer on Lake Windermere and then hop on the famous open-top 599 bus from Waterhead Pier (Ambleside) back to Bowness?
This ticket gets you unlimited Stagecoach bus travel in the South Lakes and North Lancashire area (see basic map below). For a ticket that includes bus travel just in the central lakes zone, please see our Central Lakes Zone ticket information.
Cumbria area covered by the Explorer Zone Bus and Boat Ticket
For boat sailing times please see the red cruise section of our website
We're sorry, but this ticket cannot currently be booked online. Please purchase your ticket on any Stagecoach bus service or at our piers.
Valid for unlimited travel on all Stagecoach services across the North West.
Use on all services in Cumbria as far as Dumfries on the 79 and Newcastle Upon Tyne on the 685 (excluding Arriva 685 journeys - buy a paper North West megarider Gold to use on Arrive 685 journeys).
Use on all services in Lancashire as far as Ingleton (80), Blackpool (42/61/68), Blackburn (59), Bolton (125), Chester (1/2), Wigan (113).
Not valid on Chester City Sightseeing, Chester Park & Ride, school services S1/940/941/942 or Stagecoach in Manchester services.
Valid at all times.
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|🔴 RED CRUISE||Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead → Bowness||✔️ Services OK|
|🟡 YELLOW CRUISE||Bowness ↔ Lakeside|
✔️ Services OK
|🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE|
Bowness → Windermere Jetty Museum → Bowness
|✔️ Services OK|
|🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Bowness||Bowness Beach ↻|
✔️ Services OK
🕑: We are now running to our winter timetable | We sail every day except Christmas Day.
Four different types of vessels operate our services with varying accessibility.
Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call us to confirm which vessel is operating on which service, particularly in poor weather conditions. As on rare occasions, the vessels operating each route can change.