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Evening Cruise

Catch the sunset over Windermere

A one and a quarter-hour cruise to catch the sunset over Windermere. This relaxing cruise takes place during the summer months and starting times vary depending on the time of year to coincide with the sun setting.

  • 75 minutes in length
  • The cruise is timed perfectly to catch the sun setting behind the Lakeland fells from the northern basin (near Ambleside)
  • There is a small cafe bar serving hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks and snacks on board

A sunset from on board Miss Lakeland


This cruise departs at different times during the summer to catch the setting sun. Check the start time on a particular date by entering it in the "Book Your Cruise" box below.

Next departure:

  • Friday 24 May - Sunday 9 June 2024 - Every evening at 20:00
  • Friday 14 June - Sunday 14 July 2024 - Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 20:00
  • Friday 19 July - Sunday 11 August 2024 - Every evening at 20:00
  • Monday 12 August - Sunday 18 August 2024 - Every evening at 19:45
  • Monday 19 August - Monday 26 August 2024 - Every evening at 19:30
  • Tuesday 27 August - Sunday 1 September 2024 - Every evening at 19:00

A sunset behind the Langdale Pikes as seen from the Evening Cruise. Don't forget to bring your camera with you when you join us on board.


This cruise has restricted numbers and you need to book online. If any space is available on the day, then you can book at the ticket office up to 30 minutes before departure.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 23rd March 2024 until Sunday 3rd November 2024)


Additional Information

A beautiful sunset over Windermere.

A beautiful sunset over Windermere.

Our evening cruise often takes in the beautiful sunsets of the northern tip of Windermere

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  • Child prices are valid for children aged 5-15 years old.
  • Infants (Under 5s) who can sit on a parents knee travel free.

Today's sailings from Bowness

Depart BownessArrive BownessVessel type

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Service Status


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 ↻

⚠️ Closed due to rain

🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻

⚠️ Closed due to rain


Bowness ↔ Ash Landing✔️ Services OK
FELL FOOT FERRYLakeside ↔ Fell Foot✔️ Services OK

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

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Access and Facilities

♿ Disabled Access

Two different types of vessels operate on this routes with varying accessibility.

  • ♿ MV Swift - (marked with a green wheelchair icon on our timetables): our most accessible vessel - step-free access from pier to indoor/outdoor seating & accessible toilet
  • ❌ Modern launches like Miss Cumbria/Miss Lakeland - are not recommended for customers with limited mobility

Please visit our Accessibility section for more information.

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.