Winter closures in January 2020
January is one of the quietest months on and around Lake Windermere. We sail every day, but customers should be aware of the following restrictions:
- Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside) does not operate Monday to Friday between 6 January to 7 February inclusive. Boats only operate Saturdays and Sundays.
- Brockhole on Windermere (a stop on our Red Cruise) is closed 6 January to 13 February inclusive, except at weekends. Our boats will call in on Saturday/Sunday only.
Access and Facilities
This cruise is operated by one of our modern launch vessels and will have limited access for wheelchair users.
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 and 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.
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.
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.
Conditions of Carriage
Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage which can be found on our homepage under ‘About Us’.
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.