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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

Timetable

This cruise departs at different times during the summer (27 May - 4 Sept 2022) to catch the sunset from 20:15 (peak summer) to 19:00 (late summer). Check the start time on a particular date by entering it in the "Book Your Cruise" box below.

  • The next availability will be Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays from Friday 10 June to Sunday 17 July at 20:15

Other times later in the year are:

  • Fri 22 Jul - Thu 4 Aug - Every day at 20:15
  • Fri 5 Aug - Thu 11 Aug - Every day at 20:00
  • Fri 12 Aug - Thu 18 Aug - Every day at 19:45
  • Fri 19 Aug - Thu 25 Aug - Every day at 19:30
  • Fri 26 Aug - Sun 4 Sept - Every day 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.

Booking

This cruise has restricted numbers and you need to book your seat 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 2nd April 2022 until Sunday 30th October 2022)

AdultsChildren
£14.30£8.60

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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Timetable

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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.

We're sorry, this cruise isn't sailing today. Please contact the booking office for more information.

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Service Status

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💨 Sunday 26th June page last updated Sunday 12.00pm)

Windy weather is causing us problems on some of our services:

  • Row boats - Suspended due to the adverse weather conditions
  • Motor boats - Suspended due to the adverse weather conditions
  • Cruises - Due to the strong southerly winds, we are unable to operate our "steamer" vessels between Bowness and Ambleside this afternoon. Services between Bowness and Ambleside and vice versa will be operated by our smaller launch vessels and the MV Swift. Wheelchair users are strongly advised to ring 015394 43360 to confirm which vessel is operating on which service.

( keep checking back as this page will be updated throughout the day)

Service Status

🔴 RED CRUISE Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead✔️ Services OK
🟡 YELLOW CRUISE
Bowness ↔ Lakeside

✔️ Services OK

🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE

Bowness ↻

✔️ Services OK
🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Bowness
Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻

❌ Wind - no boats

🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻

❌ Wind - no boats

🟤 YELLOW CRUISE & STEAM TRAINHaverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness✔️ Services OK
🟢 GREEN CRUISEAmbleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside
✔️ Services OK
🚶 WALKERS TICKETBowness → Brockhole → Wray Castle → Walk ↻
❌ Wind - Service cancelled
🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from BownessBowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻❌ Wind - no boats
🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻❌ Wind - no boats

CROSS LAKES SHUTTLE

Bowness ↔ Ferry House❌ Sorry, not running
FELL FOOT FERRYLakeside ↔ Fell Foot
❌ Sorry, not running

🕑: We are now running to our Summer timetable

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Access and Facilities

Disabled Access

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.

On-Board Facilities

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.