Freedom Of The Lake ®
Sail around the lake on any of our cruises. Valid For 24hrs from first use.
In order for us to maintain social-distancing and keep everyone on board safe, this cruise has been temporarily closed.
Cruises with Social-distancing
Combine your visit to Lakeside Pier (Aquarium, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway & shuttle bus to Lakeland Motor Museum) with Fell Foot Park, a popular National Trust lakeside park with a picnic area and children’s adventure playground.
Fell Foot now holds a Changing Places facility on site; a fully accessible changing room with a height adjustable bench and hoist for those with complex care needs.
The Boathouse café serves a range of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks, picnics are very welcome in the park. BBQs are not allowed due to potential damage they may cause to the parkland.
Find out more about the park
Operates daily from 4 April to 4 October 2020, then weekends only up until 1 November except Half Term Week when it operates daily (26-30 October too).
|Lakeside Departures||Fell Foot Departures|
|1:15pm (30-minute mini cruise of southern tip of Windermere)|
|3:15pm (30-minute mini cruise of southern tip of Windermere)|
Beat the crowds
|🔴 RED CRUISE||Bowness ↔ Ambleside Waterhead||✔️ Services OK|
|🟡 YELLOW CRUISE||Bowness ↔ Lakeside|
✔️ Services OK
|🟤 YELLOW SERVICE & STEAM TRAIN||Haverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness||✔️ Services OK|
|🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE|
|✔️ Services OK|
|🚤 SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE from Bowness||Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻||✔️ Services OK|
|🚤 SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE from Waterhead||Waterhead (near Ambleside) ↻||✔️ Services OK|
|🟢 GREEN CRUISE||Ambleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside||✔️ Services OK - PRE-BOOK ONLY|
|Bowness ↔ Ferry House||❌ Not in service (Covid-19)|
|⚫ FELL FOOT FERRY||Lakeside ↔ Fell Foot||❌ Not in service (Covid-19)|
This cruise is operated by one of our traditional wooden launches. We're sorry but there is no wheelchair access to this vessel.Our most wheelchair-friendly vessels are ‘steamers’ (marked in black on some of our timetables) that can be accessed by a ramp from the pier to 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. Our other vessels have limited access for wheelchairs but sometimes can be accommodated on board. Please call us to discuss your access requirements.
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.
Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage which can be found on our homepage under ‘About Us’.
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.