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Freedom Of The Lake ®

Enjoy a full day out on Windermere

Explore the whole of Windermere and enjoy a full day out with a Freedom of the Lake ® ticket.
Our best value cruise ticket is valid on all scheduled sailings and is valid for 24 hours from time of purchase or when you exchange your online e-voucher for your ticket at our piers.

The ticket is valid on all of our cruises including:

  • Full length of Windermere (Lakeside to Ambleside (Waterhead)) return
  • Red Cruise (Half lake - Bowness > Brockhole > Ambleside (Waterhead) > Bowness)
  • Yellow Cruise (Half lake - Bowness < > Lakeside)*
  • Islands (Blue) Cruise - (Bowness > Windermere Jetty Museum > Bowness)

The Freedom of the Lake ® ticket allows you to sit back, relax and see the whole of the lake. Travel the full length of Lake Windermere in just under 3 hours.


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Please note that the Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside) only operates at weekends in January.

A full daily service resumes on 7 February.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Friday 1st November 2019 until Friday 3rd April 2020)

  • Prices below are return fares
  • Book your tickets by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.
Adults Children Families
£16.30£8.15£44.00

Additional Information

Explore Windermere to the full with 'The Freedom of the Lake'.

Explore Windermere to the full with 'The Freedom of the Lake'.

Enjoy a full day on Windermere and have time to explore the full length of the lake.

Book Your Cruise

Select a date to view prices and sailing times.

  • Save online with advance tickets on our main cruises (book by midnight the night before).
  • Child prices are valid for children aged 5 - 15 years. Children under 5 travel free.
  • Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and 3 children.

Timetable

Our ‘Freedom of the Lake' ticket is valid on all our scheduled sailings (includes blue, red, yellow and green cruises) for a period of 24 hours.

We are unable to show all the timetable options for this great value ticket on one page, please refer back to our ‘cruises’ page for details or download a printed version of our brochures.

Additional Information

Service Status

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All our services are operating as schedule

🔴 Red Cruise (Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside → Bowness)

🟡 Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside) Weekends only in January

🔵 Islands Cruise (Bowness ↺)



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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:

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Access & Facilities

Disabled Access

Our most wheelchair-friendly vessels are ‘steamers’ (marked in black on the timetable) that can be accessed by a ramp from the pier to the main cabin which is under cover and is on the same level. Our other vessels have limited access for wheelchairs but sometimes can be accommodated on board. Please call us to discuss your access requirements. Our 'steamers' operate on our red cruises and yellow cruises. We're sorry, but other cruises operated by our smaller, traditional vessels are not accessible for wheelchair users.

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.