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Freedom of the Lake Flexi Ticket

A flexible ticket available only online.

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This ticket returns on 4 April 2020.

This service only operates during our peak summer season (April - end of October) and isn't running at the moment.

The information below is for reference only and for booking tickets from 4 April 2020 onwards.

This flexible ticket gives you 24 hours of travel on all of our cruises, but unlike the standard ‘freedom of the lake ticket’ you can choose which day you’d like to use it. Simply pick a 7 day period you may want to sail and then bring your voucher on any of those days to start your 24 hours of travel.

It’s perfect for anyone staying in the area for a week and wanting to pick a nice day for a cruise, or just don’t like being tied down to a strict schedule.

How it works

  • 24 hours unlimited travel on our red, yellow, green and blue (islands) cruises
  • Pick the first day of your 7 day period on the ‘book your cruise’ section below and we’ll send you a PDF voucher.
  • Bring the PDF voucher to any of our piers during these 7 days to exchange it for a freedom of the lake ticket and enjoy your 24 hours of travel.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 4th April 2020 until Sunday 1st November 2020)

  • Prices below are return fares
Adults Children Families
£22.50£11.25£61.00

Additional Information

Pick a day that's best for you and explore Windermere by boat.

Pick a day that's best for you and explore Windermere by boat.

Additional Information

Service Status

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✔️ Scenic cruises

Red Cruise
(Bowness ↔ Ambleside), Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside) & Islands Cruise (Bowness ↺)

⚠️ We're doing things differently to keep everyone safe. More information >


✔️ Self-drive boat hire (Socially-distanced, of course)

Book your boat now for 1 or 2 hours from Bowness (Beach/Dock) or Ambleside (Waterhead).

Boats can be hired from Bowness & Ambleside for dates up to 31 August as part of a trial. Online bookings only and if popular, more dates and more piers will be added.
⚠️ We're doing things differently to keep everyone safe. More information >


✔️ On-shore cafes

Boatman's Cafe in Bowness and The Pier Cafe Bar (Waterhead) are now open.
Special arrangements will be in place so that customers and staff can safely keep social-distance.

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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.