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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.

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


Open every day except Christmas Day

🔴 RED CRUISE Bowness ↔ Ambleside Waterhead✔️ Services OK
Bowness ↔ Lakeside

✔️ Services OK


Bowness ↻

✔️ Services OK
Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻
✔️ Services OK

🕑: We are now running to our winter timetable. 📄: Download the PDF (1.5Mb)

Route Map

Load Map

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.

Upgrade This Cruise

Did you know that you can make more of your cruise by upgrading it? Why not combine your Freedom of the Lake cruise with a local attraction?

Freedom Of The Lake & Motor Museum

Freedom Of The Lake & Motor Museum

Enjoy a full day out on Lake Windermere from Ambleside, Bowness, Brockhole or Lakeside followed with a trip down memory lane.

Freedom Of The Lake & Lakes Aquarium

Freedom Of The Lake & Lakes Aquarium

Our best value cruise ticket is valid on all scheduled sailings (includes blue, red, yellow and green cruises) for a period of 24 hours. Includes entrance to the spectacular Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside.