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Freedom Of The Lake & Lakes Aquarium

A day out on Windermere with a trip to The Lakes Aquarium

Our best value cruise ticket is valid on all scheduled sailings (includes blue (Islands), green, red and yellow cruises) for a period of 24 hours and includes entrance to the spectacular Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside. Enjoy the wildlife above and below the lake with this fabulous combined ticket that is perfect for animal lovers.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 23rd March 2024 until Sunday 3rd November 2024)

  • Prices below are return fares
  • Book your tickets by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.
Adults Children Families
£39.50£21.50£110.50

Additional Information

  • The Lakes Aquarium charges entry for 3 and 4 year olds.
  • The Lakes Aquarium is a 2 minute walk from our Lakeside Pier.
  • Find out more about the Lakes Aquarium on their website.
Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium

Fish, otters, monkeys, frogs, lizards, snakes, tortoises, ducks and much more can be found at the Lakes Aquarium.

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  • Child prices are valid for children aged 5-15 years. Children under 5 travel free.
  • Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Timetable

Our 'Freedom of the Lake' ticket is valid on all our scheduled sailings (includes blue, red and yellow cruises) for a period of 24 hours. We are unable to show all the timetable options for this great value ticket in this one page, please refer back to our cruises page for details or download our the pdf version of our brochures from the download section below.

Additional Information

Service Status

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Today's Service Status

🔴 RED CRUISE Bowness → W'Mere Jetty Museum →Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead → Bowness

✔️ Services OK

🟡 YELLOW CRUISEBowness ↔ Lakeside

✔️ Services OK

🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE

Bowness → Bowness

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

✔️ Services OK

🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻

✔️ Services OK

🟤 YELLOW CRUISE & STEAM TRAINHaverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness

✔️ Services OK

🟢 GREEN CRUISEAmbleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside

✔️ Services OK

🚶 WALKERS TICKETBowness → Brockhole → Wray Castle → Walk ↻⚠️
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🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from BownessBowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻

✔️ Services OK

🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻

⚠️ Back Late April.
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CROSS LAKES SHUTTLE

Bowness ↔ Ash Landing⚠️ Back Mid-April.
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FELL FOOT FERRYLakeside ↔ Fell Foot⚠️ Starts 25 May

🕑: We are now running to our peak season timetable.

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Access & Facilities

♿ Disabled Access

Three different types of vessels operate on this route with varying accessibility.

  • ♿ MV Swift - (marked with a green wheelchair icon on our timetables): our most accessible vessel - step-free access from pier to indoor/outdoor seating & accessible toilet
  • ♿ 'Steamers' MV Swan/Teal - (marked with black wheelchair icon on our timetables) - step-free access from pier to indoor/outdoor seating. Toilets down steep steps.
  • ❌ 'Steamer' Tern & modern launches like Miss Cumbria/Miss Lakeland - are not recommended for customers with limited mobility

Please visit our Accessibility section for more information.

Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call us to confirm which vessel is operating on which service, particularly in poor weather conditions. As on rare occasions, the vessels operating each route can change.


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Did you know that you can make more of your cruise by upgrading it? Why not combine your cruise with a trip to two local attractions? You can view all of our cruise and two attraction tickets here.

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