Great North Swim Special - Ambleside Start
An easy way to get to the start/finish line of the Great North Swim
This special boat service runs on Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 June 2021 between Ambleside (Waterhead) and Brockhole - the start/finish line of the John West Great North Swim.
With a direct service between Ambleside (Waterhead) ↔ Brockhole, swimmers and spectators can enjoy a hassle-free park & ride service between the many car parks around Ambleside (Waterhead). Beat the crowds and limited parking at Brockhole by using this special boat service.
🕑 Saturday 12 June
- We depart Ambleside (Waterhead) at 8:15, 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45, 16:45. The journey takes 20 minutes.
- We depart Brockhole at 8:45, 9:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 14:15, 15:15, 16:15 & 17:15. The journey takes 20 minutes.
🕑 Sunday 13 June
- We depart Ambleside (Waterhead) at 7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45, 11:45, 13:15, 14:15, 15:15. The journey takes 20 minutes.
- We depart Brockhole at 8:15, 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45. The journey takes 20 minutes.
To keep everyone safe on board and to maintain a good distance between all customers, all our boats have ticketed seating.
- Choose from either a single or return journey from either Ambleside or Brockhole.
- You must book a seat for the outward and return legs of your journey for everyone in your group.
- Infants (under 3s) who don't need a seat (who can travel on a parents knee) can travel for free.
On the boat
- Choose between indoor or outdoor seating when booking. Your colour-coded seat will be allocated to you and clearly marked on your e-ticket.
- Coloured seating zones and our friendly staff will guide you to your seats when boarding the boat.
- Every person on board needs a seat (except under 3s who sit on a parents knee).
- This service is operated by modern launches - Miss Cumbria I, II & IV or MV Swift
- 😷 UK Law means you must wear a face-covering on this cruise More info >
- 🚳 Sorry, no bikes allowed on these special cruises
- 🚫 Sorry, no Local Resident Card / discount cards can be used on these special cruises
- ♿ Sorry, our modern launches on this service are not wheelchair accessible. Please try a Red Cruise or Yellow Cruise steamer departure instead.
- 🐕 Well-behaved dogs travel free (please keep them close to you at all times)
Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 27th March 2021 until Sunday 31st October 2021)