Freedom Of The Lake ®
Sail around the lake on any of our cruises. Valid For 24hrs from first use.
THIS CRUISE HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE ISLANDS CRUISE
To maintain social-distancing and keep everyone on board safe, we've changed this cruise with:
Bowness → Bowness | See route map below
🕘 45 minutes in length / departing every 30 minutes during the day
Join us for a circular cruise from Bowness, with fantastic views of the many islands (holmes), Lakeland mountains, wooded shorelines and bays.
Beat the crowds
|🔴 RED SERVICE||Bowness ↔ Ambleside Waterhead||✔️ Services OK|
|🔴 RED SERVICE & BROCHOLE||Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead → Bowness|
✔️ Services OK
|🟡 YELLOW SERVICE||Bowness ↔ Lakeside|
✔️ Services OK
|🟤 YELLOW SERVICE & STEAM TRAIN||Haverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness||✔️ Services OK|
|🟣 FULL LAKE||Ambleside Waterhead ↔ Bowness ↔ Lakeside||✔️ Services OK|
|🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE|
|✔️ Services OK|
|🚤 SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE from Bowness||Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻||✔️ Services OK|
|🚤 SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE from Waterhead||Waterhead (near Ambleside) ↻||✔️ Services OK|
This cruise is operated by one of our modern launch vessels and will have limited access for wheelchair users.Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call us to confirm which vessel is operating on which service as not all of our vessels are suitable for wheelchair users, particularly in poor weather conditions. On board toilet facilities on all vessels can only be reached by means of the stairs, however there are adapted toilets at Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside Piers.
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. These operate on our most popular routes - red cruise and yellow cruise.
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.
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.
Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage which can be found on our homepage under ‘About Us’.
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.
All well behaved dogs are welcome on board and travel for free.
Bikes are welcome on board our larger vessels if space is available. Each bike will cost £1 per journey pier to pier payable on the day of travel.
Did you know that you can make more of your cruise by upgrading it? Why not combine your cruise with a local attraction, or enjoy a full day on Windermere with the Freedom of the Lake.