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Islands Cruise

Take in the islands of Windermere

A 45 minute circular cruise from Bowness, enjoy contrasting scenery of mountains, wooded shorelines and lovely tranquil bays.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid until Sunday 29th October 2017)

  • Prices below are return fares
  • Book a ticket in advance by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.
  • Tickets for today must be purchased at one of our booking offices
AdultChild
Valid for children aged 5 - 15. Under 5's travel free.
Family
Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and 3 children.
£8.25£4.15£22.00

Additional Information

  •  Well behaved dogs travel free.
Circular cruise of Windermere

Circular cruise of Windermere

Take in the islands of Windermere while also enjoying the views of the local Lakeland fells.

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Book Your Cruise

Select a date to view prices and sailing times.

  • Save online by booking in advance.
  • Child prices are valid for children aged 5 - 15 years. Children under 5 travel free.
  • Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and 3 children.

Timetable

This cruise departs from Bowness Pier and is valid on all scheduled blue cruise departure times and is not time specific.

Additional sailings operate during weekends, school holidays and as demand requires.  Prices and timetable information are subject to change without notice.

Todays sailings from Bowness

Depart BownessArrive BownessVessel type
10:4511:30Launch
11:1512:00Launch
11:4512:30Launch
12:1513:00Launch
12:4513:30Launch
13:1514:00Launch
14:1515:00Launch
14:4515:30Launch
15:1516:00Launch
15:4516:30Launch
16:1517:00Launch
16:4517:30Launch

Additional Information

Route Map

Load Map

Service Status

green

All our boat services are operating as normal








Access and Facilities

Disabled Access

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.

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.

Dogs

All well behaved dogs are welcome on board and travel for free.

Bikes

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.