Freedom of the Lake & Windermere Jetty (Museum)
Spend a day cruising & visit Windermere Jetty Museum (1 mins walk from pier) | ⚓ Unlimited boats + Museum visit 🕑 24 hours
Join us for a 45-minute circular cruise around the central part of Lake Windermere with a fascinating commentary on the islands (meres) and many historic points of interest.
Split up the journey as we drop you off at Windermere Jetty Museum- a stunning museum on the lakeshore. After you've finished, we'll pick you up to continue the Islands Cruise back to Bowness.
This ticket is valid on any Islands Cruise departure from Bowness Pier on the booked day of travel. It is not time-specific. Please exchange your e-ticket at any ticket office before boarding the vessel.
Additional sailings operate during weekends, school holidays and as demand requires.
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Tuesday 5 December
Our services are all back to normal, after the weekend snow. Please note that there is still a lot of snow on the minor roads. Please take extra care when travelling to us today.
|🔴 RED CRUISE||Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead → Bowness||✔️ Services OK|
⚠️ Not calling into Brockhole
|🟡 YELLOW CRUISE||Bowness ↔ Lakeside|
✔️ Services OK
|🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE|
Bowness → Windermere Jetty Museum → Bowness
|✔️ Services OK|
⚠️ Not calling into Windermere Jetty Museum
|🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Bowness||Bowness Beach ↻|
✔️ Services OK
🕑: We are now running to our winter timetable | We sail every day except Christmas Day.
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.
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.