Lakeside Circular Cruise & Steam Train with Social Distancing

More space to enjoy a steam train & cruise through the Lake District

Haverthwaite 🚂 → Lakeside 🚢 Lakeside 🚂 Haverthwaite | See route map below

🕘 2 ½ hours in total for both steam train and cruise

  • Start your journey at Haverthwaite Railway Station and travel on the historic train to Lakeside Pier (20 mins) to connect with your cruise.
  • Your 1-hour circular cruise has stunning views with a fascinating commentary on the history, attractions and points of interest on the lake-shore.
  • This is a special cruise during COVID-19 ✔️ online booking only ✔️ Social distancing ✔️ ticketed seating ✔️ enhanced cleaning | Find out more

🚢 The cruise will take place on 'steamer' MV Teal.

How to book

Please select a boat departure below in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below. You will need to get an earlier train from Haverthwaite to connect to that circular cruise:

Lakeside Pier: the train platform is 2 minutes walk from our pier.

Ticketed Seating

To keep everyone safe on board and to maintain a good distance between all customers this train ride & cruise will have ticketed seating.

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.
  • Children under 5 who can sit on parents knees can travel free.

📄 See plans of the indoor and outdoor seating for the boats on this cruise.

On the train

  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway will contact you separately via email with your train carriage/seat information.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 4th April 2020 until Thursday 1st October 2020)


Additional Information

Steam Train and 'steamer' connecting services at Lakeside Pier

Steam Train and 'steamer' connecting services at Lakeside Pier

Stunning scenery from steam train and historic 'steamer'.

More photos around Lakeside Pier

Service Status


🔴 Scenic cruises (Opening soon)

Our cruises temporarily closed due to COVID-19 but we're planning to re-open on 4 July. When we re-open we're doing things differently to keep everyone safe.
More information >

✔️ Self-drive boat hire (Socially-distanced, of course)

Boats can be hired from Bowness Beach for dates up to 5 July as part of a trial. Online bookings only and if popular, more dates and more piers will be added.
More information >

🔴 On-shore cafes (Opening soon)

Boatman's Cafe in Bowness and The Pier Cafe Bar will be re-opening on 4 July. Special arrangements will be in place so that customers and staff can safely keep social-distance.

Route Map

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