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Private Circular Cruise

A private 1 hour cruise on a traditional wooden launch

Treat yourself to an exclusive private cruise on Windermere for family and friends.
This special offer is available on some Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays - availability published each week online.

🕘 60 minutes return

  • An exclusive 1-hour circular cruise for you and your group
  • Let our skipper take care of everything on board, they can provide commentary or let you sit back, relax and enjoy the finest Lake District views from your indoor or outdoor seating
  • Book a time that works for you - 10am-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 1pm-2pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 4pm-5pm.

🚢 Traditional wooden launch such as Queen of the Lake or Muriel II.

A traditional wooden launch on Lake Windermere

Available on some Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Private 1-hour cruise for 1-12 people from Bowness Pier

Private 1-hour cruise for 13-30 people from Bowness Pier
Private 1-hour cruise for 1 -30 people from any pier to any pier. (Normal charter price)*£350

How to Book

📞To book simply call us on 015394 43360 and let us know what time you'd like to book. We will confirm availability and take payment over the phone.

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  • Saturday 31 July: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm.
  • Sunday 1 August: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm. (12 max only)

Virtual Tour

Use your mouse to have a look around the vessel and click on the red hotspots to jump around the boat.

Additional Information

  • 🚳 Sorry, no bikes allowed on these special cruises
  • 🚫 Sorry, no Local Resident Card / discount cards can be used on these special cruises
  • ♿ Sorry, this boat is not wheelchair accessible. See Access section for more details
  • 🐕 Well-behaved dogs travel free (please keep them close to you at all times)
An exclusive way to experience Windermere on your own boat with a skipper.

An exclusive way to experience Windermere on your own boat with a skipper.

Service Status


From Sunday 28 November

🔴 RED CRUISE Bowness ↔ Ambleside Waterhead✔️ Services OK
Bowness ↔ Lakeside

✔️ Services OK


Bowness ↻

✔️ Services OK
Bowness Beach only ↻
✔️ Services OK

🕑: We are now running to our winter timetable. 📄: Download the PDF (1.5Mb)

Suggested Route

Load Map

Access & Facilities

Disabled Access

This cruise takes place on a traditional wooden vessel with a few steps to get in /out of the boat. We're sorry, but this boat is not wheelchair accessible.

On-Board Facilities

Traditional wooden launches have indoor and outdoor seating. They do not have toilets or cafe/bars on board.

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.

Conditions of Carriage

Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage. Where tickets are issued solely on behalf of, or combined with other attractions or operators, Windermere Lake Cruises Limited is acting as agent for the relevant attraction/operator in all cases.

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.