Freedom Of The Lake ®
Sail around the lake on any of our cruises. Valid For 24hrs from first use.
COVID19: THIS CRUISE IS CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING
To maintain social-distancing and keep everyone on board safe, we've had to change our cruises with:
⚠ The information below is for reference only. Please keep checking back to find out when we are re-opening fully.
This convenient ticket allows walkers to create a circular walking loop and can start/finish at Bowness, Windermere Jetty (Museum), Brockhole or Ambleside.
Ambleside → Wray Castle → Walk to Ferry House (4 miles) → Bowness → Ambleside
Bowness → Ambleside → Wray Castle → Walk to Ferry House (4 miles) → Bowness
Start at Brockhole or Windermere Jetty (Museum)
Beat the crowds
|🔴 RED CRUISE||Bowness ↔ Ambleside Waterhead||✔️ Services OK|
|🟡 YELLOW CRUISE||Bowness ↔ Lakeside|
✔️ Services OK
|🟤 YELLOW SERVICE & STEAM TRAIN||Haverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness||✔️ 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|
|🟢 GREEN CRUISE||Ambleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside||✔️ Services OK - PRE-BOOK ONLY|
|Bowness ↔ Ferry House||❌ Not in service (Covid-19)|
|⚫ FELL FOOT FERRY||Lakeside ↔ Fell Foot||❌ Not in service (Covid-19)|
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 and the main cabin which is under cover and is on the same level. Our other vessels have limited access for wheelchairs but sometimes can be accommodated on board. Please call us to discuss your access requirements.
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.
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.