Freedom Of The Lake ®
Unlimited boat travel for 24 hours on all routes | ⚓ See the full lake on this ticket: Lakeside ↔ Bowness ↔ Ambleside in 🕑 3 hours
Bowness ↔ Lakeside | See route map below
🕘 90 minutes return / 40 minutes one way
The scenic cruise connects Lakeside Pier (the southernmost tip of Lake Windermere) with the bustling town of Bowness-on-Windermere half way up the lake. From the boat, you can see Lake District fells, historic houses and beautiful ancient woodlands.
Get off the boat at Bowness and you're right in the heart of this bustling Lakeland village, complete with many shops, cafes, bars and hotels.
This ticket can be used to start from either Bowness or Lakeside and is valid on all scheduled yellow cruise departure times and is not time specific.
Times normally operated by our 'steamers' Swan, Teal or Tern, may sometimes be substituted for a smaller vessel for operational reasons. Prices and timetable information are subject to change without notice.
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|🔴 RED CRUISE||Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead||✔️ Services OK|
|🟡 YELLOW CRUISE||Bowness ↔ Lakeside|
✔️ Services OK
|🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE|
|✔️ Services OK|
|🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Bowness||Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻||✔️ Services OK|
|🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Waterhead||Waterhead (near Ambleside) ↻|
✔️ Services OK
|🟤 YELLOW CRUISE & STEAM TRAIN||Haverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness||✔️ Services OK|
|🟢 GREEN CRUISE||Ambleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside||✔️ Services OK|
|🚶 WALKERS TICKET||Bowness → Brockhole → Wray Castle → Walk ↻ ||✔️ Services OK|
|🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from Bowness||Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻||✔️ Services OK|
|🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from Waterhead||Waterhead (near Ambleside) ↻||✔️ Services OK|
|Bowness ↔ Ferry House||❌ Sorry, not running|
|⚫ FELL FOOT FERRY||Lakeside ↔ Fell Foot||❌ Sorry, not running|
🕑: We are now running to our Summer timetable
Three different types of vessels operate on this route with varying accessibility.
Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call us to confirm which vessel is operating on which service, particularly in poor weather conditions. As on rare occasions, the vessels operating each route can change.
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.
Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage.
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 a Freedom of the Lake ticket, allowing you unlimited travel for 24 hours.