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Yellow Cruise, Aquarium & Steam Train

A day's worth of fun at the south of Lake Windermere

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STARTING FROM HAVERTHWAITE STATION? - Just buy on the day from Haverthwaite ticket office.

Boat & Train tickets can only be redeemed at Bowness or Lakeside piers.

This discounted ticket combines a beautiful half lake cruise on Windermere with a visit to two top attractions within walking distance of Lakeside Pier. It's a great day out for the whole family and combines stunning views from the water, and a fascinating insight into the heritage and wildlife of the local area. You should allow yourself at least 4 hours to make the most of this combined ticket. Your ticket includes:

  • A return Yellow Cruise from Bowness to Lakeside along the southern half of England's largest lake offering stunning views of woodlands, historic houses and beautiful gardens. A commentary is provided in either direction and the journey can be broken with a visit to Bowness village - home of numerous shops, pubs and restaurants. (Cruise takes 40 minutes one-way, a circular non-stop takes 90 minutes)
  • A return ticket on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway offering stunning views of the Leven Valley from its historic carriages. Haverthwaite Station has a visitor's centre, gift shop and playground. Lakeside station is a one minute walk from the pier. Find out more on their website.
  • A visit to the fascinating Lakes Aquarium to discover incredible creatures from otters and diving ducks to pirahna and pike. There's events on every day including 'meet the creature' sessions. Find out more on their website.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 23rd March 2024 until Sunday 3rd November 2024)

  • Prices below are return fares
  • Book your tickets by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.
Adults Children Families
£33.50£21.00£99.00

Additional Information

  • The Lakes Aquarium charges entry for 3 and 4 year olds.
Cruise to Lakeside Pier and enjoy two top attractions at the southern tip of Windermere.

Cruise to Lakeside Pier and enjoy two top attractions at the southern tip of Windermere.

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  • Child prices are valid for children aged 5-15 years. Children under 5 travel free.
  • Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children.

This ticket can be used to start from either Bowness or Lakeside and is valid on all scheduled Yellow Cruise departure times and not time specific.

Image(s) shown above may not represent the vessel which operates this service.

Today's sailings from Lakeside

Depart LakesideArrive BownessVessel type
09:2010:00Steamer
10:2011:00Steamer
11:2012:00Steamer
12:3513:15Steamer
13:3514:15Steamer
14:4515:25Steamer
15:5016:30Steamer
16:5517:35Steamer

Today's sailings from Bowness

Depart BownessArrive LakesideVessel type
10:3011:10Steamer
11:4012:20Steamer
12:4013:20Steamer
13:5514:35Steamer
15:0015:40Steamer
16:0016:40Steamer
17:0017:40Steamer
17:5018:30Steamer

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Service Status

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Today's Service Status

🔴 RED CRUISE Bowness → W'Mere Jetty Museum →Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead → Bowness

✔️ Services OK

🟡 YELLOW CRUISEBowness ↔ Lakeside

✔️ Services OK

🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE

Bowness → Bowness

✔️ Services OK
🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Bowness
Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻

✔️ Services OK

🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻

✔️ Services OK

🟤 YELLOW CRUISE & STEAM TRAINHaverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness

✔️ Services OK

🟢 GREEN CRUISEAmbleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside

✔️ Services OK

🚶 WALKERS TICKETBowness → Brockhole → Wray Castle → Walk ↻⚠️
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🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from BownessBowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻

✔️ Services OK

🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻

⚠️ Back Late April.
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CROSS LAKES SHUTTLE

Bowness ↔ Ash Landing⚠️ Back Mid-April.
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FELL FOOT FERRYLakeside ↔ Fell Foot⚠️ Starts 25 May

🕑: We are now running to our peak season timetable.

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Access and facilities

♿ Disabled Access

Four different types of vessels operate this services with varying accessibility.

  • ♿ MV Swift - (marked with a green wheelchair icon on our timetables): our most accessible vessel - step-free access from pier to indoor/outdoor seating & accessible toilet
  • ♿ 'Steamers' MV Swan/Teal - (marked with black wheelchair icon on our timetables) - step-free access from pier to indoor/outdoor seating. Toilets down steep steps.

Please visit our Accessibility section for more information.

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.


Upgrade your cruise

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.

Freedom of the Lake, Steam Train & Aquarium

Freedom of the Lake, Steam Train & Aquarium

Spend a day exploring the lake and visit two local attractions | ⚓ Unlimited boats + 🚂 Steam Train + 🐠 Aquarium 🕑 5 hours +

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