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Yellow Cruise & Lakes Aquarium

Bowness to Lakeside, with a visit to the Lakeside Aquarium.

Start at Bowness and travel the 40 minutes journey to Lakeside Pier, then spend some time exploring Lakes Aquarium (2 minutes walk from our pier). When you're done, simply board a later boat back to Bowness.

Alternatively, start your day at Lakeside, visit the Lakes Aquarium then take the boat to Bowness. Get off the boat to explore Bowness before getting a later boat back to Lakeside.

This combined ticket includes a return fare on the Yellow Cruise & entrance to Lakes Aquarium.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Monday 30th October 2023 until Friday 22nd March 2024)

  • Prices below are return fares
  • Book your tickets by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.
Adults Children Families
£24.30£15.40£71.50

Additional Information

  • The Lakes Aquarium is a 2 minute walk from Lakeside Pier.
  • The Lakes Aquarium charges entry for 3 and 4 year olds.
  • Yellow cruise does not operate Monday to Friday in January, only weekends.
Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium

Fish, otters, monkeys, frogs, lizards, snakes, tortoises, ducks and much more can be found at the Lakes Aquarium.

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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.

Timetable

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. The Lakes Aquarium may charge for 3 & 4 year old children.

Today's sailings from Bowness

Depart BownessArrive LakesideVessel type
10:3011:10Launch
12:1512:55Launch
14:0014:40Launch
15:3516:15Launch
15:3516:15Launch

Today's sailings from Lakeside

Depart LakesideArrive BownessVessel type
09:4510:25Launch
11:2012:00Launch
13:0513:45Launch
14:5015:30Launch
14:5015:30Launch

Additional Information

Service Status

green


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

✔️ Services OK

🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE

Bowness → Windermere Jetty (Museum) → Bowness

✔️ Services OK
🚤MOTOR BOAT HIRE from BownessBowness Beach Hire Point ONLY

✔️ Services OK

🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Waterhead Waterhead Hire Point (nr. Ambleside Pier)✔️ Services OK


🕑: We are now running to our winter timetable. More routes and services available after Easter 2024.

Route Map

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Access & Facilities

♿ Disabled Access

Three different types of vessels operate on this route 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.
  • ❌ 'Steamer' Tern & modern launches like Miss Cumbria/Miss Lakeland - are not recommended for customers with limited mobility

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 This 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 the Freedom of the Lake.

Freedom Of The Lake & Lakes Aquarium

Freedom Of The Lake & Lakes Aquarium

Spend a day on our cruises & visit Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside Pier | ⚓ Unlimited boats + 🐠 Aquarium visit 🕑 24 hours

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Annual Pass

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