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
This discounted ticket combines a beautiful half lake cruise on Windermere with a visit to a top all-weather attraction to the south of Windermere.
Combine stunning views from the water on a cruise, then gain a fascinating insight into the history of the motor vehicle. You can visit the museum up to 5 days after your cruise.
Your ticket includes:
A return Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside) along the southern half of England's largest lake. The cruises offers 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).
❌ Sorry, no shuttle bus at the moment 🚌
Please make your own way between Lakeside Pier (LA12 8AS) and Lakeland Motor Museum (LA12 8TA). You don't have to visit on the same day - you can visit the museum within 5 days of your cruise.
2.5 miles (4km) | 🚗 6 minutes | 🚶🚐 45 minutes | 🚶 35 -45 mins (not advised)
A visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum (7 mins drive or 35 mins walk/bus from Lakeside Pier) - home to a collection of over 30,000 cars, motorcycles, scooters, cycles and auto memorabilia. Highlights include a Campbell Bluebird exhibition, Vincent motorcycle display and an Isle of Man TT display.
There's something for the whole family with a riverside cafe, local heritage and period shopping displays.
Find out more on their website.
This ticket can be used to start from either Bowness or Lakeside and is valid on all scheduled Yellow Cruise departure times on the day and is not time specific.
Show your combined cruise ticket at the museum within 5 days for free museum access
Times normally operated by our 'steamers' Swan, Teal or Tern or MV Swift 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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💨 Sunday 26th June page last updated Sunday 12.00pm)
Windy weather is causing us problems on some of our services:
( keep checking back as this page will be updated throughout the day)
|🔴 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 ↻|
❌ Wind - no boats
|🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Waterhead||Waterhead (near Ambleside) ↻|
❌ Wind - no boats
|🟤 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 ↻ ||❌ Wind - Service cancelled|
|🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from Bowness||Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻||❌ Wind - no boats|
|🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from Waterhead||Waterhead (near Ambleside) ↻||❌ Wind - no boats|
|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.
The museum is fully accessible
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 the Freedom of the Lake.