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Yellow Cruise & Motor Museum

Bowness ↔ Lakeside return, with a trip to the Lakeland Motor Museum

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January 2022 - Winter Timetable

Please note that the Yellow Cruise only operates at weekends between 8 January - 4 February.

This discounted ticket combines a beautiful half lake cruise on Windermere with a visit to a top all-weather attraction near to 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 history of the motor vehicle.

Your ticket includes:

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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).

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❌ Sorry, no shuttle bus at the moment 🚌

Please make your own way between Lakeside Pier (LA12 8AS) and Lakeland Motor Museum (LA12 8TA).

2.5 miles (4km) | 🚗 6 minutes | 🚶🚐 45 minutes | 🚶 35 -45 mins (not advised)

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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.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Monday 1st November 2021 until Friday 1st April 2022)

  • Prices below are return fares
  • Book your tickets by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.
Adults Children Families
£20.00£12.40£58.00

Additional Information

  • Both attractions can be done in any order: Museum →Boat or Boat → Museum plus you can start your cruise from Bowness or Lakeside.
  • 😷 As per UK law, face-coverings must be worn indoors on cruises/public transport. Optional outdoors - more info
  • Your visit to the two attractions doesn't have to take place on the same day. Present your cruise ticket at the museum within 5 days of your cruise to enjoy both attractions.
  • Well-behaved dogs travel free onboard the boat and are welcome in all areas of the museum and certain areas of the cafe.
  • The Yellow Cruise only operates at weekends between 10 -31 January.
Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum

30,000 exhibits of motoring, motorcycling and much more.

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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 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 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.

We're sorry, this cruise isn't sailing today. Please contact the booking office for more information.

Additional Information

Service Status

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Open every day except Christmas Day

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

✔️ Services OK

🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE

Bowness ↻

✔️ Services OK
🚤 SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE from Bowness
Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻
✔️ Services OK

🕑: We are now running to our winter timetable. 📄: Download the PDF (1.5Mb)

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Access & Facilities

Disabled Access

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 to 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.

Concessions for Disabled Customers

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.

On-Board Facilities

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’. Where tickets are issued solely on behalf of, or combined with other attractions or operators, Windermere Lake Cruises Limited is acting as agent for the relevant attraction/operator in all cases.

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.

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.

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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

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