Yellow Cruise & Motor Museum

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

Join the boat at Bowness and sail south to Lakeside. On arrival at Lakeside, a shuttle bus will be waiting to transfer you to the Motor Museum (Bus transfer 5 mins approx)*. Alternatively your journey may start and finish at Lakeside or the Museum.

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Limited shuttle bus service

Outside of our peak season (October - Easter) we offer a limited shuttle bus service from Lakeside Pier to Lakeland Motor Museum.

  • Weekends only throughout October 2018 - Easter 2019
  • Daily service between 26 December 2018 - 4 January 2019
  • Daily service between 16 February - 24 February 2019

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Monday 29th October 2018 until Friday 05th April 2019)

  • Prices below are return fares
  • Book a ticket in advance by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.
  • Tickets for today must be purchased at one of our booking offices
Valid for children aged 5 - 15. Under 5's travel free.
Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and 3 children.

Additional Information

  • Well behaved dogs travel free and are welcome in all areas of the museum (except in the Cafe area).
  • Yellow Cruise does not operate Monday to Friday between 8 January and 2 February 2018.
  • 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.
  • Buy online & get over £40 worth of discount vouchers to use at local businesses.
Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum

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

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Book Your Cruise

Select a date to view prices and sailing times.

  • Save online by booking in advance.
  • 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.


Todays sailings from Bowness

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Todays sailings from Lakeside

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Additional Information

Service Status


All our services are operating as normal as per our winter timetable:

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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.