Yellow Cruise & Steam Train

Enjoy a half lake cruise with a nostalgic train journey.

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This cruise returns on 4 April 2020.

The Green Cruise only operates during our peak summer season (April - end of October) and isn't running at the moment.

The information below is for reference only and for booking tickets from 4 April 2020 onwards.

Starting from Bowness, enjoy a 90 minute circular cruise around the south of Lake Windermere with fantastic views across the wooded shoreline and distant Lakeland fells.

Split up your journey with a nostalgic trip on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway that offers beautiful views of the Levens Valley on this iconic historic railway.

Alternatively you may start from Lakeside and return from Bowness on any later boat. This ticket includes a return trip on Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway from our Lakeside Pier.

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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Train

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Train

Enjoy views from your carriage up to Lakeside; the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

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Book Your Cruise

Select a date to view prices and sailing times.

  • Save online with advance tickets on our main cruises (book by midnight the night before).
  • 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.


Train departures from Haverthwaite: 9:40* 10:45, 11:50, 13:00, 14:05, 15:10 and 16:15^

Train departures from Lakeside: 11:15, 12:30, 13:35, 14:40, 15:45, 16:50^ and 17:48*

^ This departure does not operate after 26 October.

* This departure operates 25 May to 31 May and 22 July to 30 August.

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

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Service Status


All our services are operating as schedule

🔴 Red Cruise (Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside → Bowness)

🟡 Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside) Weekends only in January

🔵 Islands Cruise (Bowness ↺)

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Winter closures in January 2020

January is one of the quietest months on and around Lake Windermere. We sail every day, but customers should be aware of the following restrictions:

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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.