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Yellow Cruise & Steam Train

Enjoy a half lake cruise with a nostalgic train journey.

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THIS CRUISE HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE YELLOW CRUISE & STEAM TRAIN
(WITH ALLOCATED SEATING DURING COVID-19)

To maintain social-distancing and keep everyone on board safe, we've changed this cruise with:
✔️ Social-distancing ✔️ Ticketed seating ✔️ More space to enjoy the views ✔️ Enhanced cleaning

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THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY - WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RESUME A 'NORMAL' YELLOW CRUISE / STEAM SERVICE SOON.

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.

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 4th April 2020 until Sunday 1st November 2020)

  • Prices below are return fares
Adults Children Families
£18.20£10.30£51.60

Additional Information

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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Additional Information

Service Status

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TODAY

✔️ Scenic cruises - all operating as normal

Red Cruise
(Bowness ↔ Ambleside), Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside) & Islands Cruise (Bowness ↺)

⚠️ We're doing things differently to keep everyone safe. More information >


✔️ Self-drive boat hire (Socially-distanced, of course)

Book your boat now for 1 or 2 hours from Bowness (Beach), Bowness (Dock) or Ambleside (Waterhead).

⚠️ We're doing things differently to keep everyone safe. More information >


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⚠ SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER / SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER

Strong wind and heavy rain is forecast that may cause problems for our scenic cruises and self-drive boat hire.
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Keep checking back to this Service Status page for more up-to-date information


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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.

Yellow Cruise, Motor Museum & Steam Train

Yellow Cruise, Motor Museum & Steam Train

Join the boat at Bowness and sail south to Lakeside Pier, convenient for the steam railway and a visit to the motor museum via free shuttle bus.

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Yellow Cruise, Aquarium & Steam Train

Yellow Cruise, Aquarium & Steam Train

Combine a scenic cruise on the southern half of Windermere with a trip to two local attractions at Lakeside Pier.

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Freedom Of The Lake & Steam Train

Freedom Of The Lake & Steam Train

Our best value cruise ticket is valid on all scheduled sailings (includes blue, red, yellow and green cruises) for a period of 24 hours. Includes a return trip on Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway.

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