A couple about to board a steamer from Bowness Pier as part of the Silver Sailor Scheme.

‘Silver Sailors’ offered 75% off with Windermere Lake Cruises

Published: 5th September 2018

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Please note this is an archived press release from September 2018. It is for information only.

How does 24 hours of unlimited cruising on Windermere sound, along with a visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum and a trip on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway - all for less than £12.50?

That’s exactly what’s on offer for local people from across Cumbria and North Lancashire who are aged over 60 years old this autumn, who are being offered the chance to enjoy a trip with Windermere Lake Cruises at a massive discount on the regular ticket price.

On every Friday throughout September and October 2018, ‘silver sailors’ can enjoy the beauty of England’s longest lake from onboard one of Windermere Lake Cruises ‘steamers’, for just a quarter of the usual fee; £5.20 for a famous “Freedom of the Lake” ticket.

The 75% discount offer for a cruise on the lake is open to over 60s who live locally in postcode areas beginning with either LA or CA – with other special offers also including the nearby attractions listed in the table below.

Furthermore, every over-60 visitor from the local area can also bring a local friend of any age too; and are welcome to enjoy the following discounts offered by other nearby attractions:


Normal price

Local pensioner price

Windermere Lake Cruises Freedom of the Lake ticket (24hrs boat travel)



Windermere Lake Cruises Yellow Cruise or Red Cruise ticket

£11.80 / £11.30


Lakeland Motor Museum Adult entry Visit website >



Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway



All people need to do to qualify for the Friday discounts offer, is simply present proof of age and residency when booking.

Tickets can be purchased from any Windermere Lake Cruises booking office, located at Bowness Pier, Lakeside Pier and Ambleside (Waterhead) Pier. They can also be bought at the offices of the Lakeland Motor Museum and from the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

It’s not just a cruise on the water that the over-60s and their friends will be able to enjoy though: With a total of six jetties along the lake, visitors can also stop off at beauty spots including Wray Castle and the Lake District Visitors Centre at Brockhole - which both offer plenty of room for the grandchildren to burn off some energy, with the added bonus of under-5s travelling for free.

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