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Discover the beauty of Lake Windermere at your own pace, safely in your own space.

Discover the beauty of Lake Windermere at your own pace, safely in your own space.

Self Drive Motor Boat Hire

Explore Windermere at your own pace with the hire of your own motor boat

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COVID-19 Re-opening

Motor boats can be hired from now until 12 July inclusive as we trial our new 'socially-distanced' service. More dates will be added if it proves popular.

✔️Online booking only | ✔️Staggered departures | ✔️Deep cleaning | ✔️Quarantined buoyancy aids. Find out more >

Hire a boat from Bowness Beach/Dock for 1 or 2 hour sessions

  • No boating experience is necessary as we provide full safety instructions, a sailing guide to the lake and buoyancy aids for everyone on board. If you get into trouble at any time, our safety boat will come to your rescue.
  • Our boats can be hired for 1 or 2 hours.
  • Contact-less hiring experience in line with social distancing guidelines.

📄 Download full price list for 1-6 passengers (PDF) | 🛒 BOOK NOW

A luxury motor boat heading out to explore Windermere

Luxury Motor Boats

Our range of quiet electric self-drive boats available at Bowness Beach & Dock (both within 200m of Bowness Pier) are a great way for you and your family to explore Windermere in comfort.

  • Maximum 6 people (1 person must be over 18).
  • Comfy padded seating.
  • Rollback roof for all weathers.
  • Quiet electric engine and easy to drive.
  • Accompanied children under 16 go FREE.
CostPer extra adultUnder 16s
One hour hire (1 or 2 adults)£35£6FREE
Two hour hire (1 or 2 adults)£58£4FREE


📄 For more hire options and prices, please see our fact sheet. | 🛒 BOOK NOW

Luxury Motor Boat

Luxury Motor Boat

With a quiet, electric motor these easy-to-drive boats are a great way to explore the northern half of Lake Windermere.

📷 View our gallery of self-drive boats

📷 View the interior in our 360° VR tour

If you wish to book, please select a date in the sidebar.

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