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Windermere Lake Cruises

Winander House, Glebe Road, BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE, LA23 3HE

Step aboard the most popular boats in the Lake District. Relax and enjoy the stunning Windermere scenery. Combine a cruise on traditional 'steamers; and modern launches with walks, visitorattractions and Lakeland villages.Windermere Lake Cruises operates over 100 daily scheduled sailings on the lake at the height of the summer and they vary between 30 minutes and 90 minutes. Popular cruises connect Bowness, Brockhole and Ambleside (Red Cruise) and offer stunning views across the Lakeland fells. All cruise tickets allow you to break up the journey and disembark at each stop, explore the local area and then return on a later sailing. Pick the Yellow Cruise to explore the southern half of Windermere with regular sailings between Bowness and Lakeside, ideal for visiting Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakes Aquarium and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway. The seasonal Green Cruise allows visitors to travel across to the quiet western shore and explore Wray Castle in a traditional wooden launch. If you're stuck for time or want to sample the sights and sounds of Windermere, hop on the Blue (Islands) Cruise from Bowness. This 45 minute circular cruise includes a fascinating commentary on the history of England's largest natural lake.

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£3.20-£31.95. Most popular cruise is the 70 min Red Cruise £10.50 (ch 5-15 £6.30) Family (2ad+3ch) £30

Opening times

Some cruises only operate in the summer months (Etr-end Oct), but there are cruises on offer every day except 25 Dec
Average visit 2.5hrs




Dogs allowed all areas.


Partly accessible. The most accessible vessels are the steamers with easy flat access from pier to boat. The toilets are a few steps down from the main cabin

Windermere Lake Cruises
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M6 junct 36, follow signs for south Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises A590 to Lakeside, A591 for Bowness and Ambleside

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