1. United Kingdom
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  3. Windermere
  4. Lake District

Windermere Cruise: Sail between Bowness and Ambleside

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This beautiful round trip from Bowness can be taken as a 70 minute non-landing cruise, or a 30 minute cruise each way. You may disembark at either Ambleside, Brockhole or Bowness Piers and return on a later boat, after enjoying the stunning scenery.
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Duration: 70 minutes
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  • Enjoy the northern basin of Windermere on this scenic cruise
  • Sit in all weather, either indoors or outdoors
  • Visit Brockhole, the Lake District National Park Visitors Centre from this cruise
  • Enjoy hot and cold drinks and snacks, available on-board
  • Listen to a fascinating commentary on the history, attractions and points of interest surrounding Windermere
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Step aboard and enjoy a cruise on England’s largest natural lake, Windermere.

Relax and enjoy the stunning Windermere scenery from on board the red cruise and find out more about the beautiful landscape, the lake’s fascinating history and its nature and wildlife.

Combine a cruise on traditional steamer ships and modern launches with walks, visitor attractions and picturesque Lakeland villages between Ambleside and Bowness

All boats are well-equipped for any weather with heated inner cabins, outdoor seating on a viewing deck, toilets and bar/café serving hot and cold drinks and refreshments.

This popular all-year round cruise (sailing 364 days) connects Bowness, Brockhole, Lake District Visitor Centre and Ambleside. This cruise is often considered the most scenic and offers stunning views across the Lakeland fells. This ticket allows you to break up the journey and disembark at each stop, explore the local area and then return on a later sailing.
Cruises depart frequently from both Ambleside and Bowness
  • Return cruise ticket
  • On-board commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks and snacks (available to purchase on-board)

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Meeting point

You can join the cruise at Bowness Pier, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ or Ambleside (Waterhead) Pier, Lake Road, Waterhead LA22 0EY

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The red cruise can be taken from Bowness Pier or Ambleside Pier (Waterhead). Both steamers and launches operate this service, please check our timetable for details. Launch services only will call in at Brockhole.
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Product ID: 177891