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  1. United Kingdom
  2. North West England
  3. Windermere
  4. Lake District

Windermere Cruise: Sail between Bowness and Lakeside

Product ID: 178898
Enjoy a cruise on Windermere, England's largest natural lake. Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery from on board a boat. Find out more about the beautiful landscape, the lake's fascinating history, and the surrounding nature and wildlife.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Listen to fascinating commentary on the history of Windermere and the surrounding area
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Lake District
  • Relax with refreshments from the on board bar
Full description
Cruise between Lakeside and Bowness on both traditional steamer ships and modern launches. This beautiful tour from Bowness can be taken as a 90-minute non-stop cruise, or a 40-minute single journey each way. You may disembark at either Lakeside or Bowness Piers and return on a later boat. Each cruise includes commentary. The tour can be combined with walks, visitor attractions, and stops at picturesque Lakeland villages.
All boats are equipped for any weather, with heated indoor cabins, outdoor seating on a viewing deck, toilets, and bar serving hot and cold drinks and other refreshments. This popular cruise connects Bowness and Lakeside, and can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

This ticket allows you to break up your journey and explore the local area. Disembark at each stop, and continue your cruise on a later boat. Choose to visit attractions such as the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway or the Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside. Another popular attraction is the World of Beatrix Potter, located in the village of Bowness. Cruises depart frequently from both Lakeside and Bowness.
  • Return cruise ticket
  • On board commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks and snacks (can be purchased on board)
  • Entrance to attractions

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You can join the cruise at Bowness Pier, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ or Lakeside Pier, Lakeside, Ulverston LA12 8AS

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Important information
Know before you go
• The yellow cruise can be taken from Bowness Pier or Lakeside Pier
• Both steamers and launches operate this service
• Please check the tour supplier's timetable for details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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January 6, 2020

November 28, 2019

A great day, beautiful views and a great way to relax in interesting scenery. A unique way to spend the day

September 8, 2019

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Windermere Lake Cruises

Product ID: 178898