Windermere Lake Cruises

Price guide: Mid-range

Glebe Road , Bowness-on-windermere , Cumbria , LA23 3HE

Price guide: Mid-range

Lakeside Pier, Windermere Lake Cruises
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By David Atkinson, your Windermere expert

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#1 of 5
expert-rated things to do in Windermere
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation, Sightseeing

Best for First-time visitors - Expert review of Windermere Lake Cruises

The quintessential Lakes experience.

The best way to explore the Lakes is on the water. Both the Keswick and Coniston launches offer water-bound cruises but this Bowness-based operation is the daddy of them all.

The four colour-coded cruises combine the best of the views with a practical means to connect between major Lakeland hubs.

Price advice: 

Cruises from £6.75; children aged 5-15 £3.40; under fives free.

Check out the the array of combination tickets – see website link above for details.

Particularly good value is the Freedo of the Lakes Pass.

Under fives and children travel free.

Expert tips: 
Save the queues at the pier-side ticket office, you can now book online in advance.
High-season cruises can get crowded but off-season offers the best of the views.
Ditch the car – the cruise is a surprisingly good way to get around the key attractions on a short trip.

More information on Windermere Lake Cruises:

Price guide:
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Glebe Road , Bowness-on-windermere , Cumbria , LA23 3HE
+44 1539 443360
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Services operate year round – weather depending – with reduced sailings November to March.
Free tags / Keywords:
Lake cruising

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