Windermere Lake Cruises

Address: Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1539 443360

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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

Ditch the car – the cruise is a surprisingly good way to get around the key attractions on a short trip.

High-season cruises can get crowded but off-season offers the best of the views.

Save the queues at the pier-side ticket office, you can now book online in advance.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature / wildlife