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Windermere Lake Cruises
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Windermere Lake Cruises is a leading tourist attraction in the heart of the Lake District on England's largest lake. Steamers and Launches sail daily throughout the year with Summer season connections for The Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Ambleside Pier, Ambleside LA22 0EY, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take the Windermere lake cruise right down to Lakeside it took about 90 minutes and the same on the return . Very informative driver of the boat . Coffees and teas are served with a choice of chocolate biscuits all at very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jimpendrigh
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise so much and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 8 November 2018

Needed a one way trip back to Ambleside and the boat cruise was the same price as the bus so we decided to have boat ride. It was very cold so you need to wrap up well and wear a hat. A clear crisp October...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie M
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted you had such an enjoyable experience and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 31 October 2018

So this was our first time visiting the lakes......we bought freedom tickets and the steam train and car museum tickets all together as you get them at discounted prices. We arrived at the lake just before lunch time. Had our steam train ride, the boarded...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul r
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your wow review and five star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise so much and we hope to welcome you aboard again one day.

Reviewed 24 October 2018

We booked Freedom of the Lakes tickets which we though were excellent value. We started our cruise at Lakeside as we could walk there from our hotel. We had a beautiful trip to Ambleside on the Tern, a lovely old vessel. Crew were excellent, timings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stilton5
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoyed our cruise and have recommended us. We hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Me and my girlfriend decided to take the cruise on a wet Saturday afternoon to Bowness. When we got our tickets we were treated by a unhelpful cashier who asked for help was curt and said "It's up to you". The cruise itself was good,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trex74
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review- we're sorry you didn't receive the high standard of customer service we usually expect from our ticket clerk. But we're very pleased the rest of your day went well. We hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 22 October 2018

Much enjoyed the trip from Bowness to Lakeside and back - about 40 minutes each way - where we stopped off for a sandwich and tea at the café by the pier. (Recommended!) The Lakeside area has an Aquarium and also a light railway to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lilyvictoria59
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Booked the 24 hour ticket which for £20.80 each gives unlimited trips for the duration. First day we did Ambleside to Bowness and pottered around Bowness before returning. Second morning we did Ambleside to Bowness then onto Lakeside. We stayed on the boat and did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Margaret J
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed both days out- thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you again

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I went on the walkers ticket which was a lovely lakeshors ealk and cruise. The walk is just over 4 miles and the biat takes you to the following locations: Wray Castle Ferry House Boweness Ambelside all on Lake Windermere Dogs are also welcome on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely and informative review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise and walk and hope to welcome you again one day

Reviewed 15 September 2018

This Lake is beautiful and such a treat to take a cruiser from one end to the other. Lakeside to Ambleside, 10.5 miles. An activity not to be missed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lakelover908
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise so much and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

A really nice evening and good value for money. Two and a half hours around the lake with an excellent cold buffet served, a choice of dessert and tea/coffee. Friendly and highly efficient staff aboard The Teal. Dogs can come and are free. The jazz...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larry G
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating of our Summer Evening Buffet cruise. We're delighted you enjoyed it so much and have recommended it. We hope you can come again next Summer!

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rachbd44
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Hello - thanks for your enquiry and for all your help Trip Advisors users! yes, dogs are welcome and travel free aboard all our services. Troutbeck is roughly halfway between Bowness and Ambleside so either location would... More
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