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Windermere Lake Cruises

Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
+44 15394 43360
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Half-Day Windermere and Lake District winter tour
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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 & Haverthwaite Railway,Lake Aquarium, the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, Fell Foot Country park, Wray Castle and Ferry House (with connecting sevices for Hilltop and Hawkshead). Combined tickets are available. Windermere Lake Cruises offer more than a ferry service. We hold private charters, lunch cruises, buffet cruises, corporate hospitality, public sailings and group travel. The perfect all-weather attraction.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
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+44 15394 43360
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a return trip from Bowness to Ambleside, great value and beautiful views. We had a lovely commentary and it was an easy walk from the boat dock into Ambleside. I don’t know if you can book in advance this might be an idea...More

Thank Jayne O
Reviewed yesterday

November perhaps isn’t the best time to be out on the lake, but the weather wasn’t too cold, it was fine, and there wasn’t much wind. For a while, we sat on the upper deck of the boat from Ambleside to Windermere. Sadly, none of...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful time, even when it was raining. Boat is well designed for visibility if you have to be indoors, but it is especially wonderful to be outside. Whole operation is well organized and staff were excellent.

Thank Elizabeth S
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yes we enjoyed it There was a safety talk However not much information about the lake The driver was quite boring really

Thank smpc2
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on Miss Cumbria 3 around Lake Windermere The crew where very polite informative and friendly. The scenery was breath taking, we chose 70 minute tour our guide was full of information and great story teller. We had 10% discount voucher which our hotel...More

Thank Noel T
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're sorry our temporary glitch with the generator prevented you being able to purchase a hot drink but we were soon up and running again. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm certain I can't add anything that hasn't been said before about these lovely trips on the lake. We always take a lake cruise whenever we visit the area and we have never tired of the spectacular views and relaxing atmosphere on these trips.

Thank PaulSellers
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been on the boat numerous times over the years and can't complain Staff excellent And just love the trips on the lakes The one thing I don't like and people like me waiting in the queue and then a large party making there way to...More

Thank Murphymelling
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise - thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked on one of the last cruises of the day. I’d never been on the Windermere lake tour and was looking forward to it. It didn’t disappoint, the boat left on time and after the routine safety notice the skipper of the boat gave...More

Thank willandstacy2017
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here are all so helpful and friendly. We got great advice on the best ticket for us and times etc. Sailed from bowness to brockhole and on to Ambleside and every member of staff we met was super super lovely and helpful. Great...More

Thank time_for_tea_8022
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the Red Route cruise which goes to the north of the lake, and makes 2 stops, Brockhole and Ambleside. Good commentary on the way. We stopped at Ambleside for a look around the town which is very pretty. The town is about...More

Thank queenoftheallotments
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Jodie B
17 September 2017|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Thank you for your helpful answers everyone- as advised we do have lots of different cruise and ticket options. All our prices, description of the cruises and times can be found on the Cruise and Fares section of our website.
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Mark F
31 August 2017|
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Response from realdeal_9 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure where i booked they only offered 3 routes blue was 45 min long yellow 70 mins and red 90 min i think.we went on the blue cruise as was shortest time as i have young kids but it depends on what u want to see on... More
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Landback
24 August 2017|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome aboard all our vessels and they get to travel free- they even get their own special ticket!
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