Windermere Lake Cruises

Attractions in Bowness-on-Windermere,


Windermere Lake Cruises


Welcome to Windermere Lake Cruises - the most popular attraction in Cumbria. Windermere is England’s largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours - or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with our fantastic Freedom of the Lake ticket. No matter where you start your journey, be it Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside the spectacular voyage gives the traveller magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands. Add to this the opportunity to break your journey with some fantastic local attractions and you have the makings of a perfect day out.


All over the UK there are many boat tour operators and all have something very special to offer, and in some very special places. But I have to say Windermere Lake Cruises are the leaders in their field, and in one of the UKs premier locations. Their boats have been carrying passengers on the lake for many years, and on days where weather has played a part in the Lake District's tourism industry, when some attractions may close, you will still see Windermere Lake Cruises doing what they do so well. With a few different routes to be taken, my own personal recommendation would be the ‘Freedom of the Lake' ticket . Although this ticket is a little bit more expensive, it is worth a few extra pounds to have unlimited travel for the day on all three varied routes on offer.I love all three routes, so I cannot comment on which one is best!

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Contact Us

Winander House, , Glebe Road,,
Bowness-on-Windermere,, Cumbria , LA23 3HE

015394 43360



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