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Steam Yacht Gondola

Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston LA21 8EW, England
+44 15394 32733
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Lake Coniston Trip

You can do either a head of the lake journey or full lake trip on the Steam Yacht Gondola. We did... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Fantastic experience despite bad weather

What an amazing mini adventure that felt like a step back through time. The gondola is well... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“lake cruise” (28 reviews)
“beautiful boat” (17 reviews)
“lovely trip” (22 reviews)
Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston LA21 8EW, England
+44 15394 32733
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

You can do either a head of the lake journey or full lake trip on the Steam Yacht Gondola. We did the head of the lake as we wanted to combine it with a walk to Tarn Hows. The commentary on the gondola was excellent...More

2  Thank moliere19
Reviewed 29 September 2017

What an amazing mini adventure that felt like a step back through time. The gondola is well maintained with period inspired seating. We pre booked cream teas that were delivered in picnic baskets and placed on little wooden tables and we were fortunate that the...More

1  Thank jenningsd
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Booked the full cruise, picked the best day of the week, the sun was shining and you could see the tops of the fells for the first time in the week, very smooth , informitive commentary, the inside cabin has been refurbished and looks very...More

1  Thank philipc59
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Weather wasnt good but a very smooth ride as its steam.Lovely experience and a must do when in the area.Some people had pre ordered cream teas and these were given out placed on portable wooden tables.Not much room once they were out. A quick stop...More

2  Thank flyinghigh1000
Reviewed 24 September 2017

As members of the Nat Trust, we prebooked our ticket for the Steamboat ride. The boat is very special and superbly maintained with lovely indoor seating accommodation. The crew are very amenable and talk with enthusiasm about the boat and it's history. A most enjoyable...More

1  Thank Smudger160
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Multi choice trips on the Gondola: long, short and two stage trips available. I was amazed that the Gondola could carry 86 passengers. Also the steam engine produced twelve horse power without any coal: instead is used ultra clean sawdust briquettes. We chose to disembark...More

1  Thank Steve D
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We spent a weekend away in the Lake District and we were advised to visit Coniston Water and enjoy a ride on the Steam Yacht Gondola. We were fortunate enough to have a sunny day, so we decided to enjoy the full trip, which took...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Went yesterday and absolutely loved it from start to finish, the boat is so grand and I couldn't believe how smooth it travelled the lake was slightly choppy and the boat just glided through the water. The commentary was excellent, it had just stopped raining...More

1  Thank Christine B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Went on the Gondola last week. Weather was not good so stayed inside apart from the captain letting me have a steer!! Very quiet and smooth ride and good commentary. A tad expensive for the afternoon cruise but worth it once.

2  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Steam Boat Gondola has an interesting history as a early Victorian Boat it has lived and nearly died over about 150 years. You travel through history on a voyage across Coniston and can even order a lunch which comes in a elegant basket with champagne...More

1  Thank Johntherunner
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19 May 2017|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
A full lake tour I believe is £20.50 per person less 10% for national trust members. Head of the lake only is £11 less the 10%. Sorry cannot help with the timing once you get off part way round. It is best to pre book.
1 May 2017|
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Response from sue a | Reviewed this property |
We took the dog, they are only allowed on outside decks.
1 May 2017|
Response from syadams86 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.