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Good people for a good time

We hired a rowing boat, kayaks and a motor boat over the course of a week ...very efficient company... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
David & Kat... P
Framlingham, United Kingdom
Motor boat hire: Coniston water

What a great way to spend an hour with the kids. Boats easy to drive and kids loved steering them... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Kinross, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Coniston is absolutely stunning and less busy than the other lakes. We rented an electric motorboat for 2 hours. Staff I have to report left a lot to be desired. 2 lads that checked us in took no name or contact details and were busy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We hired a rowing boat, kayaks and a motor boat over the course of a week ...very efficient company with good boats on a lovely lake

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David & Kat... P
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

What a great way to spend an hour with the kids. Boats easy to drive and kids loved steering them. Great way to see the lake and only slightly more than paying for the steamer. Great way to relax and see the lake

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Hired a small electric boat for a hour. Having the boat to ourselves, being able to go anywhere we like. Very peaceful and scenic trip, recommend taking a picnic as we did. Great way of personally traveling across the water at your leisure. Dog friendly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stuartwilko86
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Really glad to get out on the lake on a beautiful day. Was a bit pricey. £40 for an hour. Boat looked great........ ......sadly it was electric. So slow it was unbelievable Geoff!! As a result the steering and overall handling was dreadful. The scenery...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tireejuniors
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The dinghy offered is a Hawk 20, a large and stable day sailer. It has no cabin so you are exposed to the elements but it is a joy to sail, comfortable, sturdy and safe. Very friendly staff and a great handover.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Charlotte N
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The best way to enjoy the lakes would be to ride on your own boat, but not everyone is so lucky and Coniston boating service comes to our rescue. Hire a boat of self ride and you wont regret the experience, if the weather is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank columbus0909
Reviewed 20 August 2018

He hired an electric boat for 2 hours for 6 of us (and a dog). The kids loved it when it got abit choppy! We took a picnic on and ate it as we were explored the length of Coniston. Very nice boats and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank markbobhawkett
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The sun came out and so we hired a boat What a laugh Lovely scenery Was choppy at 6 miles per hour Made you think what it would be like at 300mph in Bluebird

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 603ross
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Booked online, turned up and off we went for 2 hours. Great scenery. We felt it was good value for four of us.

Date of experience: August 2018
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29 May 2018|
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Response from laurenbH9960JQ | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, you’d have to enquire directly! Sorry!
4 January 2018|
Response from Simon W | Reviewed this property |
It would appear to be open from 10-4 every day for boat and bike hire, but it might be worth phoning to check if travelling specially.
13 August 2017|
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Response from Tracy B | Reviewed this property |
Hi we saw a number of people hiring various and none had wet suits