Coniston Boating Centre
Coniston Boating Centre
4.5
Boat HireStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Boat and bike hire on the shores of Coniston Water in the Lake District. Motor boats, rowing boats, paddle boards, kayaks, mountain bikes and electric fat-tyre bike to hire! With the Bluebird cafe offering drinks, snacks, lunches and ice creams, everything you need for a fun day out on the water.
Coniston, Cumbria, England

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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KennyCh2018
Guisborough, UK167 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This non event was a waste of time..... pur time! We turned up to get a boat only to see a notice "no sailings today" = we had checked the website before going and drove 20 odd miles each way! Annoyed ......
Written 1 October 2023
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PTW7
256 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We hired a motorboat with our dog. We had a lovely time! It was very relaxing. It was £30 for an hour which we thought was very reasonable.
Written 10 July 2023
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JED
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK92 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Great views and a good size lake to take a boat on. We got a motor boat and unfortunately it had no right steering so we quickly became ‘stuck’ unable to steer back towards the pier. But we rang the number provided and they answered straight away and we were towed back all within 5 mins or so! It was disappointing but they kindly offered us another boat for the full hour. The second boat naturally was a million times better and we could enjoy it a lot more. Dog friendly which made life easy for us with ours. Can’t knock the staff for sorting our issue straight away and would come back for a kayak to try something different. Great views of Coniston surrounding the lake too!
Written 30 June 2023
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djr39
Preston, UK172 contributions
Apr 2023
Family hired a motor boat for one hour and had a super time on the lake, taking in the wonderful views ( it was a sunny day in the lakes!).
Better to book in advance online but we were lucky and they had availability at the end of the day. Very reasonable charges, variety of durations for hires.
Really helpful staff, good safety briefing and fitting life jackets for adults and children.
Boats simple to use, spacious and comfortable.
The most relaxing way to view the lake shore and the mountains.
Ample pay and display parking, or a twenty minute walk from the village. Bluebird cafe nearby or ample areas and tables for picnics on site.
Written 7 April 2023
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Aky29
Dewsbury, UK24 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
We had a great rowing boat experience on the lake. What made the visit even more special was the customer service we received from the member of staff. I forgot to ask his name but he was excellent.

Rowing- much harder than it in looks when watching the Olympics but really great fun. It even started to rain a little but that didn’t dampen our experience.

Clue- he is the student in Leeds! Credit to the team.
Written 11 September 2022
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Bluebellbutterfly
Rugby, UK25 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Would recommend for boat/SUP/ Kayak hire can book in advance and on arrival busy but not too busy always able to get a spot to sit and relax on the shore and something to eat in the cafe. Hired a SUP for two hours and paddled to the other side of the lake, good for beginners as the lake is calm.
Written 29 August 2022
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phipps19
England16 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Beautiful place to go kayaking book in advance much quieter than Windermere and the little village has good places to eat
Written 8 August 2022
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Mark T
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Excellent afternoon learning to paddle board with my two sons. Harrison was a superb instructor. All equipment provided and in great condition. Beautiful lake to paddle board on.
Written 4 August 2022
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markbobhawkett
Yorkshire, UK34 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Electric motor boat with a retractable roof (just in case... Although not required this time). Kids love to hire these boats and have a go at the wheel, especially when the bigger boats create waves to ride! Staff lovely. Remember to book something different at Adventure 21 whilst you are in the area (they are superb also located a few steps from the boating centre).
Written 31 July 2022
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Chris P
London, UK59 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Good range of boats - singles, doubles, kayaks and canoes as well as SUPs. Better prices than Windermere lake outlets. Friendly staff but surprising there was no safety briefing, nor any information given (even on request) on good routes or destinations on the lake - just handed paddles and buoyancy aids and left to choose our own boat and go! Which in a way is refreshing but also surprising. Beautiful, peaceful lake but not permissible to land anywhere, apparently.
Written 30 July 2022
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