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Windermere Lake Cruises

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Address: Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
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+44 15394 43360
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Windermere Lake Cruises is a leading tourist attraction in the heart of the...

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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Well worth the money

We took trip from Bowness to Ambleside, approx. 75 mins round trip. Well worth the money, the staff are friendly, the boat is clean and comfortable, there is commentary, toilets... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two trips to Ambleside and back to Bowness today 20th February 2017. Both trips were provided with commentary and tourist information, broadcast live by the crews. On the whole this has the potential to enhance the experience, but it was marred on both occasions by the quality of the sound produced. It was almost impossible to decipher what was being... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Windermere Lake Cruises is an especially nice way to see the Lake and enjoy being on the water and seeing the lake area. Bowness-on-Windermere is the perfect place to begin and end your cruise.

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north wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took trip from Bowness to Ambleside, approx. 75 mins round trip. Well worth the money, the staff are friendly, the boat is clean and comfortable, there is commentary, toilets and drinks and snacks available to buy.

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Thank alisonNorthWales
birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very quick and easy to book these cruises, information and timetables easy to follow. (Only downside is not much time to make the most of the freedom of the lake due to short day timetables for the day. I was hoping to stay longer and cruise back later in the day) Guide on the boat was charasmatic and funny as... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took 3 adults 2 children and 2 dogs on this boat for a very reasonable price. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The grand children wanted to sit downstairs as it was cold and were very pleased to have a drink and some chocolate! We all enjoyed the journey listening to the commentary at certain points along... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fabulous boat trip today 😄 we all really enjoyed it. We got off at lakeside & went to the aquarium. I would highly recommend it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 very relaxing

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Thank Clairemacca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice boat ride. Terrible weather!!!! Will come back on a sunny day and less windy. Visibility was very bad 😬

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Thank Matt A
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The scenery is beautiful, however you do not see anymore than you would just standing on the edge of the bank. Really quite expensive at £14! For a 20mins sail. They spend time plugging the guide book and the bar. Very little about Windermere lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a couple of cruises available, we choose the trip to Ambleside. Comfortable boats but they are very popular and fill up quickly. Refreshments available during the trip, which takes 35 minutes each way. There is a walk from the landing stage into Ambleside of half a mile, or you can catch a shuttle. Maybe next time we stay... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our sedate cruise around the Lake absolutely beautiful surroundings. But the boats can get very crowded at times. We heard of complaints regarding large organised tour groups who took over certain cruises spoiling it for independent travellers.

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