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“The best way to explore the lake” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire

Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Self Drive Electric boat hire on Windermere, England's Largest lake. Our fleet of 15 Electric hire boats are the perfect way of seeing Lake Windemere. Escape the crowds and enjoy Lake Windermere from the comfort of your own boat. Our boats are very quiet and extremely easy to operate, hire the boat for an hour, half day or full day and bask in the beauty of Windermere's breathtaking scenery. Boats are licensed up to 8 persons, children go free and dogs are more than welcome.
Swansea, United Kingdom
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“The best way to explore the lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

Explore any part of the lake for as long as you like, take your time and enjoy the ride. We hired a boat for three hours which was plenty, £68 in total but money well spent. Quite large boats for hire with cabins so nothing to worry about if the weather turns and nice and stable for any land lovers. You can walk / move around to take pictures or stretch your legs. You can even tie up and get off some where else. Highly recommended when in Windermere.

Visited August 2013
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

We booked our boat the day before we arrived as we knew it was going to be a busy day at Windermere. There was a slight issue with our boat being brought back late so we got on it finally an hour later which meant we had to cut down our time on it but this didn't ruin the afternoon.

The boat was clean and tidy, very easy to drive. Overall we had an amazing day out in the lovely sunshine. We didn't stop off anywhere on the lake, just sailed around for three hours which was lovely and relaxing.

The only issue we had was finding somewhere to park, make sure you leave plenty of time to find a parking space if its a nice day.

Visited July 2013
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Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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“A Ride Across a Magical Lake in England”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

Out first stop on our tour of Englan in Aug. '12 (after we left London) was to Windemere in the Lake District. A short and very interesting walk to Bowness-on.Windemere was a real addition to our trip to the area. From the Marina one can charter a number of excursions and short-cuts around and over this beautiful lake. We chose to cross the lake to the dock that connected us with a shuttle that took us up to Hill Top Farm. This was the cottage where Beautrix Potter lived. The view was fantastic. The Marina offers many other options to avoid the narrow and winding lanes around the lake. The services are many and nearby are number of shops and eating establishments.

Visited August 2012
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