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“First time” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises
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US$38.07*
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Winter Day Trip including a Lake Cruise in the Southern Lake District from...
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Owner description: 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.
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“First time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Took husband on the Windermere cruise as he had never been on before. He thourghly enjoyed it and was interested in the places the captain pointed out and the history behind them. Definately go on again and maybe go the opposite way next time.

Visited October 2013
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Windermere L, administrator at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review of our attraction. I'm so pleased your husband enjoyed his first trip. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

The view was nice, but it was more or less the same throughout the cruise. It was a point to point cruise, they didn't bring us to any special part of the lake. I would say that the rowing boat is more fun, and you would get to see more or less the same thing as you can row to any part of the lake.

Visited September 2013
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Windermere L, administrator at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Many thanks for your review. Its a shame you seem to think the view was the same but its the countryside-I'm not quite to sure what you were expecting. Everyone at WLC & thankfully the majority of our passengers think that each & every part of Windermere is special.
Although a rowing boat is great fun & offers a different perspective, I wouldnt think you could see as much & certainly not cover the distance our launches & steamers cover.
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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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“Family outing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Enjoyed our trip to Ambleside with all the family. It was lovely sunny day and a smooth ride. Nice to see our grandsons haing a good time.

Visited September 2013
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Windermere L, administrator at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review of our attraction- I'm so pleased the whole family had an enjoyable day out!
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Bingley
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“Relaxing trip, would like a bit more commentary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We chose the 45 min blue cruise to just get a taste of the lake cruising experience, and to give our feet a break after a lot of walking! The ticket staff were helpful without being overly pushy. Our cruise was early in the day so the boat wasn't overly busy and we didn't feel crammed on, the route was enjoyable with the fabulous views that you would expect, I would maybe like more commentary on some of the buildings etc. at the lake side but that could just be cause I'm nosey!

Visited October 2013
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Windermere L, administrator at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Many thanks for your lovely comments regarding our islands cruise & we'll take onboard (no pun intended!) your remarks regarding the commentary.
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Brampton, Cambs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

No trip to the Lakes is complete without a trip on Windermere Lake Cruises. There are plenty of choices to decide how long you want to be on the Lake and which way you wish to go.

Visited May 2013
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Windermere L, administrator at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review & 5-star rating of our attraction
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