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Keswick Launch on Derwentwater

29 Manor Park, Keswick CA12 4AB, England
017687 72263
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Ranked #14 of 23 Activities in Keswick
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure

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manchester
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

No Christmas would be complete without our annual trip on the Santa boat trip - not disappointed this year either - lovely festive atmosphere and kids loved Santa all on the stunning lake that is Derwent Water, what more could you ask for.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The trip on the lake is ideal if you want to get off and go for a walk and then be picked up again after your walk. The trip itself is relaxing and very enjoyable plus the spectacular views. Staff are great and friendly.

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Oxford
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A trip to the Lake District wouldn't be complete without a tour of at least one of the lakes and a boat trip was a wonderful way to get a different perspective of the scenery and the gorgeous houses dotted around the lakeside. The trip took 50 minutes for the full lake tour although you could get off at different... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went on a lovely trip around lake Derwent on an old fashioned launch. Very calming and under £20.

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Wigton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went on the Keswick Launch today round Derwent Water, excellent experience and value for money. Beautiful autumn views and a great way to see the scenery. However I'd be interested to know if the assistant on board is there to just tie up the vessel and sell tickets? He sat a metre from the place where an old lady, children,... More 

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York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Thanks to the captain and crew of the Keswick Launch for making a great day out for us. 4 adults and 4 children had a fantastic trip around Derwent water, spectacular views, and relaxed pace made for a great day out hopping on and off was no problem as long as you told the team when and where you wanted... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We used the launch to get across to cat bells for the start of our walk and also took a tour around the lake, a wonderful way to relax

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Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I paid for the cruise and got on the boat. I had read that the boat stops at several jetty's so you can hop on and off, and I had planned to do this to see more of the area. However the boat only stopped at one, when I asked why they had not stopped at the... More 

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Comox, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A most enjoyable tour of the lake, and a great way to experience the views of the surrounding fells. |The ability to hop on and hop off at the different stops, allowed us to explore the different locations. and at one point hike the trail beneath Cat Bells to the next stop.

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Blackburn, Lancs
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a good service giving you the chance to visit Keswick or other destinations around the lake without taking the car and finding parking.

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