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Keswick Launch on Derwentwater

29 Manor Park, Keswick CA12 4AB, England
017687 72263
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Ranked #6 of 9 activities in Keswick
Type: Boat Tours
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Picked up the launch at Keswick and got off at louder falls, lovely walk up the falls then a nice flat walk back to, Keswick, about 6k. Then back on the launch for a relaxing 50 min ride around the lake.

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice cruise, beautiful surroundings, with Skiddaw and Catbells. The cruise takes about 50 minutes, you can hop on and hop off on different sides off the lake.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A lovely way to see the views. You can get off at various locations around the lake if you want to do some walking. No commentary on the normal cruises but there is on the evening ones.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely trip on derwentwater. Comfortable boat, with wonderful staff. We were part of a tour and the lady welcomed us and was careful to ensure we alighted at the correct stop. Just the right length of time on the water as I've tried others that are too long. Plenty of stops and reasonable prices. Recommended.

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Nottingham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We hired a Kewsick Launch boat on our wedding day to take the wedding party out onto Derwent Water for an hours trip. The staff had allowed us to drop off champagne and beer the day before and they chilled it for us so we could use it for the speeches that we did on the boat. Everyone loved the... More

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London UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We combined a launch trip with a walk around Derwentwater. This allows you to walk as long as you like and pick up the boat at intermediate stops. A wonderful walk and delightful boat trip

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
20 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On a recent trip to the Lakes we headed straight to Keswick to get a boat trip in before checking into our accommodation at Ambleside. There's some fine scenery from the water with minimal commentary so a map's a useful companion. It's also a good idea not to sit too near the front (unless you have children with you) as... More

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Ex-Tyke-Baz
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This service offers a different perspective to Derwentwater, from the usual vistas at Surprise View, Catbells and Ashness Bridge. For me, I am thankful that there is no running commentary, after all, all that is needed is an OS map !! As it was, I found the apparently obligatory pre-recorded Health & Safety announcements rather loud and intrusive. The service... More

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United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went for this boat trip last week. The scenary was beautiful..but there was hardly any commentry about the stops or mountains that we could see from the boat.Most people on the boat came from far away places and wanted to know more about what they are passing through. I was under the impression that they will stop on all... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was a boat trip. On a lake. Took slightly less than an hour and didn't stop everywhere, because the lake was not full enough. It was fine

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