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Windermere Lake Cruises

Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
+44 15394 43360
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

great experience you must do while visiting the lakes staff are great .cruise in any weather or anytime of the year ,i bought a freedom of the lake ticket with train ride included it gave me 24 hours to use the lake on any sailing ,although i do think it is getting a bit expenisve now but worth doing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice relaxing trip on Lake Windemere, good value and well worth going on if you enjoy great scenery. Would like to go again.

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northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband booked a jazz cruise for my birthday, it was perfect. Staff 100% food great, band great, overall fantastic .

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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We got the boat from Ambleside to Bowness, it was a bit of an overcast day so we sat on the top deck under the shelter for most of it but did venture outside to get a better look at some of the lovely big houses you see along the way. Had a pint on the way back which was... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We boarded a lake Cruise to take us to Fell Foot Park and save us the drive. We all had a lovely time, us older ones enjoyed the views whilst the kids just soaked up the experience. Great Value and a must if visiting the area.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Me and my family recently went to the lakes during the week as school was on strike. I have been quite often before but its always been in holiday time or at weekends so at can get busy at these times. This time when we went it was a Thursday and it was so relaxing and the staff are always... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

There are many countries where Lake or river trips are available but not many where the vessels are 75 years old. we did the Lakeside trip including the steam train journey. There is plenty to see on the coastline and the commentary understated but informative. We had fabulous weather so it could not have been better. There appeared to be... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a combination ticket which included the steam train from Haverthwaite to Lakeside, where you got off the train and walked to the end of the platform to catch the boat called Swan. This boat seats a lot of people and there are two decks, upper and lower where you can buy refreshments, sandwiches and small gifts. It was... More

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review of our attraction and combined train/boat ticket. We hope you can join us again soon. More

Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went on the last "blue" cruise of the night. This was a 45 minute trip which was long enough with 2 kids. The guide was excellent and gave us lots of history. We thoroughly enjoyed out trip out and would do it again!

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fabulous review of our blue cruise and five star rating rating. We're very pleased the whole family enjoyed the cruise and hope to welcome you aboard again soon. More

Soldeu, Andorra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent evening in wonderful weather. The cruise took us from bowness to lakeside and back to Ambleside before heading back to Bowness, the food was much better than expected with a good buffet selection of salads and home made desserts. The band played lots of jazz and old favourites. A highlight of our holiday in the lakes.

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review of our Summer Evening Buffet cruise. We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise and delighted to read it was the highlight of your holiday! More

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