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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 2013
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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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We used the boat hire part of Windermere Lake Cruises, and we had an excellent hour out on the lake. You can rent a motor boat for £23 an hour, and in the afternoon on a sunny April weekday during the holidays we only waited around 5-10 minutes for a boat. Their boats are incredibly simple to drive and you... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We did the blue cruise which was a half-tour of Windermere. Interesting commentary but the skipper wasn't the happiest of souls. I appreciate that he does it day in, day out and is probably sick of the sound of his own voice but we're not. More smiles please next time. It was a bit of a struggle hearing what he... More

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Devon
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We did the green cruise from Ambleside to Wray Castle to Brockhole & back. Clean boat, interesting commentary, good value, plenty of regular sailings to hop on & off. Great views too!

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

Many thanks for your lovely review & five star rating of our attraction. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We spent a whole day on these cruises which were great value for money and very informative. The staff were friendly and talkative. The weather wasn't great but we still really enjoyed it. Very relaxing, the scenery is breathtaking. We took a break in the information centre cafe (think it is called Bluebird) just over the road, but they do... More

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Many thanks for your lovely review & five star rating of our Attraction. More

York, England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Made the full round trip on the first day of the summer season, but in awful weather. We found it to be a very relaxing, enjoyable way to see the lake. Our outward journey was on mv Teal and it was much bigger than I expected with 3 decks, including a full bar service. Commentary was interesting without being too... More

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review & five star rating of our attraction!! More

Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Visited Lake Windermere 1st April.A lovely sail from Bowness to Ambleside and back.£10 each.We sat on top,weather pleasant.Very busy but plenty of boats sailing.The big boats were not running till the weekend but this one was good enough.The boat sailed past Wray Castle,owned by the National Trust,on the way back,dropping off walkers who wanted to walk back to Bowness via... More

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review & five star rating. Just to advise all readers, the Steamers are all sailing every day now until 2nd Nov 2014. More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great way to see the lake,take a cruise, learn about the lake and its history,the various islands etc choice of several routes to take,we went to Ambleside, walked from the dock into Ambleside and then went on a walk. cruise back is very relaxing even though boat was packed full, be wary what time you intend to get a boat... More

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Many thanks for your lovely review & five star rating of our attraction. More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Not expensive, children under 5 are free. Boats are nice and clean. Dogs allowed on which not great when two pit bulls. But other than that I would recommend.

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

Many thanks for your review & your positive comments & recommendations. All well behaved dogs are welcome aboard our boats & are expected to be kept on a lead & under control by their owners. The lucky pooches even get to travel free! But there's plenty of room for non-canine lovers to sit in a different area if they prefer. More

Bedford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I arranged for a return cruise trip from Ambleside to Bowness for her parents, as part of their 65th Wedding Anniversary celebration. It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip, made all the better by the tremendous friendly help by everyone from Windermere Lake Cruises.

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review & five star rating of our attraction. Many Happy Returns & Best Wishes to your in-laws on such an auspicious occasion! More

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Try to get over to the lakes a couple of times a year particularly to the Windermere area no visit would be complete without a return trip form Ambleside to Bowness and at only £10 a ticket extremely good value

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