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Address: Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 43360
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Description: Windermere Lake Cruises is a leading tourist attraction in the heart of...
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.
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We took the 45 minute boat trip around Windermere. We were able to take our dog on board at no cost. Nice to see all around the lake but it was very cold in March...

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We took the 45 minute boat trip around Windermere. We were able to take our dog on board at no cost. Nice to see all around the lake but it was very cold in March...

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. We're delighted you all, including your four-legged friend, enjoyed our islands cruise so much (in spite of the weather) and hope to welcome you back one day. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Freedom of the lakes , great way to see around the whole area. Various different types of cruise ie large travel ship and small tour with excellent narrator who expressed the history and surrounding with real enthusiasm

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating of our attraction. We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you aboard again one day soon. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Had fun on the cruise of the lake, with the 4 mile walk from Wray Castle to Bowness in between, alongside a beautiful lake. Highly recommended way to spend a day.

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

Many thanks for your fantastic review and we're very pleased you have highly recommended our Walkers ticket. Our walkers ticket will be operating every day now (28th March) until 1st November. Perhaps you will be able to visit us again? More 

Hemswell Cliff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

weather good for March, sat on top of boat, good views all round. Service very professional & organised. Would do it all over again, so beautiful

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

Thank you for a lovely review of our attraction. We're delighted you had such a pleasant experience and hope to welcome you back again one day in the future. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We arrived at the ticket office on a very wet Wednesday morning. I stood at the windows that was open whilst the staff member sat playing on his mobile phone. Eventually I was offered help, I asked about cruises and was told the prices,as I wanted to go to Lakeside when I asked about price I was told there was... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback and we’re sorry to hear that you didn't receive the best customer service on your recent visit. Our pier staff pride themselves in being informative and helpful, so it’s sad to hear that on this occasion the service you received was not up to the normal high standard. As you rightly point out there are some... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Enjoyed cruise from Ambleside to Lakeside, scenery excellent,staff helpful only spoilt after returning late to Ambleside 5. Mins late ,walk back to disabled carport and find wardens put ticket on disable marked van because we are 10 mins total late.Non sympathetic money grabbers spoilt a good day in the lakes.

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

Thank you for your lovely review of our attraction. We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise and found our staff helpful. Such a shame the parking ticket spoiled what otherwise was a great day out. More 

Lancashire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Very nice trip on a dreary February Saturday travelling from Bowness to Ambleside return. Well organised trip with some commentary along the way. The town of Ambleside is a good 15-20 minute walk from the lake, which we were aware of, but well worth a visit. The cruise charges are quite expensive in my opinion, but if you were to... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our attraction. We're very pleased you had a very nice day out despite the dreary weather and we hope to welcome you aboard again one day. More 

Widnes, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

February in The Lakes, wrap up and enjoy a trip on the water. The changing seasons offer a different vista, so in the winter with all of the leaves off the trees there is more to see along the shore line. The crew are polite and professional with a comentary picking out points of interest. Reasonably priced with a variety... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of our attraction.We're delighted with your postive comments including your kind remarks about our staff, finding our prices reasonable and a must-do! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos too. We do hope you will visit us again in the near future. More 

Cumbria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

A very wet and windy Sunday trip out on the boat leaving from Storrs' Hall wedding fayre. The staff on board were fantastic! Very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. My friend has booked one of the boats for her wedding in October, and the staff were very helpful explaining all of the timings etc. Drinks on board were welcomed, particularly due... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise and very much look forward to our involvement with your friend's wedding celebrations. We will most certainly aim to keep up the good work and look forward to seeing you all in October if not before!! More 

Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

All things nautical are like a magnet to me so since we two intrepid couples were in the are we had to sample the delights of a lake cruise on Windermere. But, forget any romantic visions of the sun glinting of the water or jostling for a place in the sun on the top deck. No, it was absolutely pouring... More 

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

Ahoy there!! Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating of our attraction. I approached reading this review with caution when I saw the title of your review! but we are all delighted you and your friends had a grand trip and a good hearty laugh aboard MV Swan in spite of the horrible weather outside! we hope... More 

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