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Windermere Lake Cruises

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Address: Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 43360
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Windermere Lake Cruises is a leading tourist attraction in the heart of the...

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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Went on the 45 minute cruise and was pleasantly surprised. The tour operator was pleasant and informative and we dropped lucky with the weather. It came to £15 for us both and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Becky C
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on the 45 minute cruise and was pleasantly surprised. The tour operator was pleasant and informative and we dropped lucky with the weather. It came to £15 for us both and the views were spectacular. Highly recommend.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we have been on the cruise now and didn't disappoint on this occasion made even better with the excellent weather. We jumped off at Ambleside for a walk round and jumped back on. Great for photos and very helpful staff.

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

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back one day. More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked the Santa Cruise for our granddaughters - magical. Will be booking again for Christmas 2016. Definitely recommend.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, recommendation and five star review. We're delighted you and your grandchildren enjoyed our Santa Cruise so much and look forward to welcoming you all again this year. More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Something you have to do in Windermere is take a cruise on the lake while your there. The guides are full of info. Although it was quite cold they have all the facilities. Including hot drinks or wine if you'd prefer

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

We're so pleased you enjoyed your cruise. Thank you for your lovely comments and five star review. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect attraction in a perfect location. We took advantage of their 48 hour freedom of the lake pass and weren't disappointed. Their service was punctual, friendly and informative - adding a bit of jaunt to the jauntiness of our cruises where necessary. Reasonable prices and good pickup / drop-off points. All aboard for adventure 😀

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

We certainly couldn't ask for a more perfect review! Thank you for your wonderful comments and five star review. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise so much and hope to welcome you on your adventures again one day! More 

York, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very windy day so the cruisees available were limited to the short cruse. This,hoever, didn't spoil our enjoyment the staff were attentive and the boats nice and warm. The boats captain gave good informative commentary which greatly enhanced the tour. Worth a trip.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted you didn't let the inclement weather put you off and enjoyed our cruise so much. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from to Windermere via the boat which was relaxing and a nice way to take in the views with a few facts from the driver! It was also helpful to get the boat to Windermere as it is very busy so convenient not to have the car! There is a little tuck shop on board where you can... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review and sound advice! We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise so much and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely cruise on the red route, well organised and informative, lovely views and relaxing way to pass a few hours. We decided to do the round trip but you can Get off at Ambleside and one other stop then get back on a later boat. Boat was lovely and warm under cover and has a snack bar we... 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 so much and hope to welcome you back one day. More 

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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped up for the day and it was very quite and decided to do a boat tour it was fantastic and great fun highly recommend and the kids loves it. Wasn't that expensive either

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

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're delighted you and your family had an enjoyable cruise. Thanks for the high recommendations. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a leisurely trip down from Bowness to Lakeside and back. Plenty of snow to compliment the views. So great to see everything up and running after the floods x

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

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your cruise and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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