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Windermere Lake Cruises

Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
+44 15394 43360
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Nice little day out

We took the lake cruise to Ambleside and had a wander round before heading back over. Nice little... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
KimLMc
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A Lovely Trip

Took the Red Line. Nice clean and safe boats with experienced and friendly crew. Good range of... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2016
Oscarwildetime
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We took the lake cruise to Ambleside and had a wander round before heading back over. Nice little day out and the views crossing the lake are just absolutely incredible!

Thank KimLMc
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2016

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

Reviewed October 10, 2016

Took the Red Line. Nice clean and safe boats with experienced and friendly crew. Good range of drinks and snacks on board. Weather was perfect and the trip was both interesting and excellent value. A great way to see the lake.

Thank Oscarwildetime
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise and hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

These lake cruises are a real treat,except for the rather dreary spiel from the prerecorded commentary over the p.a. system. All the big cruise boats have history and appear to be well maintained and feel safe. Very enjoyable couple of hours afloat.

Thank David B
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2016

We're pleased you had a very enjoyable couple of hours on our cruises. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed October 8, 2016

A very pleasant cruise up the lake. There are three different cruised which are colour coded we took the yellow cruise which is the longest and you can get off and walk around at Lakeside before getting on another boat for the return trip. You...More

Thank Doug R
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2016

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

Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Took the red cruise from Bowness to Ambleside where we got off and walked the mile (nearly) into town. Had lunch and explored the shops then wandered back and got boat back to Ambleside. Boats were v frequent and reasonably priced - made for a...More

Thank Loulourose66
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2016

We're delighted to read you enjoyed the cruise so much and had a lovely afternoon. Thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed October 6, 2016

take a cruise on one of the boats, take a picnic and maybe have a glass of wine or two, relax, unwind, and just enjoy the trip. Up on deck is the best, you can take in all the scenery and get the best view...More

Thank Paula H
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2016

Wonderful advice! thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoyed the day and hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed travelling around destinations on the cruises, clean tidy and staff very very friendly & helpful

Thank vee76vee
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoyed the day and hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed October 5, 2016

Myself partner and 2 jack Russell terriers have to come home from completing the lakeside walk and cruise We started from Bowness. Staff at the kiosk were friendly and helpful with a smile on their faces. I hope they realise that this makes such a...More

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review and wonderful comments about our staff which we will, of course, make them aware of. We're delighted you enjoyed your day out so much -despite the fine :- ( We hope to welcome you all again one day.

Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Great when the sun is shining. Good way to see Bowness and surrounding areas. Good value for money and well worth it.

Thank Sammij81
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoy our cruises and hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed October 4, 2016

We took the steamer boat from Ambleside to Bowness. Fantastic relaxing cruise down and back with amazing views. Very good value for money.

Thank Tina S
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2016

Many thanks for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise so much and hope to welcome you again.

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Veronica H
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
hello - we sail every day except Christmas Day and usually have extra sailings over busier seasonal periods
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lisa m
June 27, 2017|
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Response from ptrabant | Reviewed this property |
Yes but old boats so rest of layout not ideal . however its a great experience and a good way to see lake . the operating team are helpful and very friendly on all the boats .
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Marion R
June 25, 2017|
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Response from AntiqueFan | Reviewed this property |
Hi - yes I believe the start the boat trips around 10am. We just booked a ticket at the ticket office when we got there. I don't think there is any benefit to booking earlier and after all, you may change the day or time... More
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