Having spent yet another weekend in Keswick, we thought we'd take a boat trip since the weather was stunning, not just for February. The fells were looking their best and the birds were singing, perfect for a nice cruise around the tranquil and scenic Derwentwater. Ah but to do this, you have to get on a boat and I'm afraid they hadn't a clue on how to deal with customers. We asked at the office and were told to just go and join the queue for the boat which was leaving shortly, did this but unfortunately we were last in queue and when we got level with the boat, there appeared to be no seats (from the jetty looking down), I asked the woman fiddling with one of the ropes (as if they were leaving) and she just ignored me, I asked a second time and she said of course there were single seats, and then. just looked again, at the rope and fiddled some more. She didn't go and check and was obviously in a rush to go. Did she really think we were going to pay £18.50 to stand/sit apart on a boat trip? so we didn't go on a boat trip, we sat on the stones and the plentiful seating and just looked at the views, entirely free of charge.