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Reviewed today

Was really looking forward to 90 minute trip beautiful scenery weather gorgeous not a cloud in the sky
Beautiful trip down to Lakeside

Then the return journey was ruined by a group who boarded the boat at Lakeside they took over the whole boat and were disruptive. Crew staff had to tell a couple of them to stop hanging off the boat and getting on the rails when we were returning back to Bowness. I spoke with the crew member and the group leaders but the group leaders were helpless. They should have hired the boat for their sole use as it ruined my return journey and could not wait to get off. The group members apparently 60 of them were going up and down the steps, kept standing up and wandering about

I was going to go on another boat trip this week but will make sure that I go on one with no groups

Thank Menumore
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very efficiently run and good to have a guide
It was foggy when we arrived so obviously the trips were delayed but were soon up and running once it cleared
Great service and friendly staff

Thank discodivaWirral
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a lovely cruise with just enough commentary, friendly staff and a very clean boat.
Staff are knowledgeable and extremely approachable.

Thank Pippap100
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely leisurely cruise late afternoon from Bowness to Ambleside.
Chilly on the top deck but the lovely hot chocolate did the trick.
Watching the sunset over Lake Windermere was spectacular.
Staff on the boat were lovely and so proud of their boat and business - will definitely be taking another cruise on our next visit. My mum and dad loved it

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been here August 2018. The Lake Cruise is amazing, very nice views, staff are always there to help and answer to your questions.
I will come back for sure.

Thank alinaflorinap
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit so much and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the package which include the cruise to and from lakeside and aquarium entry. From start to finish i would say this was a 3 to 4 hour family activity. The staff on the cruise were lovely as was the lunch we had. Only sandwiches but nice non the less. Boat and toilets were very clean.

Thank lovinit88
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your fantastic review and five star rating. We're delighted the whole family enjoyed their day out and hope to welcome you again one day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely cruise. Stayed dry so sat up top, but dress warm as it’s chilly going into the wind. Nice views of the southern half of the Lake. Useful basic commentary on buildings, islands and history. You can get drinks, hot or alcoholic, on board.

Thank Brinobster
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed our cruise- thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

• had this trip off-season to avoid huge crowds, end of autumn was a perfect timming

• tried all the lake cruises, all had breath taking views however, the RED cruise was the best in my opinion

• all cruises offer variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

• staff and crew were friendly and accomodating

• safety was ensured

smoking (no)
food (yes)
drinks (yes)
pets (allowed)

1  Thank okilja_
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely, informative review. We're delighted you enjoyed our cruise and hope to welcome you again one day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent experience ....polite service, we were very lucky the weather was quite mild and calm for the time of year. We were made to feel very welcome aboard the boat....and the commentary was informative.

Thank Carol B
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used the boat last week to visit Ambleside.
It does get busy and it isn’t cheap but it’s still better than driving and trying to find a parking space.
Last year we got quite a bit of commentary on houses etc but this year we only got some on the way back.
Next time we will go the other way to lakeside to see what’s down that end of the lake.

Thank matay20
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted once again you enjoyed our cruise. We look forward to welcoming you again next time on your trip to Lakeside.

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