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Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire

Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 45535
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A great day

Friends had booked me a boat trip for my birthday. Fab boat ‘Michelle’. Started with a mini... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jilllian
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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EXCITING

So much fun! Not dangerous at all, but thrilling and great fun in great weather. Great staff and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nyciela
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Self Drive Electric boat hire on Windermere, England's Largest lake. Our fleet of 14 Electric hire boats and 4 outboard engined motor boats are the perfect way of seeing Lake Windemere. Escape the crowds and enjoy Lake Windermere from the comfort of your own boat. Our boats are very quiet and extremely easy to operate, hire the boat for an hour, half day or full day and bask in the beauty of Windermere's breathtaking scenery. Boats are licensed up to 8 persons, children go free and dogs are more than welcome. Book and reserve your boat over the phone in advance to avoid disappointment. life jackets and a full safety brief is carried out prior to getting out on the water.
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“great fun” (19 reviews)
“two hours” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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+44 15394 45535
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friends had booked me a boat trip for my birthday. Fab boat ‘Michelle’. Started with a mini briefing by a nice guy. Lots of room. Managed to get nearly to Windermere and back in the two hours. Had an amazing afternoon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun! Not dangerous at all, but thrilling and great fun in great weather. Great staff and super affordable!

Thank Nyciela
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hired a motor boat 🚤 for One hour was a lovey day just right for boating around the lake, well explained what you had to do and how like my it would take you to get there and back in the given time. All the...More

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect sunny day we decided to hire a boat out for an hour for two it was £30 and I would without a doubt do it all again. The guys were very informative with health and safety and showed us all we needed to do...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed a beautiful, sunny afternoon on Lake Windmere. We pre-booked the Eden boat and were so glad we did as it was such a nice day all the boats were taken. The boat was lovely and clean. The staff very nice and helpful, giving...More

Thank Alison J
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WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Alison, Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience in one of our boats. We hope that you will visit us again next time you are in Windermere. Best Regards

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hired a premium plus boat for 3 hours and cruised round most of the lake. A nice boat, well maintained, all safety equipment, guidance and maps provided. Good value compared to other boat hires we’ve had in other places. Very relaxing way to spend a...More

Thank Bugnerh
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WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We pride ourselves on presenting clean, well maintained boats and our safety instructions that our staff go through prior to our customers setting off is very important to us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time in one...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a friendly welcome from the gentleman working at the business. It was very easy and smooth. He gave us lots of safety advice and also where to go and what to do. We rented the boat for 3 hours, which I would definitely...More

Thank Christian C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a safety briefing , put on the life jackets and we were off! Took the boat called Joyce - much to the amusment of our friend who has the same name. She skippered like a boss and we enjoyed seeing the sights for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and 3 friends hired a small motorboat. We chose the cheapest one, and for 2 hours is was £60 - £15 each which we thought was good value. After a short but effective safety briefing, we set off on our spacious boat. It was...More

Thank Toby N
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WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Toby, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in the Lakes!

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We booked in advance as it was school Holidays and glad we did as the boats were busy. Check in was quick and easy, safety briefing short but all you needed- a really efficient little place. The boat was in great condition and we enjoyed...More

1  Thank Gemma D
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WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Gemma, Thank you for posting this review, its great to hear back from our customers. We're glad you enjoyed your few hours on the lake. Make sure to pop by next time you're in the Lakes!

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Deb S
14 June 2018|
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Response from Liam C | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to contact them from 9am until 6-30pm
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Steven H
17 April 2018|
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Response from WindermereBoatHire | Property representative |
Hi Steven, please take a look at our website: bownessbaymarina, all the prices are on there. We have a fleet of different boats for you to choose from. We advise booking in advance. We can take payment over the phone when... More
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Lilo2008
10 April 2018|
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Response from WindermereBoatHire | Property representative |
Yes Dogs are welcome on all of our boats as long as they are accompanied by a human ;)
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