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Windermere Lake Cruises

Glebe Road | Winander House, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 43360
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Glebe Road | Winander House, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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"steam train"
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"top deck"
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"yellow cruise"
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"boat trip"
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"motor museum"
in 81 reviews
"return trip"
in 92 reviews
"lovely cruise"
in 58 reviews
"train ride"
in 29 reviews
"interesting commentary"
in 33 reviews
"great trip"
in 73 reviews
"minute cruise"
in 29 reviews
"steamers"
in 114 reviews
"ticket office"
in 48 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 32 reviews
"enjoyable trip"
in 34 reviews
"value for money"
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"evening cruise"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great cruise, made a nice change from hiring a motor boat. We chose the blue cruise at 45 minute round trip which was good as the captain gave commentary as we passed local attractions. Cruise ship also has a bar on board serving hot, cold...More

Thank Trisha C
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise and look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed yesterday

The main problem in my view is the audio commentary system.We were on the Tesla so other boats may be better. However,you could not hear clearly and it completely interferes with why is otherwise an enjoyable 90mins.

Thank Alistair211
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review and your feedback, which we passed onto our Operations Dept. We hope to welcome you again one day.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the motorbike for an hour. It cost 30 pounds. It was a fab experience. One hour is enough and you get to sea beautiful scenes and breath fresh air.. if you’re in the lake, don’t miss it..

Thank Dossary2020
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your excellent review of our self drive motor Boat- we're delighted you enjoyed the experience and hope to welcome you again one day.

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Reviewed yesterday

We paid in advance and got a bar coded print by email with no time mentioned. We though we would bypass the ticket queue therefore. We were near the front for boarding for 20 minutes and, when just getting on, we were told to get...More

Thank John B
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely review- We don't have a fast track facility at any of our piers but booking online does get you a discount on some of our cruises. We'll pass on your feedback regarding the safety announcement to our Operations Dept. We...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The family ticket is quite pricey (£88) but I felt it did represent decent value for money as it included an ample 2 course supper. The food is served by waiting staff across the buffet table so everyone gets a fair helping (there were leftovers...More

Thank LS1964
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise - thank you for your lovely review. The family ticket is valid for five people (two adults and three children) and does include two courses for everyone and as much second and third helpings as available. We hope...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on this last year and thoroughly enjoyed especially good were the jazz band which were back again this year which was great .... the problem was a child practicing a ballet move ALL night in front of the band on the dance floor...More

Thank amanda j
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review Amanda. We're very pleased you enjoyed the cruise again this year. We are a family friendly attraction and as alot of our passengers are on holidays, they haven't access to babysitters. Children are very welcome on all our cruises. We hope...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst my husband and 4 boys were at Blackpool Pleasure Beach i was unsure what to do with my cavapoo Winston. After a quick internet search and online chat I signed up for a walking trip of Windermere. It was so lovely. 2 boats then...More

Thank louiseaI5534NQ
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating- we're delighted you enjoyed our Walkers cruise and we hope to welcome you again one day,

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoy England’s longest lake from the water by taking a cruise from either Waterhead (north end), Bowness or Lakeside (south end). We took a 30 minute ‘half cruise’ (£11.50) at the weekend from Lakeside and spent a few hours wandering around Bowness. The steamers all...More

Thank GeographyJon
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your cruise on both our old vessels and hope to welcome you again one day.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is perhaps not the most exciting thing to do. The information relayed is interesting but the cruise itself isn't anything special.

Thank Gurkiranpreet K
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're pleased you enjoyed the cruise and found the commentary interesting. We hope to welcome you again one day.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently bought tickets for an evening cruise on Windermere with buffet and live band. The boat we were on (Teal) was lovely and so smooth on the water! Band was on the top deck, the buffet was served on the middle deck and the...More

Thank Lisa T
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review - we're pleased to read you enjoyed the cruise. The catering is served by the caterers to ensure everyone gets a fair selection- the problem with letting guests help themselves is that everyone might wanted extra large helpings of the...More

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sunshinelincs
4 July 2018|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Hello Our closest pier to Storrs is Bowness- LA23 3HQ. You can either book online in advance on our website or purchase tickets on arrival at our ticket office. kind regards Jacqui WLC
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dav007UK
11 June 2018|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Hello - many thanks for your enquiry and for everyone's help. you can book tickets online in advance and some tickets are available at a discounted rate. But tickets which have been discounted already such as combined... More
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They are next door to each other
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