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Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire

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Address: Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 45535
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Self Drive Electric boat hire on Windermere, England's Largest lake. Our...

Self Drive Electric boat hire on Windermere, England's Largest lake. Our fleet of 15 Electric hire 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.

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Ambleside

Went on the boat from Bowness to Ambleside, excellent journey would say the journey back was better as the Captain explained things

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the boat from Bowness to Ambleside, excellent journey would say the journey back was better as the Captain explained things

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid £10.50 each for a 35 minute journey from Bo'ness pier to Ambleside, the red line, , the boat was on time, the ticket office staff were helpful and pleasant. The boat was clean, we sat on the upper deck, while the captain, gave us a guided tour of plac Es of interest on our journey, they also gave... More 

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had an amazing time cruising round Lake Windermere on our own privat boat. Enjoyed steering the boat around the lake wherever we wanted to go. A must do if in the area.

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Hampstead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We took the boat from the marina to a quaint tea shop across the lake from the marina - we love it here.

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Thank Cindy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It was a good little adventure for me and my girlfriend i Recommend it. Make sure you leave yourself with enough time to get back with because it took us longer coming back in but we made it. Thanks

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We rented a luxury boat for 1 hour for £32 despite my reservations that my OH was going to drive, the staff reassured me that I would be fine. Despite it being October and the lake was choppy it was a lovely experience, the boat was clean and very well equipped!

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We hired a boat for an hour (Never drove a boat before in our lives!) honestly the most fun ive had in ages. SO relaxing, bowness is so pretty. Great to get some fresh air and be out on the water. It only cost about £25 for the hour and there was a £25 deposit. The guys were so friendly... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We rented a small motor boat. It was electric motor and very quiet. A wonderful way to travel on the lake.

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Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

£29 may sound like a lot of money for 1 hour boat hire, but we certainly got our monies worth, as it was such an enjoyable experience; and it was something that you don't normally get chance to do either! Also we didn't just want to join all the tourists wandering around the shops/ cafes for the duration of our... More 

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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Fun day out for all the family, great way to see the scenery around Windermere not too expensive and a day out on its own or you can add in other attractions and get off at other stops.

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