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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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The best way to explore Windermere!

We booked and paid ahead via phone, which I would recommend as it was rather busy. The staff were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Highlight of our holiday

When in the lakes on holiday we Always hire a boat from here for a couple of hours Never had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 45535
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked and paid ahead via phone, which I would recommend as it was rather busy. The staff were helpful, polite and patient, answering our questions fully. The boat itself was lovely (Glorietta), so chuffed we decided to upgrade to this boat, it was easy...More

Thank GabbyOnTour
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in the lakes on holiday we Always hire a boat from here for a couple of hours Never had any issues Boats are modern & clean It's Beautiful on the lake on a sunny day

Thank 455Max455
Reviewed 1 week ago

thought I would charter the electric boat for the family for a couple of hours. We were lucky with the weather so after a brief safety check and the lifejackets we were in the boat and it was under our control. Takes a little getting...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a thing to do ! This experience is exactly what u need to do with some of ur time here at Windermere, the guys were very helpful with booking and if u go early before 10.30 u get money knocked off ! We went...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience with this company. We mainly veered towards using them because we had our dog with us and the dog was allowed to go on the boat. The staff were very laid back and polite. We were given our instructions and...More

Thank Krosssandi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on the lake, boat easy to operate, staff helpfull and reasonably priced. Will definitely return with kids

Thank Broffe
WindermereBoatHire, Manager at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards Bowness Bay Marina

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large lake, good weather, places to explore - why wouldn't you hire a boat ? We did and we loved it. The guys in the Marina were helpful and had us underway in less than 10 minutes after an appropriate safety briefing. Easy to use...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired a Mystic boat for the 4 of us - lots of parking just across the road - got kitted out and safety explanation quickly and simply. It was all very easy and well run. Boat was clean and straightforward to drive. 2 hours...More

Thank Kathanne B
WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with. Hopefully you will call in again to see us next time you are in the Lakes

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have terrible experiences about the boat-hire service. Since our train was in the afternoon and we would like to take the time to try the self-drive boat. There were 4 heavy luggage with us and the nearest service of keeping the luggage took a...More

Thank Hao-min C
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband hired a boat yesterday for 2 hours. We really enjoyed the afternoon and we were lucky enough to have good weather. The boat was easy to drive and we were able to take drinks on and chill out for a few...More

Thank NickieA1
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23 September 2016|
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Response from tacky1957 | Reviewed this property |
i think its about 9am till around 6pm
10 July 2016|
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Response from beatles28 | Reviewed this property |
You can you need to go on web and checkout charter boat hire.
3 July 2016|
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Response from Evsy4999 | Reviewed this property |
At this particular one the only options were motor boats and row boats.