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Windermere Lake Cruises

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Address: Winander House | Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HQ, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 43360
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Windermere Lake Cruises is a leading tourist attraction in the heart of the...

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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Winter Day Trip including a Lake Cruise in the Southern Lake District from...
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Fabulous!

Lovely experience on the lakes with an excellent tour guide & stunning views of Windermere. Lovely to find out some more knowledge of this beautiful place. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely experience on the lakes with an excellent tour guide & stunning views of Windermere. Lovely to find out some more knowledge of this beautiful place. Highly recommend.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stay in Bowness about twice a year and always take a ride on the 'steamer'either to Lakeside or Ambleside. Although the vessel looks a little tired we always love the time we spend on it. This time we visited Hayes Garden Centre to see the Christmas displays and enjoy a glass of mulled wine. The crisp weather and autumnal... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Opted for blue cruise around the islands. Mainly because it was December and the blue cruise is the shortest one. It was blooming bracing! We sat on top deck for most of the cruise. I quite enjoyed the commentary, the views were awesome. Had to retreat to the lower dec for a hot chocolate as we needed to defrost on... More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise (and the hot chocolate!). Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little boat trip, that even on a miserable winters day gave the opportunity to view the amazing lake and fells

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your cruise. Thank you for your lovely review and we hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took 2 cruises on the boat. One to lakeside with the motor museum and another for a day trip to Ambleside. The crew where very informative and helpful throughout.

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoyed both cruises and your visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum. We hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at FallBarrow Park so got a 10% discount on 2 adult tickets and our 3 year old went free, which was a bonus. We did the trip to Ambleside, Which actually leaves you with about 30 minute stroll to get into the town itself. The boat was clean. The guide knowledgeable and although cold, it was a... More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

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

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely way to see this part of the lakes value for money and good timetable of boats. We got off at Ambleside and walked round

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

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

Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely trip perfect weather and friendly staff. Great value went to Ambleside and spent bit of time there then returned on the frequent boat that goes back and forth every fourth five minutes... definitely recommend this

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, recommendation and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

Macclesfield
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little ferry trip well worth it beautiful scenery. Ferry was clean, staff lovely. Refreshments available during the trip too

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love these cruises. Clean and super efficient and a brilliant way to see Windermere. Timetable limited over the winter months but plenty of time to see the sights and great commentary.

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoy our cruises and hope to welcome you again one day. More 

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