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Great ride on a nice day

We took the launch to Hawes End and the walked to Lodore and took the launch back to Keswick. As... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neston, United Kingdom
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Lovely way to travel

We have been visiting Derwentwater for several years and one of the many highlights is to use the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 Manor Park, Keswick CA12 4AB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately, it started to rain as we were about to set off on our cruise. The windows soon became steamed up and no attempts were made to get some fresh air through the cabin. Neither of the crew had anything to say to the tourists....More

Thank Les B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked half the way around the lake and decided to get the launch back to Keswick. It didn't seem to stop at all of the advertised stops and no information was given as to where we were. Also we had to laugh as we...More

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting Derwentwater for several years and one of the many highlights is to use the Keswick launch, enabling us to drop off and pick up around the lake so we can combine walking as well.This year in August the weather was slightly...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the walkers boat from Keswick to Catbells to avoid attempting to park. The Staff were friendly, boat was on time and it was a great start to my walk.

2  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Keswick as tourists today and found ourselves by the water and decided to do the boat tour. We had no knowledge of this area and no information was given about the boat trip prior to us boarding. We had just missed an...More

Thank jimmylox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the launch to Hawes End and the walked to Lodore and took the launch back to Keswick. As seniors it cost just under £20 for two day trip tickets. The car park cost £7. It was a great sunny day and the launch...More

Thank JOHN-336-645
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t run as advertised and were extremely rude about it. I would recommend not using this terrible service.

1  Thank Meander457902
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What was supposed to be a nice treat for our little boy who loves going on boats was made distressing for him and humiliating for us, all because of the rude and inappropriate driver of the boat we went out on. As we sat down,...More

1  Thank CamperMan1988
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to explore the lake of Derwent water. We opted to hire a self drive boat for an hour (£27). There was a bit of a queue because it’s the summer hols but this wasn’t an issue. It’s the best thing...More

Thank Liam198686
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

No online pre-booking, hopeless organisation on-site, expect long waits in the (arbitrary, non-prioritised) queue...

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agpearcey p
26 September 2017|
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Response from AJCWHull | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We paid on the ferry
20 April 2017|
Response from Nigel H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We only got off at Nichol End and walked back to Lingholm for the cafe. That section is fine with a buggy. At Keswick you can walk along the side of the lake to the view point I'm afraid I can't comment on the others... More
3 July 2016|
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Response from Suratrichard | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there is a weekly ticket but a family ticket( 2adults and up to 3 children) is in the region of £24 which. Believe us a daily ticket. If you look n the Keswick launch website, you will find timetable and... More