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Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire

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Currently Closed for Winter - Re-opening March 2019 Self Drive Electric boat hire on Windermere, England's Largest lake. Our fleet of 14 Electric hire boats and 5 outboard engined motor boats are the perfect way of exploring Lake Windermere. Escape...more
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Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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All reviews great fun two hours safety briefing cash deposit gave us a map these guys life jackets safety talk highly recommend this company hour trip steering wheel couple of hours sunny day staff were friendly my partner beautiful scenery lake district
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

We took an hours boat hire. The kids loved being in the boat on the water. The views were great. We had a good time.

Date of experience: November 2018
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WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time on the lake. We look forward to welcoming you back next time.

Reviewed 13 November 2018

Booked for my wife’s 40th,lovely boat with plenty room for a picnic and fizz,it’s a great way to see parts of the lakes. Will book again

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JS2310
WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back next time.

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Okay, so it is a bit more expensive than the normal ferry but it is so much fun. The people who run it are lovely and give you great instructions and a lot of trust. The boats are really comfortable and easy to drive, just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time out on the lake. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Visited as part of the Windermere boat trip. Nice place very clean and plenty of places to eat and drink. Hotels around looked very well kept

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner hired the premium boat (Glorietta) which was £90 for 3 hours. The staff are really pleasant and helpful and efficient with getting you on the way. You can dock at public harbours which really makes the experience. We decided to stop...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sam2787
WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip. There are plenty of places to stop on the lake and we are glad you used your time well and enjoyed the experience aboard Glorietta. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

We went out for 2 hours, as we paid before 10am we were told it was a reduced rate (£10 less), this isn't displayed anywhere on the boards or where pricing is so we didn't know until paying which was a bonus! Straight forward hire...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leeeya078
WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your time out on the lake. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We hired Gloietta with an outboard engin for a four hour trip on the lake. We travelled first up to the southern tip of the lake & then down to the northern tip. The whole trip took around 31/2 hours. It was a sunny day...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Catherine W
WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for your review, it sounds like you made the most of your time out on the lake. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Friendly, helpful staff, don't forget deposit to be left us cash only £40. We hired one of the small boats with a cover which ee didn't need as weather was ok, think would hire next size up next time, the family before us came back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan H
WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip out on one of our Mystics. Please call again next time you are in the area

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Hired a boat for 2hrs yesterday very straight forward hire reasonably priced staff freindly and well knowledgeable had a great afternoon defo reccommend

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lisajLeeds
WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for your review & recommendation. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Not something we’d probably have done but the family bought it for us for an anniversary gift .... so glad they did! They booked us 3 hours on Glorietta and the time just flew by. We were told to arrive 15 mins before our allotted...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane W
WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We love hearing back from our customers. Thank you so much for the recommendation and we are glad you enjoyed your time out on Glorietta. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

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224debs
15 June 2018|
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Response from Liam C | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to contact them from 9am until 6-30pm
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Steven H
17 April 2018|
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Response from WindermereBoatHire | Property representative |
Hi Steven, please take a look at our website: bownessbaymarina, all the prices are on there. We have a fleet of different boats for you to choose from. We advise booking in advance. We can take payment over the phone when... More
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Lilo2008
10 April 2018|
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Response from WindermereBoatHire | Property representative |
Yes Dogs are welcome on all of our boats as long as they are accompanied by a human ;)
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