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Windermere Lake Cruises

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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...more
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Glebe Road | Winander House, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the red cruise up to ambleside, it was about a 30 minute boat trip, we had a return ticket so got off and had a walk round ambleside before heading back to bowness on a later boat. It was lovely, the boats were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rachel D
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise so much and have recommended us. We hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always use the lake cruises If just on our own or with family It’s a brilliant way to see lake Windermere and now we’ve introduced it to the next generation! Believe it or not although only 4yrs old our girls actually remember their visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LesleyinCITY
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely review!! Thank you Lesley. We're delighted you and your family have been enjoying our cruises through the generations. We look forward to welcoming you aboard in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went on the blue cruise I believe. 45 minutes round the lake, the captain or a member of staff told you information about certain things we were passing. Had a roofless top deck and a lower deck. It does get quite chilly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed our islands cruise and hope to welcome you again one day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jumped on the last cruise upto Ambleside and back. The staff on the boat were very knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Windermere Lake Cruises run three different cruise options, each coded with a different colour. We took the “Red Cruise” from Bowness to Ambleside at the northern end of the lake. The trip takes about 35 minutes each way and you can either get off in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neil B
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful, informative review and five star rating. We're very pleased you enjoyed the cruise and hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day trip to Ambleside from Bowness during our half term break to lakeside. Parked for the day approx £6 and got the ferry over to Ambleside. Lovely views and informative talk from the guide on board. Bit of a walk from the port but we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2KDT
Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise and our onboard commentary- thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you all again one day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Windermere Lake is one of numerous lakes in the Lake District of England. Windermere Lake is considered the World of Biatrix Potter, a writer, best known for her beautifully illustrated children's books of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and friends. She spent many childhood holidays in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the Yellow Route with my wife and 3 kids. Not sure that £30+, felt like great value for money for a 35 minutes each way trip with little commentary. I wouldn’t say we wouldn’t do it again but there are probably better value for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review- its good you and your family found the cruise pleasant. Perhaps as you suggested any of our many great value combined tickets would be a better option for you in the future. We hope to welcome you all again one...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last week, in Lake District booked the yellow cruise for our last day. We got on and saw some boring views and met some very rude staff. I needed extra sugar for my drink but they said no. It was a terrible experience and was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're very sorry to hear your experience wasn't our usual high standard. We sincerely hope you come back and give us another try one day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect boat trip to ambleside where we enjoyed a lovely walk and scenery before boarding again back to bowness....perfect .

Date of experience: December 2018
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Windermere L, Public Relations at Windermere Lake Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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sunshinelincs
4 July 2018|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Hello Our closest pier to Storrs is Bowness- LA23 3HQ. You can either book online in advance on our website or purchase tickets on arrival at our ticket office. kind regards Jacqui WLC
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dav007UK
11 June 2018|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Hello - many thanks for your enquiry and for everyone's help. you can book tickets online in advance and some tickets are available at a discounted rate. But tickets which have been discounted already such as combined... More
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CLW1987
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They are next door to each other
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