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Fantastic fun

We hired a boat Saturday,£30 for an hour is an absolute bargain. Lovely staff. Dog friendly. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Worth getting a private boat for an hour

We took our 2x four year old boys on a private boat for an hour. It's £30 for a family ticket on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Situated in Bowness-in-Windermere on the edge of Windermere Lake. Boat hire is £30 per hour, plus £30 refundable deposit. The electric boat seats up to 6 people whether it be a child or adult, dogs are also welcome. Has a canopy for the wetter...more
Glebe Road | Windermere Aquatic, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 42121
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired a boat Saturday,£30 for an hour is an absolute bargain. Lovely staff. Dog friendly. Great fun. Highly recommend

Thank ToniConduct
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 2x four year old boys on a private boat for an hour. It's £30 for a family ticket on the main boats where the boys would be bored. Our boys loved it We recommend it £30 deposit which is refundable when you...More

Thank pmarr81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a group of four adults, we thoroughly enjoyed our hour on the lake. They were not speed boats by any means, but good fun nonetheless. We all took a turn at driving, and had some great photo opportunities of the lovely scenery, and the...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Friendly funny staff who put you at ease, so cheap and definitely worth doing especially in great weather.

Thank Nyciela
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We ended up at Bowness on Windermere on a very sunny July 2018 afternoon with our 7yr old and 5 yr old sons and our 1 yr old Jack Russell, Baxter. we needed to cool off from the 27Deg heat but at the same time...More

Thank Wychenhill
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Brilliant way to get on the lake. Had to wait for a boat for about 1 hour but well worth it to be skipper of your own boat for 1 hour. Mind the wash from the other larger boats!

Thank Wynford35
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We walked by a couple of times before taking the plunge and hiring a boat as we weren't sure if it would be our thing. It was! We were a party of 4 adults, 2 children and a dog and all enjoyed the trip. We...More

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Had a 2 hour hire of one of the motor boats from here there were 5 of us. The guy who served us and showed us how to use the boat was fantastic he explained everything brilliantly this is the first time we have done...More

Thank Damon N
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a trip out on the lake over the Easter weekend as a family of 5. We spotted this little gem round the corner from where the larger boats sail and with it being a set fee of £30 for the hour rather...More

Thank Bucketlist R
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely trip out on the lake. The boat was so easy to use even the younger kids could have a go. Picked a great day to get out on the lake. The guys running it were very friendly and gave clear instructions. Definitely revisit next...More

Thank Olliem81
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11 August 2018|
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Response from Wynford35 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there is limited parking further along the lake road. I didn't use this facility but I suspect you have to pay,
Jennifer M
30 May 2017|
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Response from Wadey57 | Reviewed this property |
So long as they wear a lifejacket and you keep an eye on them, why not?
22 March 2017|
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Response from aquaticboatcentres | Property representative |
Hi We only have self drive boats for a maximum of 6 people.