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Windermere Quays Boat Hire

Glebe Road | Windermere Aquatic, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 42121
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Had a 2 hour hire of one of the motor boats from here there were 5 of us. The guy who served us and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Damon N
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Best value for money on the lake!

We thoroughly enjoyed a trip out on the lake over the Easter weekend as a family of 5. We spotted... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Bucketlist R
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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 weather, life jackets are also provided. We also have situated next door our Fun Factory and ice cream parlour, which has a soft play area.
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Glebe Road | Windermere Aquatic, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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+44 15394 42121
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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
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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

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Pricing is very reasonable, great way to see Lake windermere and it was loads of fun, the staff are really funny and friendly, the wait for the boat was not too long either, we hired a luxury boat for an hour and il definitely be...More

Thank MattiiTravelToo
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent customer service, the guys couldn't have been more helpful even though they were mega busy. We can thoroughly recommend the boat tour - very romantic especially on a clear day. Next time we come, we're bringing a picnic. And they gave us forces discount!...More

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The lake has very calm waters and the boats only go about 5 mph! So our daughters ages 10 and 13 enjoyed having the chance to drive the boat. We only went for an hour and the pricing for our family of 4 was under...More

Thank mamaarora
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We decided to hire our own boat to go on our own mini cruise. We were given a life jacket each and off we went. The boats are easy to manoeuvre and drive. The boats don't go very fast so as you can imagine you...More

Thank Kimmi1987
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The boat trip itself was enjoyable and initially we believed it to be very reasonably priced. They require you to pay a £30 deposit, which again we believed to be fair. Despite us returning the boat and 4 life jackets in perfect condition within the...More

Thank Amy B
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aquaticboatcentres, General Manager at Windermere Quays Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi Amy I have just read you're review on here and was obviously shocked at the treatment that you received when hiring a boat. We however haven't had our hire boats available to rent this season. We are having work done at the Marina so...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We had planned on hiring a boat on the lake for a couple of hours, but as there were long queues due to the school holidays and fine weather we had to settle for 1 hour. The staff were helpful and the boat was quiet...More

Thank Simon W
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Spent a few hours in Bowness on Windermere with family at Easter in 2017. It was a beautiful day so decided on the spur of the moment to hire a boat. We hired one of the red motorised ones for 1 hour and we had...More

Thank Anarchon
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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?
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PrincessPL29
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.
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682mlm
28 August 2016|
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Response from mrpne1970 | Reviewed this property |
not sure youd want to do 4 hrs however charges depends on party size. we paid £32 for 1 hr for 3 people and if i remember rightly it was an extra £20 per hour. it was cheaper for a family to go on boat cruise which is a 4 hr... More
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