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Boat trips in the Lake District

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The Lake District is blessed with a substantial number of boat trips mainly on the more popular lakes of Windermere, Coniston and Ullswater.
Windermere Lake Cruises operates historic steamers from Lakeside near Newby Bridge and as well as round the lake cruises you can take the boats from Bowness pier to Waterhead pier for Ambleside.
Coniston has services that include dropping off points such as Brantwood (John Ruskins former residence) and of course the Steam Yacht Gondola operated by the National Trust.
Ullswater has services up and down the lake operating from Pooley Bridge and has a new vessel coming into service soon.

Steam Yacht Gondola
Steam Yacht Gondola
Gondola is a r e-built elegant steam yacht providing the most wonderful, nostalgic sailing...

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Coniston Boating Centre
Coniston Boating Centre
Right on the shores of Coniston Water, just outside the village of Coniston itself, Coniston Boating Centre is a great place to go for a day out in the lake district. You can hire electric or rowing boats, canoes, kayaks, and dinghys, learn to sail, store or launch your own boat, and even get boat repairs done. If you don't fancy spending time on the lake, it's an ideal spot for an afternoon picnic too. No picnic basket? you're in luck, the Coniston Boating Centre is also the home of the...... more
Coniston Ferry Services
Coniston Ferry Services
A quiet solar powered electric launch will glide you across Coniston Water from the pier to Brantwood where you can explore John Ruskins home. Ferry services operate from various piers on the lake so please consult the schedule on the Coniston Launch website.You can also charter a launch for ultimate decadence!... more
Keswick Launch Company
Keswick Launch Company
Located on the lake shore of Derwentwater near to Keswick, the launch company offers Lake District cruises around Derwentwater throughout the year. The launches start their journey from the Keswick boat landings and cruise around the lake stopping at seven lakeshore jetties where you may embark or join the various boats. If you prefer you can stay on the boat and enjoy the 50 minute trip around Derwentwater.... more
Lakeland Boat Hire
Lakeland Boat Hire
Located at the Northern end of Lake Ullswater, Lakeland Boat Hire gives families the opportunity to discover the pleasure of boating on Ullswater. There is a wide range of boats available for hire. With dramatic scenery, a trip on Lake Ullswater will be memorable highlight of your holiday. From a luxury motor boat to a rowing boat or even a Canadian canoe,Lakeland Boat Hire will cater to your needs.... more
Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises operate from Lakeside up to Bowness and Ambleside with the first sailing at 9.15.Over a million passengers use the service every year so it can get a bit hectic peak season.Our advice is to go for the early sailing as you get to see the lake at its most peaceful. The vessels Swan Teal & Tern were built in 1938,1936 and 1891 and have plied their trade ever since and were even owned by Sealink in the early 80's. Windermere Lake Cruises offer private charters so if...... more
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