Enjoy the scenery at a slower pace.
Enjoy the scenery at a slower pace.
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A Trip on MV Swift
People have been enjoying boat trips on Windermere since the early 1900s and while the means of transport have changed over the past one hundred and twenty years the enjoyment of seeing the Lake District from the water remains magical. This historic way of enjoying the most beautiful part of the National Park remains hugely popular for people of all ages and can be a wonderful part of your sustainable journey while staying at Langdale with regular return sailings from Waterhead.
Continuing the long tradition of passenger craft our good friends at Windermere Lake Cruises launched their latest vessel, MV Swift in 2021 and some of the team at Langdale were lucky enough to have a behind the scenes tour and what an impressive craft she is.
Next time you are visiting the Lakes be sure to seek out a trip on MV Swift, not only a quintessential experience but also the very best way to sit back and enjoy the backdrop of the iconic mountains, wooded shoreline and fantastic scenery which is often missed from any other angle.
You can join cruises from Waterhead, Ambleside which can take you to Bowness Bay and Lakeside, where you can combine your trip with a journey on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Heritage Steam Railway. Windermere Lake Cruises operate regular services all year-round, (with the exception of Christmas Day) with more than 100 daily sailings at the height of the summer season.
Pier to Pier Sailing
Customers can now book from one pier to another, disembark the vessel and return on a later sailing or enjoy a return journey.
All journeys will still need to book in advance, online (using the link below) and both the departure time and location and return time and location will need to be booked.
As seats are still timed and ticketed guests must ensure that they sail on the journey that they have booked.
Prices from £9.80 for a single journey
NEW Private Boat Hire Service
Windermere Lake Cruises are now offers a private boat hire service on Windermere. Enjoy the lake and breath taking surrounding scenery from the safety and comfort of your own skippered boat.
- Windermere Lake Cruises are introducing a private skippered vessel, which can be hired by the hour.
- These will be available only from Waterhead and Bowness and at specified times
- They are offering this service for those large family groups who are able to travel together so will not need to socially distance from each other .
- Their Traditional Wooden Launches will be used on this new service
- The cost for up to 6 passengers seated outdoors will be £200 per hour
- Should you wish to book this service from a different location or private pier, or to return to a different pier than the departure pier, the cost will be their regular Charter price, which is £350 per hour
Daily Scheduled Sailings
Spectacular Lake District views from on board our regular cruises from Ambleside, Brockhole, Bowness & Lakeside.
Enjoy a cruise with Windermere Lake Cruises – offering cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours - or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with our fantastic Freedom of the Lake ticket.
No matter where you start your journey, be it Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside the spectacular voyage gives you magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.
Add to this the opportunity to break your journey with some fantastic local attractions and you have the makings of a perfect day out.
Cruises start from £11 per person
Make your event extra special with the exclusive hire on a Windermere Lake Cruise vessel.
A private hire can be customised to your exact requirements and can provide a quality cruising experience that you and your family/freinds will never forget.
From 2 guests to 202, they have vessel for all party sizes
A private hire means each boat can be customised to meet your exact requirements
Guests can be greeted with a welcome drink, followed by fine food and entertainment, or on our smaller vessels you can provide your own catering
Live music can also be arranged on request
1 hour private hire starts from £400