Lake Cruises and Launches in the Lake District
Lake Cruises and Launches in the Lake District operate on Windermere, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and Ullswater, for foot passengers. Windermere is the only lake with a car ferry which crosses the lake between Bowness-on-Windermere and Far Sawrey.
The main boat landings and passenger terminals are Bowness-on-Windermere for Windermere Lake Cruises, Keswick for Keswick Launch on Derwentwater, Coniston Village for the Coniston Launch and the Steam Yacht Gondola and Pooley Bridge / Glenridding for Ullswater Steamers.
More details, maps and timetables can be found via the individual pages for each lake cruise and launch service below.
Lake Cruises & Launches, Lake District
All launch services operate a hop-on hop-off service with jetties around the lakes as well as special cruises. All lake cruises and launches in the Lake District also allow well behaved dogs on board, some restricting them to the outer decks and some applying a small charge.
There are no ferries connecting one lake to another so, contrary to the age old local “joke”, there is no ferry service between Derwentwater and Windermere – any more than there is a cable car up Skiddaw!
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