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Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Address: Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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+44 15394 45535
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Self Drive Electric boat hire on Windermere, England's Largest lake. Our...

Self Drive Electric boat hire on Windermere, England's Largest lake. Our fleet of 15 Electric hire boats are the perfect way of seeing Lake Windemere. Escape the crowds and enjoy Lake Windermere from the comfort of your own boat. Our boats are very quiet and extremely easy to operate, hire the boat for an hour, half day or full day and bask in the beauty of Windermere's breathtaking scenery. Boats are licensed up to 8 persons, children go free and dogs are more than welcome.

Booking in advance recommended.

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Self drive boat hire

Spent an hour out on a peaceful lake, lots of room. Would recommend hiring from Ambleside as opposed to bowness as it's a lot more quiet, less obstacles to negotiate once out in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an hour out on a peaceful lake, lots of room. Would recommend hiring from Ambleside as opposed to bowness as it's a lot more quiet, less obstacles to negotiate once out in the lake, plus staff much more pleasant

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From booking at Waterhead Pier to coming back to Ambleside we had a really good day. The Booking Office Staff went through all the options of the different cruises with us,We went on the full day cruise. We started off at Ambleside Pier at 9.50am yesterday , travelled on the boat to Windermere and Lakeside , then back to Windermere,We... More 

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Kirkham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This location is just perfect, wonderfull views, nice pubs and grat shops.The heart of the English lake district and only minutes from the M6

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Went on the boat from Bowness to Ambleside, excellent journey would say the journey back was better as the Captain explained things

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Thank Jean L
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We paid £10.50 each for a 35 minute journey from Bo'ness pier to Ambleside, the red line, , the boat was on time, the ticket office staff were helpful and pleasant. The boat was clean, we sat on the upper deck, while the captain, gave us a guided tour of plac Es of interest on our journey, they also gave... More 

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had an amazing time cruising round Lake Windermere on our own privat boat. Enjoyed steering the boat around the lake wherever we wanted to go. A must do if in the area.

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Hampstead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We took the boat from the marina to a quaint tea shop across the lake from the marina - we love it here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It was a good little adventure for me and my girlfriend i Recommend it. Make sure you leave yourself with enough time to get back with because it took us longer coming back in but we made it. Thanks

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We rented a luxury boat for 1 hour for £32 despite my reservations that my OH was going to drive, the staff reassured me that I would be fine. Despite it being October and the lake was choppy it was a lovely experience, the boat was clean and very well equipped!

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We hired a boat for an hour (Never drove a boat before in our lives!) honestly the most fun ive had in ages. SO relaxing, bowness is so pretty. Great to get some fresh air and be out on the water. It only cost about £25 for the hour and there was a £25 deposit. The guys were so friendly... More 

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