Self-Drive Motor Boat Hire

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Adventure & Activities • Windermere

Self-Drive Motor Boat Hire

Explore beautiful Windermere by boat, with the self-drive motor boat hire available from Windermere Lake Cruises. See the lake and the stunning scenery at your own pace, hiring out these comfortable and well padded boats for 1 or 2 hour sessions.

No boating experience is necessary as full instruction and safety guidance is given, and a safety boat is on hand at all times in the event you need assistance. Take the family out on your own adventure with a maximum of 6 people able to join per boat.

There are hire points at Waterhead, Ambleside and Bowness.

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Book in advance to ensure that you will have a boat ready and waiting for you on your arrival. A £30 deposit is payable on booking which is returned if your boat is returned on time and undamaged.

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How to find Self-Drive Motor Boat Hire

015394 43360


Distance from park
8.3 miles (approx. 22 mins)

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Dog Friendly location Dog friendly
Accessible location Accessible venue
Access is dependent on the boat. MV Swift is the most accessible with step free access from Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside.