Boating in the Lakes


Lake Cruises

To really get to experience Windermere and the other lakes nothing can beat actually getting on the water. On Windermere there are many options available but we suggest looking at Windermere Lake Cruises to plan you itinerary.

Boat Hire

Boats can be hired from Waterhead, Low Wood, Bowness and Fell foot Park, and vary from rowing boats to sailing or self drive motor boats.


Follow these links to the following sailing clubs - Royal Windermere Yacht ClubSouth Windermere Sailing Club and Lake District Boat Club.


Windermere Outdoor Adventure and Watersport Centre offer courses in dinghy sailing, wind surfing etc. Contact details Tel - 015394 47183.


For more substantial yachts try Lakeline Sailing Tel - 015394 44648 or Ark Sailing Tel - 015394 45256.


Windermere Canoe and Kayak provide courses and tuition, hire and they even hire bikes! Tel 015394 44451

Bring you own boat

Ferry Nab is the main public launch area, which has a public car park, toilet and shower facilities. Don't forget that you'll need a licence to use Windermere and your licence number must be on show on your boat for further information you can contact the Lake warden on Tel - 015394 42753. If your a Guest of the Beech Hill Hotel you are free to moor your boat up on our jettys, just let us know in advance.


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