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Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire

Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 45535
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Great morning out

We hired a boat for two adults and two children, the staff were very helpful and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Excellent fun

We took a boat out here for a couple of hours and maybe should have done longer as it was lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul M
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 45535
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Reviewed yesterday

We hired a boat for two adults and two children, the staff were very helpful and informative! Despite the rain we had a great couple of hours - would definitely recommend.

Thank juliaw76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a boat out here for a couple of hours and maybe should have done longer as it was lovely being out on Windermere. The views are great and the Lake is huge, so you can easily be away from other people. Highly recommend...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i live in the Lake District so i'm not writing this as a tourist. its a beautiful place and would so incredibly peaceful if it wasn't so busy. obviously, tourism brings money into the area so we can't complain but it does get unbelievably cramped...More

Thank yeahthatjess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic boat trip around Windermere on an old Victorian converted steamer. Great to be able to get on and off

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my fiancé on a boat ride for the hour , it was alright but limited to 5mph so have to be wary about the time and make sure you leave enough time to travel back otherwise you lose a £30 deposit , other than...More

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hired a boat from here in June and I had a great time, I came back again yesterday for more! I highly recommend this company. My first visit I did three hours which was lovely, and felt just right for exploring the north of...More

Thank Misty_Le_Cluck
WindermereBoatHire, Owner at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks you for your review. We aim to please here at Bowness Bay marina and we hope you will visit us for a 3rd time and many more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking my wife and 5 year old son with me, I was eager to start early as I knew that arriving any later would mean simply waiting. On arrival was met by the staff who were friendly and nice, Alex was very straight forward without...More

1  Thank Moe7725
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Very very busy with tourists but such a lovely place. Ideal for people watching and watching the world go by recommend hiring a boat to see the lake from a different perspective. Even the swans are tame.

1  Thank Jules E
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The perfect end to our holiday, was hiring a boat and going out on the lake! The guys at the boat hire were all friendly and helpful, the boat was easy to drive and our children were able to have a go too. Great family...More

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We booked and paid ahead via phone, which I would recommend as it was rather busy. The staff were helpful, polite and patient, answering our questions fully. The boat itself was lovely (Glorietta), so chuffed we decided to upgrade to this boat, it was easy...More

3  Thank GabbyOnTour
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22 September 2016|
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Response from tacky1957 | Reviewed this property |
i think its about 9am till around 6pm
10 July 2016|
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Response from beatles28 | Reviewed this property |
You can you need to go on web and checkout charter boat hire.
2 July 2016|
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Response from Evsy4999 | Reviewed this property |
At this particular one the only options were motor boats and row boats.