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Lake Cruise, £5.40-£11.90

Coniston Launch

Coniston Launch


Enjoy cruising aboard 1920s launches with solar-electric power. A unique and environmentally friendly way to enjoy beautiful Coniston Water. A personal commentary by our crew complements your experience of this wonderful area.

Coniston Launch provides a ferry service to 7 jetties, including Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin; discounted house entry tickets are available on board.

You can use the boat one way and then enjoy the walk back along lakeshore footpaths, or if you are feeling more adventurous you can explore the high fells.

Experience our special cruises which include 'Swallows & Amazons' for those who are familiar with stories; 'Campbells on Coniston' for a comprehensive talk about the speed record attempts from the late 1930s.

You may like to charter a launch for your private use in the late afternoon or evening.

Opening details

All sailings subject to weather and operational circumstances. Restricted service Dec and Jan please ring for details.

The Southern service (Green Route) runs Mondays to Thursdays:

Monday and Wednesday: Swallows and Amazons theme
Tuesday and Thursday: Campbells on Coniston theme


Northern cruise adult £10.75, child £5.40 and family £24.50 group

Discounted combination ticket for joint launch cruise to Brantwood, House entry and return cruise - Red route: adult £17.30 child £5.40 and family £37.60


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Disabled acces for those with some mobility.


Coniston Boatlandings,
LA21 8AN



Plan route to Coniston Launch using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 307971  Lat: 54.36468 Long: -3.06681

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Windermere station

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