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Lake Cruise, £5.40-£11.90

Coniston Launch

Coniston Launch


Enjoy cruising aboard our launches around beautiful Coniston Water. A personal commentary by our crew complements your experience of this wonderful area.

Our Red Route sailings last for 45 minutes and pass Bluebird's base and Holly Howe. A Red Route ticket will also allow you to hop on and off all day on Red Route sailings.

Our Wild Cat Island Cruise (Yellow Route) lasts for 60 minutes and covers most of the lake. Discover "Wild Cat Island" as seen in the 1970s film "Swallows and Amazons". A Yellow Route ticket will allow you to hop on and off all day on Yellow Route or Red Route sailings.

Coniston Launch provides a ferry service to 6 jetties, including Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin; discounted house entry tickets are available on board.

You can also 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 £11.25, child £5.65 and family £25.50 (upto 2 Adults and 3 Children). Under 5s free.

Discounted tickets for house entry to Brantwood, - Adults £7.00, Children free


  • 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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