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Steam Yacht Gondola

Steam Yacht Gondola


Float back to Victorian times as you indulge in a luxurious cruise on captivating Coniston water in this exquisite steam-powered craft.

Painstakingly rebuilt from the original Victorian ‘Gondola’, passengers can enjoy the silent gentle gliding motion combining their cruise with a visit to Brantwood House or disembarking at Monk Coniston jetty for a circular walk to Tarn Hows.

Full Lake cruises run daily and take in the full length of Coniston Water with lively commentary by the crew about Coniston’s famous connections.

Cruises commence from Coniston Pier from 11am, daily from April until the end of October.

Groups fares available for 15 or more when booked in advance.

Opening details

Mon to Friday: 11am, 12 noon, 1pm (2.30pm Full Lake)
Sat & Sun: 11am Walkers/Full lake Cruise, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm


Head of Lake Cruise (45 minutes)
Adult £11 Child £5.50 Family £27.50
Request stops at Brantwood for house and gardens (not NT) and Monk Coniston
Jetty for walks to Tarn Hows (approx 3 hrs). Walking leaflet available aboard. Break
your journey and re-join Gondola on a later sailing.

Full Lake Cruise (1hr & 45 minutes)
Adult £20.50 Child £10 Family £51
Enjoy an extended sailing aboard Gondola and soak up the atmosphere of this unique
steam yacht. Hear all about Coniston Water’s famous connections, with the option
to pre-order afternoon tea or the new ‘Steam & Cream’ hands-on experience - see
website for details.

Walkers Cruise
Adult £15, Child £8, Family £38
Cruise to Lake Bank Jetty (45 mins) for walks at the southern end of Coniston Water
or Parkamoor Jetty (55 mins) for the east shore. Walking leaflet available aboard or
download from our website (OS map and compass recommended). Walkers can
re-join Gondola at Brantwood or Monk Coniston jetties on a later sailing. You can also
stay on board for the round trip if preferred (Full Lake ticket required)51.

NT members note:
There is a 10% reduction on all scheduled round trip cruises on production of your current
membership card.

All sailings are subject to weather conditions - in windy weather please check that we are sailing on 015394 32733 or see tweets on our Twitter account.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

There are no toilets on board. Public toilets including disabled facilities are available at the pier. Refreshments available at the Bluebird cafe. Pre-booking necessary for groups.

Also at this Venue


Coniston Pier,
Lake Road,
LA21 8AN


Plan route to Steam Yacht Gondola using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 310975  Lat: 54.36833 Long: -3.06351

Road from Ambleside to Coniston. Coniston pier 0.5m through the village on road to Greenodd.

Parking: with charge

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