We can tailor our cruises to suit your requirements and prices below offer a guide to what is possible. We have also included some example itineraries for your consideration.


Prices shown are for up to 6 passengers though we may be able to accommodate up to 9 for a supplement.

Please contact us to discuss your booking.

1 hour cruise

£225 + VAT

2.5 hour cruise

£450 + VAT

1.5 hour cruise

£300 + VAT

3 hour cruise

£525 + VAT

2 hour cruise

£375 + VAT

4 hour cruise

£600 + VAT

Guests at Windermere Marina Village can enjoy an extra 10% off your chosen cruise - after any other discounts.

North or South Lake Tour


We'll depart from our moorings at Windermere Marina Village and head South toward Lakeside, or North toward Ambleside. You choose, or we can help you based on what you want to get out of the experience.


Heading North we'll pass the majestic Belle Isle, then Bowness, White Cross Bay, Brockhole, Wray Castle, Langdale Chase, Low Wood, and Ambleside. This section of the Lake offers stunning scenery - headlined by the fabulous Langdale Pikes.


Heading South we'll pass Ramp Holme, Storrs Hall, Ling Holme, Beech Hill Hotel, Tower Wood, and head toward Lakeside. This tends to be a less busy route than heading North and offers some equally stunning scenery.


Conditions permitting we may be able to cruise over to one of the secluded bays so that you and your guests can sit back, and enjoy taking in the beauty of the surroundings. The Tour would typically last around 2hrs 30 mins.


We'll provide you with soft drinks and a selection of savoury nibbles. Or you may prefer some more elaborate catering, which we can arrange for you.

Luxury Lake Cruise


The ultimate Lake experience. Indulge yourself and your guests in a once in a lifetime Windermere cruise!


Typically we'll start out by cruising from Marina Village to Ambleside, then retrace our steps and head to Lakeside before once again heading North back to Marina Village so you get the full Lake experience.


Take in the stunning surroundings, sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquility that this beautiful Lake offers. We'll do our best to tailor the trip to exactly match your requirements so that this is a truly magical experience for you and your guests.


Please let us know if you have anything specific that you'd like us to try and arrange for you, and let us know if it's a special occasion such as a proposal, birthday, anniversary, etc.


Also included in this luxury experience are soft drinks and a selection of sweet and savoury snacks and nibbles. 


The cruise would typically last around 4 hours, and the memories will last a lifetime. Longer cruises with a bespoke itinerary can be arranged.


Why not go for the ultimate Lakes experience and enjoy Afternoon Tea at Storrs Hall either during, before, or after your cruise with us.

Catering Options

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Storrs Hall - served at this iconic Lake District hotel with stunning grounds.


Enjoy delicious catering on board - a selection of savouries and sweet things just for you.

Whether you opt for the snacks or upgraded catering please let us know of any special dietary requirements or allergies. 

We're not licensed to sell or serve you alcohol, but (subject to our prior approval) you're welcome to bring your own.


Always drink responsibly. Please note that at least one member of the party must be over 25.




Please arrive 30 minutes before your allocated departure.

Please advise if any member of your group has any requirements for support with access to the boat or if anyone has any relevant medical conditions.


Your safety is paramount. We can comfortably accommodate 6 people, up to a maximum of 9. Max total weight 1000kg. Everyone will be provided with life jackets and we'll run through a safety briefing before we cruise. Please wear (or bring) something warm and please wear sensible shoes because the jetties can be slippy - so no heels I'm afraid!


Give us a call first if you're not sure about anything - we're always happy to help so you can get the most out of your wonderful Lake experience.

VIP Lake Tours are operated by

Shepherds (Windermere) Ltd
The Marina
Bowness On Windermere
LA23 3JQ




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