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Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire

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Address: Winander House, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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+44 15394 45535
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Self Drive Electric boat hire on Windermere, England's Largest lake. Our...

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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Lovely Marina

Lovely marina with so much going on! Riverboat trips on the lake, which there are 3 different ones to choose from. If you don't want to do a boat trip it is interesting to sit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely marina with so much going on! Riverboat trips on the lake, which there are 3 different ones to choose from. If you don't want to do a boat trip it is interesting to sit and look out onto the marina, where swans and geese roam freely amongst the public. Just a walk up the hill and there are some... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Life is a piece of adventure, full of dramas, good times, bad times, laugh, cry and smile. Like here in Bowness-on-Windermere, it's a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Where you can find lovely views, peaceful and romantic. Riding a boat was fun, it's like embracing thew whole lake, a lake of happiness. Enjoy your adventure. Enjoy life!

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't decide what I wanted for my birthday present and had seen these boats being hired when we were in the Lakes a few weeks ago. The weather forecast was nice so I rang up at 9am and they still had availability! A great decision.... a fantastic day. We cruised towards Brockholes where we stopped for a picnic lunch... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired a 'Mystic' boat for an hour. Booked by phone a few hours before, which was good as it was a sunny Sunday and they were booked out when we arrived to take the boat. Mystics can hold eight, and had plenty of room for the 4 of us and a dog. Good instruction and easy to drive, they... More 

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Thank 541chill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Returned for the second time this week to take out a boat for an hour £29 which I don't think is ridiculous at all, amazing experience with the sun blaring down on the water, always got the canopy on the boat for some shade or privacy if you wish, 100% recommend 100% will return!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

£29 per hour for 2, not too bad! Worth it. Lovely clean boat, friendly staff and great location. Would defo do again!

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to hire a boat.it was an amazing experience with the 2 dogs. It's value for money. The staff explained how to use the boat...which is very easy. On a sunny day it's a wonderful activity. Strongly suggest ....when in the area.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We booked one of Bowness Bay Marina's Mistics for an hour during our trip to Windermere. The boat was good condition, clean and the service was fantastic! 1 Hr is really good enough to cover most of the Windermere side of the lake.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A cruise on the lake is a must do even if one has sea sickness. The scenery is beautiful and quaint.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Bowness is an amazing small town but it has forsaken some of its identity to commerce. Here on a 2/3 day break we noticed a lot of changes from an earlier visit some years ago which we did expect but there is no reasonable priced parking anywhere in the town and you pay no matter where you park if you... More 

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