Boats, Steam & Stories

Lake District National Park

The experience

This experience brings to life exciting tales of leisure, speed and adventure from England’s largest natural lake. Starting at the newly opened Windermere Jetty, get hands-on in overalls and learn how to ‘steam up’ Osprey, a beautifully restored 1900s steamboat. Then, enjoy a delicious Boatman’s Brunch whilst taking in the stunning Lake District scenery. Next, sail in style with Windermere Lake Cruises to Lakeside and enjoy the delights of the Lakeland Motor Museum, showcasing 140 classic cars and motorbikes plus the Campbell Bluebird speed record exhibition.

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Windermere Jetty; Museum of Boats, Steam & Stories

  • ‘Steam up’ and bring a stunning heritage steam boat to life
  • Cruise the lake in the heart of the World Heritage Site with stunning scenery in the calmness of the morning
  • Lakeland Motor Museum with a unique collection of over 30,000 exhibits

The detail

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4-5 hours

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Group size

2-8 people

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Cost per person

£98 per person

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Fitness level


Parking Facilities

Yes at an additional cost.

Refreshments and meals

Boatman’s Brunch included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing and footwear.


All year round, except 25-26 December.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.


Intermediate English required to fully appreciate the tour.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate
Lake District

Lake District National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park of epic proportions, The Lake District is home to Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain – and Wastwater, its deepest lake.