Lake Ranger Boat Experience

Lake District National Park

The experience

Experience the National Park by water, guided by a Lake District Ranger for a trip that combines incredible views and real-life adventure. Learn about the vital tasks of the Rangers and the fascinating ecology, wildlife and history of Lake Windermere – England’s longest lake. Learn to drive the boat and cruise around the beautiful lake, or simply sit back and enjoy the stunning surroundings of the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site – a place that continues to inspire writers, poets & artists; the birthplace of the modern conservation movement.

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Lake District National Park Authority

  • Unique experience to join a National Park Lake Ranger on patrol, great stories and fabulous views
  • Learn about Lake Windermere, myths, history and ecology
  • Drive a Ranger Boat and complete a rescue mission

The detail

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2.5 hours

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Group size

1 - 6 people

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Cost per person

Total of £775 per boat tour (entire boat)

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Fitness level


Parking Facilities

Yes. Free parking.

Refreshments and meals

20% off voucher for refreshments at Brockhole Visitor Centre

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions. Flat shoes for stepping on and off the boat.


June – September. Pre-booking required.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Not suitable for people with mobility issues. Not suitable for children under the age of 10 Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.


Guests will need basic – moderate English 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.