Our fleet of easy to drive electric hire boats are available by the hour and accommodate up to 10 people. Booking is only through our website which will secure the date, time and right boat for you, then simply arrive 15 minutes before your departure time to book-in and receive your safety instructions.
You’ll soon appreciate just how quiet our eco-friendly electric boats are, allowing you to relax to the sound of the water on Lake Windermere as you cruise around with over 5 square miles to explore.
Depending on the time of year and volume of business it may be possible to add any special requirements to your boat rental, we’re happy to organise a surprise. So just get in touch to see what we can arrange for you.
Discover more about our boats, and the finer points of boating on Windermere on our Information pages.
Booking is only available on-line. See our Frequently Asked Questions which we hope will answer your queries. Should you have any further queries please ring our direct number 07957 86 22 77 or contact us.
To keep you safe on Lake Windermere, one person in your group will be the designated Captain and they’ll be held responsible for ensuring safety when your party is onboard.
These Safety Instructions form part of the Boat Hire Permit, failure to adhere to them will lead to the loss of deposit. Windermere Quays reserves the right to refuse hire of vessels at our sole discretion and without explanation.
RIGHTS OF WAY:
When you first get into the boat our dock operator will instruct you on the use of the controls and on the safe use of the lake, avoiding the shallow areas, RED BUOYS and shore fringes. Boat handling is easy to get to grips with, but feel free to ask any questions you have.
The quiet electric motor is switched on by a key or magnetic switch and travel is controlled by a simple joystick giving forward and reverse. Direction is easily controlled by a steering wheel, which works like the one in your car.
To slow the boat down as you approach the dock ease the joystick back towards the centre position. If necessary, ultimate braking is done by moving the joystick into reverse. This will stop the boats forward movement – but remember not to leave it in reverse as you will start to go backwards. Short impulses of the joystick are best.
Do not try to touch the dock with the boat. Instead aim to bring it parallel to the dock about a metre away where our dock operator will attach a boat hook and bring it safely to rest. Please wait until the dock operator has attached the ropes and gives you permission to step ashore before trying to get off. Make sure everyone, especially the children, keep their hands safely inside the boat. Please do not try to hold onto the dock.
The yellow buoys mark the channels the large steamers travel in if you get in their way you can expect a loud blast from their horn, just to let you know.
The white buoys you will see are mooring points for boats and are mostly used during the summer.
We will endeavour to refund your booking for weather-related circumstances or if for any other reason we are unable to make a boat available. We cannot guarantee to refund you if you are late on arrival and miss your trip. If you are seeking a refund please get in touch so we can help.
Lake Windermere Hire Boats
Aquatic - Windermere Quays,
Call: 07957 86 22 77
OUR BOOKING OFFICE
is opposite The Glebe public car park,
between Driftwood Gift Shop and The Ship.
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If the Booking Office is closed, please go to the Hire Boat Jetty. Down the ramp, then right along the Quay - the jetty is on your left before the Boardwalk Bar & Grill.
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