Our one-hour private cruises are also available to book now. Space is limited and we advise all passengers to pre book to guarantee your chosen date and time of travel. We cannot guarantee that walk up tickets will be available on the day. Please read our updated pre-arrival information.
We look forward to welcoming you back onboard.
Welcome to the Ullswater 'Steamers'
Ullswater runs a serpentine course for eight miles through expansive vistas of Lakeland’s highest mountains. Helvellyn at 3,117ft (950m) crowns Ullswater, at the south-western end of the valley, standing on a mighty plateau approximately 9 miles (14.5km) in length and 4.5 miles (7km) wide. The ‘Steamers’ operate an all year service with varying timetable connections between Glenridding, Howtown, Pooley Bridge Piers and between Glenridding and National Trust Aira Force Pier. Cruise times vary from 20 – 120 minutes.
Aira Force Waterfall
The latest pier connecting National Trust waterfall Aira Force and the Ullswater Way paths to both Glenridding and Pooley Bridge. Look out for Red Squirrels and Wordsworth’s famous daffodils at Glencoyne Bay. New for 2017, our round the lake service will be calling in at Aira Force on the lilac and red timetables (please note first and last boats each day only). View our timetable.
Groups & Charters
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have five heritage vessels in service available to hire for private charters, suitable for celebrations and corporate entertainment. Group rates apply to prebooked groups of ten or more persons. Please visit our private charter and group pages for more information on fares, itinerary ideas and brochures.