Ullswater ‘Steamers’ Group Bookings

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ offers a variety of group, joint attraction, FIT and walking cruise options for groups of ten people or more. Ullswater is located within UNESCO World Heritage site, the Lake District National Park. Easily accessible, just ten minutes from J.40 M6, Ullswater ‘Steamers’ are ideally placed for tours staying in the Lake District or travelling between London. Manchester and Scotland.

  • One hour cruise between Pooley Bridge ( North) and Glenridding ( South)
  • Cruise options from 20 minutes to over two hours
  • Add to itineraries with combined tours with Dalemain Historic Mansion, Wordsworth Dove Cottage, The Lakes Distillery and Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway
  • Tour guides travel FREE on all group tours. For student and school groups. Teachers travel FREE with every 10 fare paying students. 
  • Organised tour groups of ten or more people qualify for our group fares; please note this is only applicable for advanced bookings from organised tour operators, official organisations and community groups only.  
  • Free coach parking at Glenridding and free coach drop off at Pooley Bridge piers
  • Food and Drink facilities on-board and at Pooley Bridge and Glenridding pier houses.

 Ullswater ‘Steamers’ also offer series tour rates and tailored and VIP private charter tours to specifically suit your group needs. Please contact us for more information and join us on a journey to explore England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. 

M.V. Western Belle docked at Pooley Bridge pier

Group Tours

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ offers a variety of Lake District group tour itineraries including joint tours with Dalemain Mansion and Gardens, Lakes Distillery, Dove Cottage and Ravenglass Steam Railway attractions in the Lake District. Create the perfect itinerary for groups of ten people or more. Available to tour operators only.

VIP Private Charter Hire

All of our heritage boats are available to private hire for VIP and MICE groups. Please contact us to discuss your exact requirements. Please note these private cruises are subject to availability around the scheduled timetable services. 

FIT and Walking Tours

The Ullswater Way is a 20 mile extremely popular walking route with breathtaking views, it connects four piers around the lakeshore suitable for with varying abilities. We have a selection of tickets and tour options perfect for walking groups or individuals who want to combine a cruise with an iconic walk. 

Educational Trips

The history, heritage and cultural significance of the Ullswater Valley, our heritage boats along with the valley's geological features and wildlife add context to most national curriculum field studies.  For student and school groups. Teachers travel FREE with every 10 fare-paying students.