Plan your visit to Ullswater ‘Steamers’

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ offer a day out perfect for your whole family, including your dog who is welcome to hop on board with you for your Ullswater cruise.

Our cruises sail every day of the year except on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and any extreme weather circumstances. Our website will notify you if we are unable to operate. 


For the time being at Ullswater ‘Steamers’:

  • We recommend that you book tickets online in advance of your journey
  • From 30th November it is compulsory for all passengers over the age of 11 years unless exempt to wear a face covering inside the pier houses, retail areas, and the onboard saloons. Passengers are not required to wear a face covering in outdoor spaces and on the upper decks. 
  • Please call ahead if you require wheelchair access
  • Electric car charging points are unavailable


Timetable & fares

Throughout the year here at Ullswater ‘Steamers’, we offer a variety of cruises around the lake, giving you the opportunity to create the perfect day out. Please check our timetable & fares page for cruise times and ticket types ahead of your visit.

Timetable & fares

Book your Ullswater ‘Steamers’ day out

To ensure we have enough capacity, all tickets must be pre-booked online before 09:00 on the day you want to visit Ullswater ‘Steamers’. Please note: dogs are welcome on board with our dog ticket.

Book your Ullswater ‘Steamers’ day out

Walking & cycling

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is located in the Ullswater Valley and as such offers some of the most spectacular and famous walking and cycling routes in the Lake District National Park, including the Ullswater Way.

Walking & cycling

Accessibility & facilities

Check out our accessibility and facilities information to help you plan your journey and day out with Ullswater ‘Steamers’. We have four piers, Pooley Bridge, Glenridding, Howtown and Aira Force.

Accessibility & facilities

Gift experiences

Treat yourself or your loved ones to a gift experience with Ullswater ‘Steamers’ for the perfect day out in Ullswater, the Lake District. We have a variety of gift experience options available to choose from.

Gift experiences