Your Day Out With Ullswater ‘Steamers’

Use this page to help you plan your visit to Ullswater 'Steamers'. Pick your cruise type, a sailing time and find out how much tickets cost for your day out. Remember to take a look at our gift experiences and private mini cruises too.

Facilities on board Ullswater ‘Steamers’ boats include an open deck, sheltered upper deck seating areas, indoor downstairs saloons, licensed bars, and toilets. Our pier houses also have excellent facilities, including free Wi-Fi.

Whilst visiting Ullswater ‘Steamers’:

  • 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. 
  • We advise you to book tickets online before 09:00 on the day you want to visit.
  • You can buy tickets on the day at our pier houses, however, we cannot guarantee availability.
  • You can get on and off our boats at Howtown, however, we cannot take pre-bookings for boarding.
  • We now accept paddleboards and bikes to be transported on our boats, this is limited to 4 per sailing.

Please note:

  • Dogs welcome on-board for £1.00.
  • The car park at Aira Force gets extremely busy. Please click here for more information.

31st October 2021 - 27th March 2022

*Extra sailing 19th February - 27th March 2022

Glenridding Pier Departure Howtown Pier Pooley Bridge Pier Arrival Pooley Bridge Pier Departure Howtown Pier Glenridding Pier Arrival
09:45 10:20 - - 10:20 11:00
11:10 11:45 12:10 12:10 12:35 13:15
13:45 14:20 14:45 14:45 15:10 15:45
16:00* 16:40* - - 16:40* 17:20*
Glenridding Pier Departure Howtown Pier Pooley Bridge Pier Arrival Pooley Bridge Pier Departure Howtown Pier Glenridding Pier Arrival
09:45 10:20 - - 10:20 11:00
11:10 11:45 12:10 12:10 12:35 13:15
13:45 14:20 14:45 14:45 15:10 15:45
16:00* 16:40* - - 16:40* 17:20*
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Aira Force Shuttle

21st June 2021 - 28th November 2021

*Extra sailing 21st June - 30th October 2021 and 19th - 27th February 2022

Glenridding Pier Departure Aira Force Pier Arrival Aira Force Pier Departure Glenridding Pier Arrival
10:00 10:20 10:30 10:50
11:00 11:20 11:20 11:40
12:30 12:50 13:00 13:20
14:00 14:20 14:20 14:40
15:30* 15:50* 16:00* 16:20*
16:30* 16:50* 17:00* 17:20*
Glenridding Pier Departure Aira Force Pier Arrival Aira Force Pier Departure Glenridding Pier Arrival
10:00 10:20 10:30 10:50
11:00 11:20 11:20 11:40
12:30 12:50 13:00 13:20
14:00 14:20 14:20 14:40
15:30* 15:50* 16:00* 16:20*
16:30* 16:50* 17:00* 17:20*
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Ullswater ‘Steamers’ Fares

Read through our selection of fares below to find the right trip for you. We will be introducing some more tickets for 2022 to give you even more options to explore the Ullswater Valley.

Around The Lake

Travel around the lake on either a full or one way trip from Glenridding or Pooley Bridge. The ideal way to relax as you take in the stunning views of the Ullswater Valley. A one way trip takes approx. 60 minutes and we advise to allow at least 2 hours for a return trip.

Ticket Type Return Trip From Glenridding or Pooley Bridge One Way Trip Glenridding to Pooley Bridge or vice versa
Adult £20.00 £12.00
Child (3-15) £12.00 £8.00
Child (under 3) FREE FREE
Ticket Type Adult Child (3-15) Child (under 3)
Return Trip From Glenridding or Pooley Bridge £20.00 £12.00 FREE
One Way Trip Glenridding to Pooley Bridge or vice versa £12.00 £8.00 FREE
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Cruise to Howtown

Take a cruise to Howtown, perfect for those who wish to explore the Valley on foot. Howtown is located 35 minutes away from Glenridding and 25 minutes from Pooley Bridge.

Ticket Type Return Trip Glenridding to Howtown or Pooley Bridge to Howtown One Way Trip Glenridding to Howtown or Pooley Bridge to Howtown
Adult £12.00 £8.00
Child (3-15) £8.00 £5.00
Child (under 3) FREE FREE
Ticket Type Adult Child (3-15) Child (under 3)
Return Trip Glenridding to Howtown or Pooley Bridge to Howtown £12.00 £8.00 FREE
One Way Trip Glenridding to Howtown or Pooley Bridge to Howtown £8.00 £5.00 FREE
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Aira Force Shuttle

Our Aira Force Shuttle operates from Glenridding and takes you to our pier situated at the National Trust site. Take in the beauty of the waterfall and then either head back either on foot or by boat to Glenridding pier. A one way trip takes 20 minutes.

Ticket Type Return Trip Glenridding to Aira Force or vice versa One Way Trip Glenridding to Aira Force or vice versa
Adult £12.00 £8.00
Child (3-15) £8.00 £5.00
Child (under 3) FREE FREE
Ticket Type Adult Child (3-15) Child (under 3)
Return Trip Glenridding to Aira Force or vice versa £12.00 £8.00 FREE
One Way Trip Glenridding to Aira Force or vice versa £8.00 £5.00 FREE
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Optional Extras

DOGS: £1.00 Each

PADDLEBAORD TRANSPORT: £2.50 Each

BIKE TRANSPORT: £2.50 Each

Private One Hour Cruises

Available until 30th Oct and for up to 20 passengers, the cruise departs from Glenridding, lasting one hour

Price is £150.00

Gift Vouchers

Treat someone to something special with our gift vouchers.

Gift Vouchers minimum gift voucher value is £5.00

Gift Experience - Cruise for 2 with a bottle of Prosecco

Enjoy a full return cruise on our scheduled service for two adults with a bottle of prosecco. Cruise must be taken from Glenridding.

Price of this cruise is £60.00

NHS Blue Light & Defence Service Cards

We are offering all NHS Blue Light Card and Defence Service Card holders a discount on tickets for up to 4 adults (or a family). Valid for return trips from Glenridding or Pooley Bridge and only available for tickets booked online.

You will receive 25% off using the code that you can find on your member's log in area. Please do not try to enter your card number in the promo code box!