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Trip Commentaries

with Ullswater 'Steamers'



Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmental accredited Lake District Cumbria attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.

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Main Timetable

*Running until 30th October 2021
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Winter Timetable

*Running until 27th March 2022
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We are now able to accept single ticket bookings and allow passengers to disembark and board at Howtown Pier (although this cannot be booked in advance).

Ticket Type

Return Trip

Round the Lake

Return Trip

to Aira Force

One Way

GR-PB or vice versa

One Way

to Howtown (from PB/GR)

One Way

to Aira Force
Adult £20.00 £12.00 £12.00 £8.00 £8.00
Child (3-15) £12.00 £8.00 £8.00 £5.00 £5.00
Child (Under 3) £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
1 Adult + 1 Child £32.00 £20.00 £20.00 £13.00 £13.00

Dogs £1.00

Paddleboards & Bikes £2.50 - please note this is only to take a paddleboard or bike onboard our boats, NOT to hire them. For paddleboard hire please contact Ullswater Paddleboarding, Wake & Surf, Ullswater Yacht Club or Another Place. Due to limited deck space we can only accept 4 bikes/boards on sailings. We cannot accept bikes/boards on the following sailings; Pooley Bridge departures 9.45, 12.30 & 15.20. Glenridding departures 11.15, 14.05 & 16.45. 

Private One Hour Cruises

These cruises are available to book until 30th October 2021 and can be booked for up to 20 passengers. The cruise departs from Glenridding and lasts one hour. You must book this cruise at least 48 hours in advance. Price of this cruise is £150.00.

NHS Blue Light & Defence Service Cards

We are offering all NHS Blue Light Card holders and Defence Service Card Holders a discount to visit us which is valid for up to 4 adults (or a family). Valid for full lake returns only from Glenridding or Pooley Bridge. You will receive 25% off using the code that you can find on your member's log in area! In order to access your code you must type in ullswater steamers on the Blue Light Card website. 

Please do not try to enter your card number in the code box! 

Gift Experiences

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

Please note: Once purchased, please email or telephone to book a date. We will provide you with a bottle of Prosecco, however, due to the requirement to wear a face covering for the duration of the cruise, this cannot be consumed onboard the vessel.  

Gift Vouchers

Treat someone to something special with our gift vouchers. Minimum gift voucher value is £5.00.