Boat trips from Waterhead Pier

Boat trips from Waterhead Pier

Ambleside Boat Trips on Lake Windermere

Ambleside boat trips on Lake Windermere are accessible just a short scenic stroll, around one mile south of the town centre at Waterhead Pier. This puts a wealth of attractions around the lake within easy reach, with regular lake cruises from Ambleside Pier stopping at Bowness-on-Windermere and Lakeside on the southern edge of the Lake.

Waterhead Pier Ambleside

The picture-postcard village of Waterhead is a mere one mile from Ambleside town centre, with a choice of boat cruises on Lake Windermere departing from Waterhead Pier on the beautiful Bay flanked by attractive hotels, gift shops, lakeside inns and cafes.

A wide choice of lake cruises are available including simple Bowness to Ambleside tickets, fantastic Evening Cruises, Island Cruises and Walker Tickets. Well behaved dogs travel free of charge!

Family Accommodation near Ambleside

  • Windermere   (2.6 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Per week (seasonal) Sleep up to 6
    Special Offer
    Returning guests discount!
    Family friendly & pooch friendly lodges and log cabins at two rural leisure parks in the Windermere area with onsite leisure facilities, restaurants & dog fields. Sleep up to 6.
  • Millans Park   (0.0 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
    Sleeps 2
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    per week (seasonal)
    Comfortable self-contained studio apartment in Ambleside offering self catering accommodation for 2 adults & 1 child. Dogs welcome by arrangement.
  • Central Lake District   (0.2 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Per week (Guide Price Only)
    Family and pet friendly cottages in the Central Lake District available from Sykes Cottages with cots, highchairs and enclosed gardens. Some with access to leisure facilities.