The choice of boat hire and boat trips around Coniston Water is superb and great themed Coniston boat trips are available around beautiful Coniston Water. Coniston Launch offer regular scheduled circular cruises around the lake departing from Coniston pier and stopping at a choice of Jetties including Brantwood and Monk Coniston. Visitors can hop-on and off at their leisure to enjoy the wide choice of beautiful walks around Coniston Water accessible from jetty landing points.
The National Trust offer a unique boat trip experience on Coniston Water aboard the Victorian Gondola steam yacht which stops at Monk Coniston jetty in the North for the stunning Tarn Hows four mile circular walk and at Brantwood, historic home of John Ruskin.
Both of these boat trips on Coniston Water feature live commentary on-board, giving detail on the Campbell family, Arthur Ransome and John Ruskin all of whom have close links to Coniston Water. Coniston Launch also offer great themed special interest cruises including a Swallows and Amazons cruise. Both cruisers also welcome group bookings and offer wedding cruises - the ultimate scenic wedding reception setting for your guests!
Hire boats around Coniston Water at the Lake District National Park's Coniston Boating Centre situated just half a mile south of Coniston village. A range of boats are available to hire here including rowing boats, sailing dinghies, small electric self-drive boats or you can go canoeing and kayaking. A popular lakeside cafe and ample parking are both on-site at Coniston Boating Centre.
Coniston Water is great for watersports with a great choice of sailing lessons and canoe hire available from a choice of Coniston outdoor activity centres.