Lake cruises and group charters on Coniston Water in the Lake District
Photo: Coniston Water in the Lake District

private early morning cruise on Coniston

Photo: mist over Coniston Water

What a great start to the day! The lake is at its very best early in the day, it is usually at its most calm and we rarely see another craft except the occasional char fisherman. It is a great time for seeing wildlife and for getting the real 'feel' of the Lake before the rest of the world gets up!

cruise only

We can run private early morning cruises on any day of the week. The time is up to you, we do not normally start before 8.00 am - although in mid-summer you can get us out of bed before that! We can run from any jetty, but most people find Coniston Boatlandings to be the most convenient.

Fares for a one hour cruise are:

  • 1 to 12 people: 195.00 (or £140 on smaller vessel)
  • 13 to 20 people: 280.00
  • over 20 people (maximum: 63): special rates available

breakfast as well?

You can combine an Early Morning Cruise with breakfast at the Waterhead Hotel, where there is plenty of parking. You can either sail with us at 7.45 am and return for breakfast at 8.45 or you can have breakfast beforehand and sail with us at about 9.00 am. The hotel cannot manage more than 20 people for breakfast so that is the maximum number that we can carry on this cruise.

The cost is 9.00 per person for breakfast (paid direct to the hotel).


We would ask you to book as far ahead as possible; we MUST have at least 48 hours notice.