Lake cruises and group charters on Coniston Water in the Lake District
Photo: Coniston Launch - one of our launches on Coniston Water

Swallows and Amazons cruise on Coniston Water

Photo: secret harbour as seen on our Swallows and Amazons cruise

The secret harbour on Wild Cat Island as seen on our Swallows & Amazons cruise

Fun for those who are familiar with the Swallows & Amazons stories. Arthur Ransome used many places around Coniston Water to populate the imaginary lake of his books and the Swallows & Amazons films. Enjoy our 90 minute cruise as we discover these places including Wild Cat Island. See the secret harbour.


Every Monday and Wednesday from 12th Apr 2021 - 29 September: at 4.20 pm.

how much?

Adult: 19.25
Child: 9.65 (under-5's free)
Family (2 adults and 3 children): 38.50
Booking recommended - please click the Book Online button on the left.

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Of course there is no lake exactly similar to the one that Ransome used for his children's adventures, but he did use real locations for the places that he worked into his stories. On Coniston Water we will see Beckfoot, Holly Howe, Kanchenjunga, Wild Cat Island, the Amazons' boathouse, and a host of other spots that Ransome used to create his fascinating world. Coniston Water was used as one of the filming locations for both the 1974 and 2016 films "Swallows and Amazons".

As soon as you board our launch, you step into the world of the Swallows and the Amazons. During the cruise we discover the various locations that Ransome used around Coniston Water in his ever-popular Swallows & Amazons series of books.