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

timetable and fares for regular Coniston Launch services

Use an around the lake ticket to either relax and enjoy a round trip on the boat, or hop on and off the boat throughout the day at our jetties and catch a later sailing back using the same ticket.

Online booking available or pay on the boat by cash or card.

We are now open. Social distancing will be maintained onboard. Our staff will be operating an enhanced cleaning regime and other hygiene measures to keep our staff and customers safe. We ask that everybody wears an appropriate face mask / covering. We have a supply of face masks available to purchase at cost price as you board, but recommend you bring your own. No Green Route until Monday 20th July.


Northern Service (Red Route): 45 minutes

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Experience Coniston Water and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area. See Bluebird's base, pass Holly Howe and find out the names of the fells.

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2020 TIMETABLE
  every day Sat 14 Mar to Sun 1 Nov 2020 4 Apr - 30 Sep  
Coniston dep 10.45 11.45 1.00 1.55 3.00 3.55 4.40  
The Coniston Inn 10.50 11.50 1.05 2.00 3.05 4.00 4.45  
Torver 11.05 12.05 1.20 2.15 3.20 4.15 5.00  
Brantwood 11.20 12.20 1.35 2.30 3.35 4.30 5.15  
Coniston arr 11.30 12.30 1.45 2.40 3.45 4.40 5.25  
The Coniston Inn jetty was formerly known as Waterhead.
 
Fares Adult Child (5-15)
(under 5's Free)
Family (2ad, 3ch)
Northern cruise (around the lake or hop on & off throughout the day) £12.50 £6.25 £28.00
Single fares also available to various points around the lake - please pay on boat      
We sell discounted tickets on behalf of Brantwood for entry to the house and gardens. £8.00 Free
       

Wild Cat Island Cruise (Yellow Route): 60 minutes

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See nearly all of the lake in 60 minutes. Discover "Wild Cat Island" as seen in the 1970's film "Swallows and Amazons". See the secret harbour. A Yellow Route around the lake ticket will also allow you to hop on and off the boat for the whole day, either on the the Yellow or Red Route.

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2020 TIMETABLE
Sat 21 Mar to Sun 1 Nov 2020
Coniston dep 10.00 11.20 12.30 2.10 3.20
Torver 10.10 11.30 12.40 2.20 3.30
Sunny Bank 10.25 11.45 12.55 2.35 3.45        
Brantwood 10.50 12.10 1.20 3.00 4.10        
Coniston arr 11.00 12.20 1.30 3.10 4.20        
                   
 
Fares Adult Child (5-15)
(under 5's Free)
Family (2ad, 3ch)
Yellow Route (around the lake or hop on & off throughout the day) £13.75 £6.90 £29.00
Single fares also available to various points around the lake - please pay on boat
We sell discounted tickets on behalf of Brantwood for entry to the house and gardens. £8.00 Free

Southern Lake Themed Cruise (Green Route): 90 minutes

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No Green Route until Monday 20th July.

Enjoy the natural history and tranquil southern extremity of Coniston Water. Discover "Wild Cat Island" of Swallows & Amazons fame.

The Southern service (Green Route) runs Mondays to Thursdays only:

  • Monday and Wednesday: Swallows and Amazons theme
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Campbells on Coniston theme

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2020 TIMETABLE
Wed 1 Apr to Wed 30 Sep 2020
Coniston dep   4.20            
Torver   4.35            
Lake Bank   5.05            
Sunny Bank   5.20            
Brantwood   5.40            
Coniston arr   5.50            
 
Fares Adult Child (5-15)
(under 5's Free)
Family (2ad, 3ch)
Green Route £18.25 £9.15 £36.00
Single fares also available to various points around the lake - please pay on boat      

Winter Timetable

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Experience Coniston Water and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area. See Bluebird's base, pass Holly Howe and find out the names of the fells. Use an around the lake ticket to either relax and enjoy a round trip on the boat, or hop on and off the boat throughout the day at our jetties and catch a later sailing back using the same ticket.

 
  Winter 2020/21
2 Nov 2020 to 12 Mar 2021
Heated cabins
   
Coniston dep 10.40 11.40 12.40 1.40 2.40      
The Coniston Inn 10.45 11.45 12.45 1.45 2.45      
Torver 11.05 12.05 1.05 2.05 3.05      
Brantwood 11.15 12.15 1.15 2.15 3.15      
Coniston arr 11.25 12.25 1.25 2.25 3.25      
                   
 
  • Nov 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29
  • Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31
  • Jan 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
  • Feb daily from Feb 6th 2021 onwards
 
Fares Adult Child (5-15)
(under 5's Free)
Family (2ad, 3ch)
Northern cruise (around the lake or hop on & off throughout the day) £12.50 £6.25 £28.00
Single fares also available to various points around the lake - please pay on boat      
We sell discounted tickets on behalf of Brantwood for entry to the house and gardens. £8.00 Free
       

7 Day Explorer Ticket

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Unlimited travel on Coniston Launch:

  • adult: 27.50
  • child: 13.75
  • family (up to 2 adults and 3 children): 55
  • under 5s: free

Tickets available on the boat.


See also our special interest cruises:

Note:

  • All sailings are subject to weather and operational circumstances.
  • Please fold pushchairs before boarding.
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome - FREE.

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