Windermere Boat Hire

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Explore lake Windermere from Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre with one of our Self Drive Motor Boats, Traditional Fishing Boats or Pedalos. Free parking and just a short drive from Windermere or Ambleside.

Boat Hire on Windermere

Our motor boat hire allow you to explore Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake at your own pace. Public jetties along the eastern shore allow you to get off the boat and explore the lakeside towns, or stop off for lunch.


Self Drive Motor Boat Hire 

Our motorboats have a 6hp outboard engine and controlled by a steering wheel, which can take up to six people

Hire Period 1 to 2 people 3 to 4 people 5 to 6 people
4 hours £90 £100 £110
8 hours £140 £150 £160


Prices include buoyancy aids and fuel. Minimum age to hire the boat is 18 years old and you must be 16 years old to drive the boat.


Fishing Boat Hire

Our fishing boats have the same 6hp outboard engine as our motorboats, They are ideal for your fishing trip. Hire for 4 hours, we will provide an anchor.

Hire Period Price
4 hours £100
8 hours £150


Pedalo Hire

Up to 4 people.

Hire Period Price
2 Hours £30
4 Hours £45


Opening Times & Bookings

All sessions are subject to availability & weather conditions.

Opening Times

1st November 2021 - 1st April 2022
(The centre is closed for hire. Boat hire will be available on reopening in April 2022)

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Weekends: Closed


Pre-booking is essential. Activities can be booked by calling us on:

015394 39441

Please read our COVID-19 Safety policy for full details before you arrive.


Guest Discount Offer

Stay at any English Lakes Hotel and get 10% OFF watersports activities & courses.


Parking & Facilities

Our facilities include ample parking (free for customers only), changing rooms and showers, equipment hire and a shop selling refreshments and watersports equipment.

Sat Nav: LA23 1LP

COVID-19 Restrictions

This activity is now currently available to book. Please note that due to our COVID-19 safety policy there will be restrictions on use including the following:

• Hire duration is limited to half day hire only (4 hours)

• Pre-bookings are essential

• Instruction is not available so all guests must be competent and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Please see our COVID-19 Safety Policy and be aware of the changes before you arrive for your activity.

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