Windermere Motor 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.

Watersports Bookings

Book now for your activity with us. Bookings available for Spring - Summer 2024.
(30th March - October 2024)

Pre-booking is essential.

Hire & Activities can be booked online or by phone.

0333 2203 106
Mon-Fri: 8.30am-8pm
Sat-Sun: (Including Bank Holidays) 9am-4pm

015394 39441
(For same day bookings & other enquiries.
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm)


All sessions are subject to availability & weather conditions.

Before arrival please check:
Opening Times | Terms & Conditions | Car Parking & Facilities

Motor Boat Hire on Windermere

Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre is conveniently situated on the lake Windermere shoreline, part way between Windermere and Ambleside. The Watersports centre provides free parking for the duration of your hire period. Our shoreline jetties give easy access to the lake, allowing hirers to explore Windermere with one of our self drive motor boats, pedalos or fishing boats.


Moored Self Drive Boats on the jetty by Windermere


Self Drive Motor Boat Hire 

The centre's self drive motor boats are powered by a 6hp engine and are controlled by a steering wheel. Instruction and basic equipment is provided though we ask those wishing to hire a boat to be 18 years or older and those driving one of our self drive motor boats to be 16 years or older.

We offer boats for hire for either 2, 4 or 8 hours. The centre’s motor boats can accommodate a maximum of 6 people and we have a range of prices to suite boat occupancy. All our motor boats have a small roof and open aft deck. We welcome well behaved pets on all our motor boats.

Hire Period 1 to 2 people 3 to 4 people 5 to 6 people
2 hours £60 £70 £80
4 hours £100 £110 £120
8 hours £155 £165 £175

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


Fishing Boat Hire

Our fishing boats have the same 6hp outboard engine as our motor boats, They are ideal for your fishing trip. Hire for 4 or 8 hours, we will provide an anchor. 

Hire Period Price
4 hours £110
8 hours £165

(Please note the fishing equipment is not provided.)

Pedalo Hire

The Watersports Centre also has a number of pedalo boats available to hire. These small self powered boats can accommodate up to 4 people and provide a fun way to explore lake Windermere under your own steam.

Up to 4 people.

Hire Period Price
2 Hours £35
4 Hours £45


Guest Discount Offer

Visitors staying at any English Lakes Hotel are eligible for a discount of 10% OFF watersports activities & courses at The Watersports Centre.

Please Note: Discount is not available for any Wake on the Bay activities.


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