Welcome to Bowness Bay Marina, Lake Windermere’s Premier Self Drive Boat Hire Company

If you are looking for the most affordable self-drive Boat Hire Windermere has available why not visit Bowness Bay Marina today and see which boat takes your fancy. We have a range of self-drive boats available catering for a wide range of excursions. Whether you're looking for a romantic experience on the lake, looking to give your family a trip to remember or simply wish to explore the hidden beauty of Lake Windermere, our team can help!

We have been hiring boats on Lake Windermere since 1952 and pride ourselves in offering all customers an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. See all that Lake Windermere has to offer from the comfort of our self drive motor boats, available with and without a roof. Its the perfect day out for family and friends and Children travel FREE.

We also offer annual berthing, winter storage, plus boat sales and service through Windermere Boat Sales

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

We are delighted to be reopening for boat hire from March 29th 2021 and are accepting online bookings NOW

We have implemented some changes to how we operate our business and will be following Government guidance to ensure a safe environment for our customers and our staff.

Some of the changes we have made include;

  • Maximum of 6 Persons
  • No Queue, simply visit our website, book your boat and come to our entrance 15 minutes before your time slot
  • Contactless payment only, please book and pay through our website booking system
  • Every boat is sanitised between each trip

To enable us to operate safely and within the guidelines all of our boats will be available by ONLINE BOOKING ONLY and for a minimum of 2 hour periods. We encourage booking online in advance however boats can be booked online via our website on your smartphone etc on arrival (subject to availability).

Boats For Hire

We have three categories of boats available including standard, premium and premium plus boats

Standard Boats

Standard Boats

from £55 for 2 hours
Premium Boats

Premium Boats

from £75 for 2 hours
Premium Plus

Premium Plus

from £95 for 2 hours

BOOK your boat securely online

To enable us to operate safely and within the guidelines all of our boats will be available by ONLINE BOOKING ONLY and for a minimum of 2 hour periods.