Lake Windermere Boats

For Hire.

If you are looking for a fun-filled adventurous activity why not view our range of Self Drive Boats at our boat hire centre at Bowness Bay Marina.
We have an impressive selection of self drive boats available, perfect for exploring every corner of Lake Windermere, Ambleside and more. Booking in advance through our online booking system is recommended to avod dissapointent. Subject to availablity our system will allow you to book a boat from your mobile phone on arrival.

We have a fleet of boats available in a range of sizes perfect for couples, families and small groups. Click Here to book your preferred boat today.

Please note: Full payment is required at the point of booking. Please check out our boat hire Prices and FAQ's here.

PLEASE NOTE - Due to Covid-19 and Social Distancing regulations it is more important than ever that our customers arrive at least 15 minutes prior to you reserved time slot. This enables us to operate our business and control the number of people on our Marina therefore creating a safe environment for our customers and our staff. Late arrivals may result in a reduced time period for your hire slot. No refunds will be given.


Mystic Boats For Hire

Mystics (choice of 13 boats)

Our Standard Mystic boats are Licensed for up to 8 persons and are powered by a quiet electric motor. These boats are very easy to operate and can be fully covered, half covered or completely open to suit the weather conditions. Our Mystic boats are available from just £55 for 2 hours on the water. Please use the button below to view our Prices and FAQ’S page for more information.


Premium Boats - Duchess, Glorietta & Alice

(advance booking highly recommended)

Boat For Hire - Duchess


(6 person maximum)

‘Duchess’ is a 21ft Traditional Electric Launch. These launches are almost silent when under way. Bring a hamper, and enjoy the changing scenery and wildlife as the hustle and bustle of daily life is left behind.

‘Duchess’ is a fully open boat with no cover so perfect for clear sunny days. This boat also features a Bluetooth/FM Stereo system.

Boat For Hire - Glorietta

Glorietta & Alice

(5 person maximum)

‘Glorietta’ and 'Alice' are 16ft Scandinavian built luxury day cruisers and can carry a maximum of 5 persons. Propulsion comes from a super quiet Modern Suzuki Outboard Engine. Cockpit seating for 4 with an additional seating area in the front of the boat underneath the windscreen. Book Now to avoid dissapointment


Premium PLUS Boats - (Michelle, Isla, Eden, Zena & Zelda)

(advance booking highly recommended)



(8 persons maximum)

‘Michelle’ is an 18 ft Luxury electric day boat with a comfortable and sociable cockpit layout, cd/usb stereo, table with drinks holders, led lighting and hardtop roof with optional canopy screens. ‘Michelle’ is easy to operate and very manoeuvrable. Propulsion comes from a fully electric pod drive motor and is therefore extremely smooth and quiet. PLEASE NOTE - Due to the capacity of this boats batteries 'Michelle' can only be hired for a maxium of 5 hours per day

Boat For Hire - Isla

Isla & Eden

(8 person maximum)

‘Isla’ and ‘Eden’ are 18ft Luxury day launches and are powered by super quiet modern Outboard Motors. Like ‘Michelle’, ‘Isla’ and ‘Eden’ can seat up to 8 persons in comfort and are very easy to operate. Both boats feature full canopy enclosures for weather protection and a bluetooth/FM stereo system.

Boat For Hire - Warrior

Warrior Boats 'Zena' & 'Zelda'

(6 person maximum)

Our Warrior Class boats 'Zena' & 'Zelda' are 17ft Dayboats Powered by a Suzuki Outboard engine and can carry up to 6 persons in comfort. Two deluxe bucket seats fitted on seat boxes can rotate forwards or backwards and cushions are fitted on the forward seat moulding. A full size rear bench seat complete this all round family leisure boat. The forward area of the boat is enclosed with a canopy available to cover the driver and passenger seats.


All of our Premium and Premium PLUS boats are available for a minimum hire period of 2 hours and prices start from £75. Please Click on our Prices and FAQ’S’ page for more information.

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Bowness Bay Marina
Winander House, Glebe Road
Cumbria LA23 3HE