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Boat Hire

Hire a rowing or motor boat and explore Derwentwater and its islands under your own steam.

Sail around the islands and discover little inlets and beaches as you explore Derwentwater under your own steam by hiring a rowing boat or self drive cabin cruiser motor boat. Hire a family size boat for up to two hours. Large boats to cater for up to 8 adults can be provided.

No boating experience is necessary as we provide full safety instruction and life jackets for everyone on board.

Boat hire on Derwentwater is available from now until November 3rd.

No pre-booking required, just turn up at our booking office by the lake (SatNav CA12 5DJ).

You can take dogs on the hire boats if you like.


Boat Type1/2 hr1 hr
Small Rowing
1-4 people
Large Rowing
4-8 people
4 Seater Motor
4-6 people
8 Seater Motor
8 people

More Info

For more info on hiring a boat on Derwentwater, check our FAQs or contact us.