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Boat Hire

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

Hire a rowing boat or self drive cabin cruiser motor boat and sail around the islands and discover little inlets and beaches as you explore Derwentwater under your own steam.

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.

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

Boat Hire available from April until October

Booking Info

Unfortunately we do not take bookings.

To hire a boat, please just turn up at our booking office by the lake (Sat nav CA12 5DJ) and go directly to the rowing boat or motor boat attendant to book and pay. Payment is by card only.

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Hire Prices

Hire prices are per boat.

Boat Type1/2 hr1 hr
Rowing Boat 2 Adults
Under 16s free
£12£17
Rowing Boat 3 Adults
Under 16s free
£14£21
Rowing Boat 4 Adults
Under 16s free
£16£25
Rowing Boat 5-7 Adults
Under 16s free
£18£29
Motor Boat 2 Adults
Under 16s free
£24£36
Motor Boat 3 Adults
Under 16s free
£27£40
Motor Boat 4 Adults
Under 16s free
£30£44
Motor Boat 5-8 Adults
Under 16s free
£33£48

More Info

For more info on hiring a boat on Derwentwater, check our FAQs