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Boat Hire

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

Boat hire will re-open at Easter 2021. We are not taking bookings, please just turn up go directly to the rowing boat or motor boat attendant to book and pay. Payment is by card only.

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.

We are not taking bookings, please just turn up at our booking office by the lake (Sat Nav CA12 5DJ).

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

Pricing (price per boat)

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.