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Notice: Potential for severe weather on Friday 29th August. If you are planning to cruise with us on this date, please call in advance to check whether we are sailing or look here for an updated message. Tel 015394 32733.

Rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht on Coniston Water

Designed to be different, Steam Yacht Gondola is the unrivalled sailing experience of the Lakes.

Enjoy the charm of luxury travel once experienced by wealthy Victorians, riding in style in Gondola’s opulent saloons or relaxing on her open-air decks as she glides across Coniston Water.

Watch the impressive steam engine in operation from the open viewing windows and quiz the boat’s engineer on its workings. Take in the spectacular scenery of the Coniston Fells and listen to the crew’s commentary on the area’s history and famous connections.

Gondola is on the water from 1 April until 31 October.

NT Members: A discount of 20% is available to National Trust members on all Half Lake and Full Lake cruises when booking online. A discount of around 12% is available to NT members who pay on the boat. You must show your NT membership card when boarding. More information.

 

Gift experience

For an unforgettable experience, become 'Engineer for the Day' and enjoy a thrilling, full day, behind the scenes, hands-on adventure with the crew of Steam Yacht Gondola.

Definitely one to add to your bucket list.

Private charters

Group party disembarking Gondola © National Trust

Group party disembarking Gondola

Celebrate your special event in 2014 with a private cruise on our luxurious Victorian steam-powered yacht in the captivating surroundings of Coniston Water.

Wedding celebrations

Wedding celebrations © Barnaby Aldrick Wedding Photography

Wedding celebrations

Take your wedding guests for a cruise around Coniston Water to add extra sparkle to your special day.

Group bookings

Group day out © Barnaby Aldrick Wedding Photography

Group day out

Bring your club, society or walking group on Gondola in 2014 and receive a discount on parties of 15 or more. Group leader travels free.

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