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Notice: Sadly, our 2014 season has come to an end. Gift experience vouchers are still on sale throughout. Thank you to all who have sailed with us this year. Keep in touch by following Ivan's blog over the winter and see you in 2015.

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.


Christmas gift ideas

Christmas goodies

Christmas goodies

Scratching your head trying to think of what to get for your loved ones this Christmas? Buy a voucher for a picnic cruise, afternoon tea cruise, or for that extra special present take a look at our engineer for the day experience.

Buy vouchers

Buy your Steam Yacht Gondola gift voucher, redeemable next season, at 2014 prices.

Group bookings

Bring your club, society or walking group on Gondola in 2015 and receive a discount on parties of 15 or more. Group leader travels free.

Private charters

A newly wed couple disembarking at Monk Coniston jetty © L.Tench

A newly wed couple disembarking at Monk Coniston jetty

Celebrate your special event in 2015 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.