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Notice: 29 - 31 October 2014 Please note that due to poor light conditions, the 3.30pm sailings have been cancelled. The 2.30pm cruise on Thurs 30th will be a half lake cruise (not full lake as advertised). We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.


Autumn offers

Steam Yacht ’Gondola’ on Coniston Water

Take advantage of our two autumn offers - an extra 10% off all 3:30pm half lake cruises and an extra 10% off our Engineer for the Day Experience.

Both offers run until the end of the season. Use promo code AUTM14 when booking online.

Great British Walks

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn 

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn

Combine a cruise on Steam Yacht Gondola with a Great British Walk.

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 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 party disembarking Gondola © National Trust

Group party disembarking Gondola

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.