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Notice: Sailings start on April 1st. Book online now!

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.

Important note for members: As Gondola is an NT Enterprise, we are required to charge you the full fare. All profits generated by NT Enterprises support our conservation work.

 

Spring offer

Grab an extra 10% discount on top of our standard 10% online booking discount on all 11am and 3.30pm half lake cruises during spring.

Use promotion code SPNT14 when completing your booking.

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.

Engineer for the day experience

Gondola engineer at work © Ian Fairweather

Gondola engineer at work

For an unforgettable experience, become engineer for the day on Steam Yacht Gondola. Definitely one to add to your bucket list.

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