Book your cruise on Steam Yacht Gondola

Enjoy a unique boat trip on Coniston Water and experience an authentic taste of Victorian luxury. Plan your visit and book tickets here.

For your safety and comfort

We'd like to reassure you that the wellbeing of our passengers, volunteers and staff is our top priority. In line with government guidance, we're taking measures to ensure you have a comfortable and safe cruise with us.

We're sailing with a capped number of passengers to ensure social distancing with allocated seating. Please note that government guidance states that face coverings must be worn on board at all times. Our updated terms and conditions can be found below with full details of what to expect. We'll not be handling cash on board, so we recommend booking online in advance for the Coniston circular cruises. One-way journeys are subject to availability on the day or you may break your round trip ticket by hopping off at any jetty but please note, this will be subject to conditions on the day.

2020 Autumn timetable Sunday 4 - Saturday 31 October (daily except Fridays)

You can choose to go 'FULL' for the 1 hour 40 minute full lake cruise, 'SOUTH' for a 1 hour round trip via Parkamoor and Brantwood, or 'NORTH' for a 1 hour round trip cruise via Brantwood and Monk Coniston. All cruises depart from Coniston Pier.

Depart Coniston

Lake Bank



Monk Coniston

10.45am (South)



12.05pm (North)



1.45pm (Full)





National Trust members
You'll receive a 10% discount on scheduled cruise round trip fares. When booking online, please select the National Trust members’ ticket after choosing your sailing date, and show your membership card when boarding.

How to get here
Cruises depart from Coniston Pier . To get to Coniston Pier by car, take the A593 from Ambleside or the B5285 from Hawkshead. Turn immediately left after the petrol station. The pier is at the end of Lake Road. Parking is 50 yards from the pier and is pay and display (not NT). 

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome on board on the outer decks.

You can read our access statement (PDF / 0MB) download. If you need further information before making a booking, you can contact the booking office.

Privacy policy and booking terms and conditions
Please see our Privacy Policy for more information on how we look after your personal information and here are the online booking terms and conditions (PDF / 0.1MB) download
Family tickets include 2 adults and up to 3 children. A child is defined as age 5 - 17. Children under 5 travel free.

Booking online

To book online, please select your preferred cruise from the dropdown menu below. Tyg tickets handle online bookings on our behalf.



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