Plan your 2020 visit and 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.

You can book your cruise online up to 12 hours in advance of your sailing time. Alternatively, you can just turn up at any one of our jetties and pay for your ticket once you’re on board. We recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before the departure time. You can book tickets from the link at the bottom of this page

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.

2020 Timetable (Friday 27 March - Sunday 1 November)

Daily                    South Lake      North Lake      North Lake      Full Lake

Coniston Pier             10.45               12.00                 1.30                  2.30

Lake Bank                  NA                   NA                      NA                    3.10

Parkamoor                 11.15               NA                      NA                    3.30

Brantwood                 11.40               12.25                 1.55                   3.55

Monk Coniston           NA                  12.37                 2.07                   4.07

Coniston Pier             11.45               12.45                2.15                    4.15

Easter bank holiday weekend - hop aboard for a relaxing evening cruise. Details coming soon.
Ruby rebuild anniversary celebation week: Sunday 21- Friday 26 June 2020 - details coming soon.

Gift vouchers

You can buy gift vouchers online throughout the year for special occasions, such as Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays and anniversaries. Select the voucher option from the drop-down menu below. This is an open-ended ticket which the recipient can book at any time by phoning or emailing our booking office.

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). 

Facilities on board

There is a small shop on board selling items as a momento from your trip with us. Due to the size of the boat, there is no toilet on board. The closest toilets to Coniston Pier are in the car park (not NT). Food and drink is not available to purchase on the boat. 


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 / 0MB) 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

The booking button below takes you to Tyg tickets who handle online bookings on our behalf.



New sailing timetable for 2020