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.
Sailings recommence in March 2021 (government guidelines permitting).
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.
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.
Family tickets include 2 adults and up to 3 children. A child is defined as age 5 - 17. Children under 5 travel free.
Tickets for 2021 will be available to book online in the New Year. Online bookings are handled by Tyg tickets, on our behalf.