Steam Yacht Gondola

Rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht on Coniston Water

Steam Yacht Gondola

Things to see and do


Gondola - an unparalleled Lake District cruising experience

Our Ops Manager Bill, explains why Gondola is so unique.

Steam Yacht Gondola


Steam Yacht Gondola

Venue hire

Steam Yacht Gondola

What's on

Upcoming events

Walkers' Cruise

Sat 21 Jul 2018
Take in the stunning scenery around Coniston Water on a combined a cruise and walk. Cruise down the length of the lake and then take an energising walk from Lake Bank back to Coniston Pier (12km) or from Parkamoor to Brantwood (7.5km).

Grand Victorian Circular Tour

Fri 07 Sep 2018
Retrace the steps of Victorian and Edwardian tourists on an adaptation of one of the original Furness Railway grand tours of the Lake District, in partnership with Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and Mountain Goat Tours...

Gondola Behind the Scenes Heritage Open Day event

Fri 14 Sep 2018
As part of the Heritage Open Days festival, this is a rare opportunity to find out more about the story of this wonderful steamboat with seldom seen archive material on display and a chance to chat with the crew.

Beatrix Potter's Landscape Cruise and Walk

Thu 20 Sep 2018
Spend the day with our local volunteer Ranger discovering the legacy and impact of Beatrix Potter's life in the Coniston locality. Sail from Coniston Pier to Monk Coniston, walk through the Monk Coniston estate to iconic Tarn Hows, and return...
Steam Yacht Gondola


Gondola in the process of being rebuilt at Vickers Shipyard at Barrow in 1978

March 2018: Gondola's ruby rebuild anniversary 

We're celebrating Gondola's ruby rebuild anniversary

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Places to stay

Steam Yacht Gondola

Our work


An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.