Steam Yacht Gondola

Steam Yacht Gondola

Important notice -

Gondola is off the water for the winter. She will be sailing again from 1st April 2017.

Rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht on Coniston Water

Steam Yacht Gondola

Things to see and do

Whilst we're off the water

Watch our poetry video

'Gondola found us', by Marion Brown, captures the essence of Gondola

Gondola at the Pier Cottage jetty

Read the Gondola blog 

Read Captain Jack's musings on life on board Gondola as a member of the crew.

Timetable and booking

Gondola's sea serpent

Choose your cruise 

More than just a boat trip, a cruise on Steam Yacht Gondola is a Victorian lifestyle experience played out on Coniston Water, one of England's most beautiful lakes.


Take a brief trip around the lake

Watch our time-lapse footage of our Head of the Lake cruise viewed from the purser cabin window.

Gondola experiences

Make the most of your cruise

Steam Yacht Gondola


Steam Yacht Gondola

What's on

Upcoming events

Walkers Cruise

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Experience a grand day out by sailing in style to the start of a fabulous Lakeland walk from one of Gondola's jetties.

Full Lake Cruise

Mon 03 Apr 2017
Enjoy an extended sailing on the glorious Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water in the Lakes.

Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunts

Fri 14 Apr 2017
Have fun on board with our Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunts over the Easter weekend

Gondola - a piece of Venice in the Lakes

Thu 11 May 2017
Why is there a little piece of Venice on Coniston Water in the form of the very elegant Steam Yacht Gondola? Enjoy a lecture on board with our Curator, Harvey Wilkinson exploring the significance of this grand design .

Grand Victorian Circular Tour

Fri 19 May 2017
Retrace the steps of Victorian and Edwardian tourists on an adaptation of one of the original Furness Railway grand tours of the Lake District.
Steam Yacht Gondola

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