Steam Yacht Gondola

Steam Yacht Gondola

Important notice -

In 2017, Gondola sails from 1 April to 31 October. Tickets available online or just turn up at the pier. All cruises are weather permitting. See you soon.

Rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht on Coniston Water

Steam Yacht Gondola

Things to see and do

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

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.

Steam Yacht Gondola


Steam Yacht Gondola

What's on

Upcoming events

Beatrix Potter's Landscape Cruise and Walk

Thu 25 May 2017
Enjoy a cruise and guided walk with our local volunteer Ranger - a lovely chance to hear the story of Beatrix Potter and her Coniston connections and the impact of her legacy on the nation.

Full Lake Cruise

Thu 25 May 2017
Enjoy an extended sailing on the glorious Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water in the Lakes.

Walkers Cruise

Sat 27 May 2017
Experience a grand day out by sailing in style to the start of a fabulous Lakeland walk from one of Gondola's jetties.

Grand Victorian Circular Tour

Fri 16 Jun 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.

Nautical Knot Cruise with Pirate Paul

Sun 06 Aug 2017
Enjoy a 'Swallows and Amazons' type adventure with Pirate Paul learning some nautical knots and finding out about Gondola's connections to the famous story by Arthur Ransome.

Heritage Open Day

Fri 08 Sep 2017
A free, 'behind the scenes' tour of Steam Yacht Gondola, winner of Cumbria Tourism's Visitor Attraction of the Year, 2016. View seldom seen archive material on the history of the yacht and find out about its rescue and the rebuild. Step on board...
Steam Yacht Gondola

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