Steam Yacht Gondola

Rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht on Coniston Water

Steam Yacht Gondola

Things to see and do

Passengers aboard Gondola, a rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht, first launched in 1859.

Book your cruise on Steam Yacht Gondola 

Take a boat trip on Coniston Water with the whole family aboard a steam powered yacht. From daily sailings to special occasion celebrations, the Steam Yacht Gondola is on the water seven days a week – book your tickets now.

Find out more about our cruises

Ranger on Peel island Conison water, Cumbria

Walks from Steam Yacht Gondola

Coniston has a great choice of walks, all taking in true Lakeland scenery. Here's our top three trails that you can combine with a cruise on Gondola.

Steam Yacht Gondola


Steam Yacht Gondola

Venue hire

Steam Yacht Gondola

What's on

Upcoming events

Grand Victorian Circular Tour

Fri 06 Sep 2019
This guided tour re-traces the steps of Victorian and Edwardian tourists on an adaptation of one of the original Furness Railway grand tours.

Beatrix Potter's Landscape Cruise and Walk

Thu 19 Sep 2019
Experience the legacy and impact of Beatrix Potter's life in Coniston with a local experienced guide. Cruise on Gondola, visit the iconic Tarn Hows and stop off for a cream tea at Monk Coniston.
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Burchiello Venetian Gondola

Why Gondola looks like a Venetian 'gondola' 

How Gondola became a moving part of Coniston's cultural landscape...

Past staff, volunteers and shipyard apprentices were reunited on board Gondola

Sept 2018: Gondola ‘family’ reunion to mark ruby rebuild anniversary 

A reunion of those connected to the rebuilding of Gondola 40 years ago met on board in September for some nostalgic reminiscing.

Steam Yacht Gondola

Places to stay

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Our work


Gondola - an unparalleled Lake District cruising experience

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

Gondola's boiler getting hauled out by crane by the shore of Coniston

Read the Gondola blog 

Find out from the crew what's been happening behind the scenes - from our quest to re-connect with people who rebuilt Gondola 40 years ago to our recent flagship award.