Steam Yacht Gondola

Steam Yacht Gondola

Important notice -

We are happy to tell you that all cruises are operating as normal.

Rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht on Coniston Water

Steam Yacht Gondola

Things to see and do

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.

Timetable and booking

Gondola experiences

wedding couple on bow of Gondola

Steam, cream and smiles that beam 

Will your cruise make a poet out of you? Write your own ode to Gondola and you could win a Steam and Cream Experience for Two.

Walk, play, read

Video

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.

Steam Yacht Gondola

Groups

Steam Yacht Gondola

What's on

Upcoming events

Grand Victorian Circular Tour

Fri 02 Sep 2016
10:15-16:00
Retrace the steps of Victorian and Edwardian tourists on an adaptation of one of the original Furness Railway grand tours of the Lake District.

Walkers Cruise

Sat 03 Sep 2016
11:00-12:00
Experience a grand day out by sailing in style to the start of a fabulous Lakeland walk from one of Gondola's jetties.

Swallows & Amazons Cruise and Guided Walk

Sun 04 Sep 2016
11:00-16:15
Join a Cumbria Tourist Guide on this cruise and guided walk into the world of Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons.

Beatrix Potter's Landscape Cruise and Walk

Thu 08 Sep 2016
11:00-16:15
Enjoy a cruise and guided walk with our local Ranger - a lovely chance to hear the story of Beatrix Potter and her Coniston connections and the impact of her legacy on the nation.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 10 Sep 2016
17:00-18:30
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...

Swallows & Amazons Cruise and Guided Walk

Sat 08 Oct 2016
11:00-16:15
Join a Cumbria Tourist Guide on this cruise and guided walk into the world of Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons.
Steam Yacht Gondola

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