Steam Yacht Gondola

Rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht on Coniston Water

Steam Yacht Gondola

Things to see and do

Children peering into the engine room aboard Gondola on Coniston Water

Timetable & prices

Join us for a cruise on Coniston Water anyday from 30 March until 31 October 2019. We run Head of Lake and Full Lake cruises. See our timetable to find your cruise.

Ranger on Peel island Conison water, Cumbria

Spring 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

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What's on

Upcoming events

Cadbury's Easter trail aboard Steam Yacht Gondola

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Fun for all the family this Easter with our nature-themed trail. Hop aboard any of our sailings over the Easter weekend and join in. Complete the trail to claim your Cadbury's chocolate prize.

Grand Victorian Circular Tour

Fri 10 May 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 23 May 2019
A day with our local Volunteer Ranger on a guided cruise and walk to discover Beatrix Potter’s Coniston story, including afternoon 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

Steam Yacht Gondola

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.