Steam and Cream cruise

Gondola, a rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht, first launched in 1859, on Coniston Water (not NT), Lake District, Cumbria

We're happy to offer you the chance to experience the engine room first hand on this cruise. And on the return leg, it's feet up with a gorgeous picnic hamper.


Spend time on the outward leg of our full lake cruise down in the engine room with Gondola's engineer learning how to raise steam and tend the engine.

Then climb up on to the helm and experience what it's like to steer this magificent boat down Coniston Water.


Once you've had your fill of 'steam', relax inside one of Gondola's Victorian saloons or out on her open air decks on your return journey and tuck into a delicious picnic hamper.

Cost and booking for 2019

Please note that we are currently changing supplier for catering and will supply exact details and cost as soon as we can. Our 'Steam & Cream' cruise is available for 1 or 2 people and must be booked in advance.

In 2018, our prices were:

One person - £65

Two people - £110

Book online (temporarily on hold due to change of supplier)

When booking online you will be issued with a gift voucher for your steam & cream experience. You (or the recipient of the voucher) will need to phone the booking office (015394 32733) at least three days in advance to confirm the date of your cruise. Please note that places are limited so book well in advance to guarantee your place. You will need to quote your voucher number at time of booking.

We'll update this page as soon as we can.