Lake cruises and group charters on Coniston Water in the Lake District
Photo: Coniston Water in the Lake District

lake cruises for groups on Coniston

Photo: Coniston Launch

Groups and parties have a variety of ways of enjoying a cruise on Coniston Water:

groups on our scheduled services

During the sailing day we offer great value for pre-booked groups of up to 50 people on our scheduled sailings.

Please contact us for more information.

Brantwood Direct

The best and most convenient way to visit Brantwood the one-time home of John Ruskin. We can carry groups from 25 to 63 people on a short Brantwood Direct Cruise at or before 10.15 a.m.

Whilst most of our groups travel from Coniston Boatlandings, an increasing number like to take morning coffee, a buffet lunch, or afternoon tea at the Waterhead Hotel, and we can collect you from the hotel five minutes later than the above times.

The price for the Brantwood Direct is 5.50 per person. In addition we sell discounted group entry tickets on behalf on Brantwood (6.35 - full price 8.25). There is a minimum of 15 people, so the minimum charge in total is 177.75.

general group information

We carry most of our daytime charters from Coniston Boatlandings where there is coach parking and toilet facilities. We can however pick you up from the Waterhead Hotel jetty (parking for one coach) provided you are taking some refreshment at the hotel. We normally provide a brief 'introduction to Brantwood' commentary as part of the Brantwood Direct (time is limited).

At Coniston Boatlandings (see map of lake) there is free coach parking, a cafe, and toilet facilities, whilst the Waterhead Hotel (North end of the lake) has good coach parking for groups that are using the hotel for coffee, lunch or tea (tel: 015394 41244).

The enclosed saloons on our launches hold about 35 people.

Groups should allow plenty of time to get to Coniston, especially if travelling by coach in mid-season. We advise arriving at least 15 mins before sailing time so that we can board you before we board other passengers.

Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.