lake cruises for groups on Coniston
Groups and parties have a variety of ways of enjoying a cruise on Coniston Water:
- groups on our scheduled services
- groups on a short "Brantwood Direct" cruise
- see also the pages in the menu to the left
groups on our scheduled services
During the sailing day we offer great value for pre-booked groups on our scheduled sailings.
Prices for groups on our scheduled sailings are:
- Northern Cruise (45 mins): £9.00 per person
- Southern Cruise (90 mins): £13.50 per person
You can combine either of these cruises with a visit to Brantwood, the special discount house entry price being just £6.15 per person if bought with the launch tickets.
The best and most convenient way to visit Brantwood the one-time home of John Ruskin. We can carry groups and the crossing takes just 10 minutes.
We can take you from Coniston to Brantwood at the following time:
and return you from Brantwood to Coniston at:
17.15 (3rd May - 15th Sep on Fri, Sat, Sun)
The return journey may not be on a private boat.
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 £11.55 per person. This includes adult admission to Brantwood House (£6.15 - full price £7.95). There is a minimum of 15 people, so the minimum charge is £173.25.
new for 2013
We have a new smaller boat with bar and upper deck seating with panoramic 360 degree views of the lake for small parties of up to 12. Prices from £140 for an hour.
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.