You can take a 50 minute cruise around Derwentwater on Keswick Launch (opens in new window). You can buy discounted tickets from Keswick Information Centre when you're here.
Boats can be hired directly from Keswick Launch (opens in new window) at the lakeside. These vary from rowing boats to self-drive motor boats.
To launch your own sailing craft, hire or have some sailing lessons visit:
Keswick Information Centre can issue you with both.
Please do keep close to the shore. Whilst there are some areas of shallow water that may be warm, the deeper water can be cold.
Five times a year, Derwent Island House on Derwent Isle is open to the public. Enjoy a boat trip or even canoe to the island. More details at National Trust - Derwent Isle (opens in new window).
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We can help you with booking accommodation, tickets or attractions. See us in Moot Hall in the Market Place, home to Keswick Information Centre.