Lake District Boat Tours

Hop on board our BRIG Navigator RIB for a fun and informative tour of Windermere, from the shores of Graythwaite Estate to Bowness Bay and back. With expert knowledge of the local area, your skipper will share anecdotes and tales, show you homes of the rich and famous, point out historic landmarks and help you spot local wildlife. Sit back and enjoy the ride on England’s largest lake in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

RIB Boat Tours on Lake Windermere

Our usual RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) tours start and finish at our watersports base, on Lake Windermere within the Graythwaite Estate. The one hour tour is an exclusive charter for your group, accommodating 1 to 9 passengers.

Once underway, our friendly and experienced skipper will stop periodically to tell tales of gun powder plots and the estate’s history whilst pointing out places of interest on the western shore before crossing the route of the Mallard, the Lake Windermere’s 500-year-old ferry route and circumnavigating the largest of the Lake’s islands, Belle Isle.  You’ll head back via Bowness Bay along the eastern shore where you’ll see some of the most enviable properties and their lake frontage gardens, passing the Temple of The Heroes and the arts and crafts architecture of the famous Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club.

Our RIB boat trip is a blend of sightseeing, stories and fun on the water and is often the highlight of many of our guests’ visit to the Lake District. Please note that we must respect the lake’s 10mph speed limit, but that doesn’t in any way remove the fun from the experience. Well, maybe just a tiny bit if you’re a thrill-seeker! 🙂

We provide free parking and life jackets are included.  We suggest bringing warm clothes and a waterproof in inclement weather. Well behaved dogs are welcome, and often love it as much as their owners!

Fancy something a little different? We offer private charters to suit your itinerary with our boat and skipper at your disposal.  Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss.

The watersports centre is a ‘pop-up’, from April to October and at the end of the season, we pack up, leave no trace and allow Grubbins Point peace and quiet over the winter before all the fun starts again next year.  With no electricity or running water, we run purely on our inner energy and sunshine. 

PLEASE NOTE; we don’t take online bookings for same day watersports in case we’re inundated and unable to staff them so for  bookings within 24 hours, please call or email your enquiry and hopefully we’ll be able to fit you in. 🙂


Group size: 1-9 guests

Duration: 1 hour 

Price: £130.00. Please note, prices exclude a 4% booking fee, capped at £5.00 + VAT.

Booking Terms & Conditions

For more information, to discuss multi-activities or for groups, please call: