RIB (rigid inflatable boat) tours

RIB Tours

Our usual RIB tours start and finish at a private boat house on Graythwaite Estate. The 1-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’s 500-year-old ferry route and circumnavigating the largest of Windermere’s islands, Belle Isle.  You’ll head back via Bowness Bay along the eastern shore where you’ll see the range of 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 tour is a blend of sightseeing, humour, exhilaration, and fun on the water and is often the highlight of many of our guests’ visit to the Lakes. Please note, 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! 🙂

Parking close to the boat house is complimentary 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.

Our watersports centre is a ‘pop-up’, from April to October (exact start and finish dates subject to the weather and school holidays) and at the end of the season we pack up, leave no trace and allow Grubbins Point peace and quiet over the winter months before all the fun starts again next year. 

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